TATTOO AFTERCARE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Proper tattoo aftercare is extremely important to ensure that no infections or problems occur after tattooing and also so that your tattoo is not damaged. It is very important to follow the guidelines laid out by the tattoo artist after leaving the shop. After leaving the tattoo parlor the tattoo artist is no longer responsible for any infections or problems that may occur after the procedure. If a new tattoo is not properly taken care of it can turn a beautiful piece of art into a hideous (and painful) disaster
THE AFTER TATTOO WRAP
It is the only way to keep airborne bacteria from entering and invading your wound.
SHOWERING AND SWIMMING
It is totally OK for you to get wet and shower. However, submerging a tattoo in a bath, swimming or sauna can cause serious damage and can be detrimental to your body art. Avoid submerging in water and swimming for at least 2-3 weeks. This is very crucial and many people often forget this, causing their entire tattoo aftercare to go by the wayside.
CLEANSING THE WOUND
After 1-2 hours , the next step of tattoo aftercare is to remove the wrap and wash it gently. Use lukewarm water wash away ointments, blood, and plasma from the skin. Gently massage it under running water.
Every artist will have slightly different aftercare methods that iis better for their way of tattooing which they will advise you accordingly.
Keep in mind that the future results of your new tattoo depend on persistently following the guidelines of tattoo aftercare. It may be tedious, but it is a necessary step.