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How to Care For Your New Tattoo
Keep Your Ink looking Spectacular
IMMEDIATELY AFTER GETTING A TATTOO
Your tattoo has been wrapped to protect it from pollutants; keep the wrap on until you get to a clean, dust free area (indoors). Don’t leave the wrap for longer than two hours because the tattoo needs to breathe to initiate the healing process.
Throughout the day, gently dab away any seepage around the tattoo with a clean tissue paper and keep it dry. Always make sure your hands are clean when handling the tattoo.
The inflammation in your fresh tattoo should subside in an hour, but if you experience pain or prolonged swelling, you may use anti-inflammatory medication (pain relievers) to alleviate the discomfort.
#Don’t expose the tattoo to direct sunlight, or any kind of moisture (rain, swimming pools, or steam rooms).
#Before bed, apply a thin layer of Cipladine ointment on the tattoo. Cipladine is a strong anti – microbial that will protect your tattoo against infection. One application of Cipladine is usually enough; please consult your professional tattoo artist on whether you need multiple applications.
THE next DAY
#First thing in the Morning wash the tattoo with a mixture of warm water and salt so that the surface of the tattoo is free of particles. Dry with a clean towel and then apply a thin layer of Cipladine ointment on the tattoo.
#From the evening you can cleanse the area with warm salt water, dry it up and then apply a good aftercare balm like Tattoo Goo/ Tat Wax. Alternatively, you may use A&D ointment/Baby oil.
#Keep the tattoo moisturized by applying a small quantity of tattoo balm and gently massaging it into the skin, don’t rub. Reapply the tattoo balm several times a day; we recommend using the balm every two to three hours or whenever your tattoo has absorbed the product. Do this every day until the tattoo is fully healed.
#The average healing time for a tattoo is two weeks. During this time, make sure that your tattoo is always moisturized, it should never look dry and there should always be a thin layer of balm on it.
#Before bathing, apply a thin layer of A&D ointment on the tattoo. Use a mild pH balanced soap, and avoid using soap directly on the tattoo for the first few days.
#Protect the tattoo from direct sunlight and rain for at least two weeks. If sun expose can’t be avoided, use a high-end after care cream like Tattoo Goo which has a built-in sunscreen or a basic after care cream along with a good quality sunscreen.
You may continue to apply oil/ointment on the tattoo for a week after it’s completely healed.
DO NOT use too much tattoo balm
Always apply a thin layer of balm/oil on the tattoo, using too much will smother the tattoo.
DO NOT use Vaseline
Under any circumstances. Use the specially formulated tattoo aftercare creams like Tattoo Goo/ Tat Wax.
Alternatively, consult your professional tattoo artist on what product to use.
DO NOT Itch
The Tattoo is bound to itch when the healing process starts. Keep the tattoo well moisturized so that the skin peels away in soft layers. The healing process must not be hurried in any way, doing so will only damage the tattoo.
DO NOT use multiple products on your tattoo
Doing so may cause chemical reactions between the different products and this could harm the tattoo. It’s important to only use products that are specifically formulated for tattoos.
DO NOT swim
In lakes, swimming pools, bathtubs or any water bodies until your tattoo heals.
DO NOT expose your tattoo to direct sunlight
Until it’s completely healed your tattoo is vulnerable to sun damage, so try to keep it covered when outdoors. Once healed, use a good quality tattoo balm with sunscreen.
DO NOT lift weights or do stretching exercises
Avoid strenuous workouts or stretching until the tattoo is completely healed.
DO NOT wear Woollen or Nylon clothing
Loose cotton clothing is recommended during the healing process.
Watch what you Eat
Foods rich in starch or protein should only be consumed in moderation or avoided altogether.
Drinking Alcohol is not recommended until the tattoo is fully healed.
Improper diet may aggravate the tattoo and increase the heat in your body, which may erupt as boils.
DO NOT deviate from the Professional Tattoo aftercare
Please call us with any questions you may have.
Healthy eating habits will hasten the healing process and enhance the beauty of your tattoo. Include fresh fruits & vegetables in your diet and take a daily Multi-Vitamin Supplement.
If you experience any of the following symptoms: a lot of pain, deep redness around the tattoo or an allergic reaction like rash or bumps around the tattoo, contact us immediately.
If you ever have any concerns or questions about your tattoo don’t hesitate to give us a call or drop by the studio!
Best Tattoo Artists in India Hi! Blitz Magazine August 2015 Edition features “The Land of Eternal Ink” A Story on 3 of India`s Best Tattoo Artists, Features an Exclusive Article on the Life and Journey of Tattoo Artist Veer Hegde, He is rated among 3 Best Tattoo Artists in India. Eternal Expression Tattoo & Piercing Studio 14/1, Wood Street, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025 560025 Bengaluru Phone +91-80-25309090 +91-9742863993 Email address email@example.com Website http://www.tattoobangalore.com DescriptionRead More