Tattoo Aftercare Tips From a Tattoo Artist

How to Care for Your New Tattoo!

Have you gotten your very first “tattoo?” Whether you’re getting your first ever one or your eighteenth, a fresh “ink” is a special and often memorable event in your life. Just remember that everything about your first “ink” is special, and as a result, it deserves special care and attention. Below are a few tips on how to take care of your new ink before it starts to fade, or after it starts to fade from a tattoo artist.

Keep Your New Tattoo Clean!

New tattoos often come with new skin infections that are the result of poor sanitation. Poorly performed tattoos are another common cause, because of the person’s lack of skill or experience. If you have received a “tattoo,” be sure to wash your skin immediately to prevent such infections. If a skin infection occurs, you should see a doctor right away.

Avoid Scratching!

A tattoo that is healing tends to become very itchy! If you feel the need to itch or scratch your new tattoo, you should stop yourself. Scratching your tattoo can cause problems and can also damage the tattoo making it look ugly. Try tapping it lightly with your fingers until the itchiness fades away.

Keep Your New (or Old) tattoo Hidden!

While it is perfectly normal to want to show off your new ink, you should not expose it to sunlight just yet! It can be very dangerous to expose your new tattoo to direct sunlight or even salty water. Give your tattoo a chance to heal before you expose it to outside elements to avoid infection.

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