How to treat a tattoo?


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Here are some things you should do or not do after you have had your tattoo done. Go home, take a list and start writing. Most of the time you get those advises in the tattoo salon, but in case you did not – that is the place where you could read about them.

First – the bandage that your tattooist has placed on your freshly done tattoo must be replaced in four hours. After that you should carefully wash the tattoo and remove the cream that has remained on it. Wipe it with a soft towel. Put some atibiotic ointment (or some other appropriate medicine). That procedure should be made twice a day until the tattoo is fully healed.

You must not expose your tattoo to the sun, because the tattooed skin is really sensitive to ultraviolet light.

If you do not want to ruin your nicely done tattoo, you should avoid some things, like:

  1. Bathing
  2. Sauna
  3. Pool
  4. Washing
  5. Swimming (in pools, sea, lakes and so on)
  6. Tanning (sun or solarium)

You could do all these things after the tattoo has fully healed.

It is advisable not to wear any tight clothes, because the rubbing might affect badly the healing process and cause you some unpleasant feelings. You should not scratch the tattoo. In case you can not avoid that, scratch it very gently.

Your tattoo and your skin might not look very well a few days after the tattooing, but that is a normal reaction of your body. For two or three days after the tattooing your tattoo might be covered with thin crust. It takes about a week for it to be fully cleaned off. After that, the skin will be still sensitive and it will take a few more days for it to fully recover.

If you find any defects on the tattoo after it is healed, just contact your tattoo salon. Your tattooist’s obligation is to fix them for you free of charge. You should not lose your temper, nothing terrible has happened.

If you get an allergic reaction, immediately contact a dermatologist. He will tell you how to deal with it. Going to the tattoo salon won’t help your allergy.




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