Best Tattoo Aftercare Instructions

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Tattoo Aftercare Instructions





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Now, you have your fresh new tattoo, and you want to take good care of it! From this point on, your Tattoo Artist is not responsible for any infection or problems you may have with your tattoo if you don't take proper care of it. It is very important that you follow these guidelines. A really beautiful tattoo can turn into a disaster if the proper aftercare is not taken.


Leave That Bandage Alone!
Your artist took the care to cover up your new tattoo for a very good reason - to keep air-born bacteria from invading your wound. Yes, as pretty as your new tattoo is, it is still a wound. Open flesh is a breeding ground for bacteria and infection. Leave the bandage on for a minimum of two hours, but no longer then ten hours. Excitement of having a new tattoo will make you want to remove the bandage so you can show your friends, but your friends will just have to wait until later. (hope you got a pic before the bandage was applied to show your friends.)


The only exception to this rule is if your artist covered your tattoo with saran wrap or some kind of plastic. This is extremely detrimental to a tattoo (and is not proper aftercare ethic), so it should be removed immediately. You're better off not having anything covering than to be suffocating your new tattoo with plastic wrap 


How to Wash and Treat your Tattoo
A Wash the tattoo twice a day for the next 3 to 4 weeks once in morning and once at night untill fully heald. Wash your hands thoroughly with *DIAL LIQUID ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP before each wash of the tattooGet your sink water to as hot as you can stand to the Tattoo with out burning your self. After you remove the bandage, you will want to wash your tattoo. Taking half a pump of*DIAL LIQUID ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP lather it up in your hands (make it bubbly) only using the tips of your fingers you will want to gently wash away any ointment, blood and/or plasma and to completely clean the area. Do not use a washcloth or anything abrasive when washingthe Tattoo. Your hand is your best tool in this case. (If your tattoo feels slimy and slippery, you have probably been oozing plasma. Try to gently remove as much of this as possible - when the plasma dries on the skin surface, it creates scabs.) Once washed and rinsed. Then pat/press (do not rub) the area firmly with a CLEAN paper towel NOT A CLOTH TOWEL (cloth towels tend too leave cloth fibers in the tattoo causing the cloth to retain ink causing fading in the tattoo) to get it completely dry and free of all moisture (for bacteria can spawn in moisture and prone you to  infection). Now once fully dry I recommend *Aquaphor for the 1st seven to ten days after every wash ( really unto where the tightness and soreness in the tattoo is gone you will use the *Aquaphor ) you will apply one pea size drop for every 3 to 4 square inches. After applying the *Aquaphor grab afew more papertowels and same method use to remove moisture will be used to remove excess *Aquaphor. So then pat/press (do not rub) the area firmly with a CLEAN paper towel (NOT A CLOTH TOWEL) do this till the *Aquaphor is a thin film over the tattoo (slightly visable). After the tightness and soreness is gone from the tattoo you will still wash twice a day for the next 2 weeks or untill fully heald but after every wash at this rate you will start to use the lotion. A lot of artists recommend Lubriderm, but I have found that Lubriderm stings when I apply it. Instead, I have had great success *Aveno (Fragrance Free)lotion. Apply thin layer of  *Aveno (Fragrance Free)lotion after every wash at this rate until fully heald.


How to Shower with your Tattoo 


    !!NO!! baths, only untill tattoo is fully heald. When in shower save the tattoo for the last thing to be washed and wash it the same way you would out side of shower Making sure the *DIAL LIQUID ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP is with you in the shower and wash the tattoo just before exiting shower. (only reason I state this your body wash shampoo conditioner all have Fragrance and leaving this on your tattoo can cause infection).  when out of shower dry the tattoo with a CLEAN PAPER TOWEL ON YOUR TOWEL (no baths till fully heald bath can cause the tattoo to soften causing the tattoo to fade). Do not use perfum or cologne on or around the Tattoo will cause infection. 



 If at any time during the healing proccess of  the tattoo, might itch slap or pat the Tattoo do not itch or rub the tattoo for this will pull the ink out.




   No swimming, NO tanning, NO salt water, NO chlorine water or NO lakes until 4 weeks or fully heald. avoid DERICT sunlight to the tattoo during healing process and after healing process is complete so tattoo does not fade if you chose to be in sun once heald apply the strongest form of sun block to keep from fading. 

**Do not use Neosporin. This is a wonderful product for cuts and scrapes, but not for tattoos.**




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