How to ensure a perfect aftercare of your tattoo?by Sol Cosmedics London’s Leading Micro-pigmentation Clinic
People often get tattoos with a lot of thinking. Usually, everyone getting a tattoo has a reason to get inked. However, the post care of the tattoo is really important.
So once you get your tattoo done, you are ready to flaunt it to the world. The bright and colourful eyebrow tattoo is what you should take care of for the next few days so as to make sure you don’t end up getting a skin infection. Usually, the tattoo artists give you a slight sneak peek into post-care of a newly inked tattoo. But, it is better to list down the tips for same and adhere to them strictly.
Often the jurisdiction of the place you stay asks the tattoo artists to provide written guidelines for tattooing and even a few for post-care. The dermatologists think the tips need to be given to all the people getting a tattoo so that no one ends up with infections or any serious complications.
In the United States, the guidelines are to offer verbal or written aftercare tips and those who don’t do that face legal difficulties like cancelled license etc. Here are a number of things you should adhere to after you get a tattoo:
After getting a tattoo, make sure your tattoo artists cover your new tattoo in a thin layer of petroleum jelly and a bandage.
After 24 hours, you can remove the bandage. Wash the tattoo gently with antimicrobial soap, water and pat it dry.
You can apply a thin layer of antibacterial ointment twice a day on the tattoo but make sure you don’t put another bandage on the same.
Washing the area multiple times a day keeps the bacterial infection away and keeps the same safe. Therefore it is suggested that you wash your tattoo area number of times with soap and water and pat dry gently.
Apply the moisturizer or ointment after you clean the tattoo area and keep it moist.
Try repeating this process for another 2-4 weeks. And try not to wear clothes that stick to the tattoo. Avoiding swimming and basking in the sun for around 2 weeks helps to keep the colour of the tattoo intact. Take shower with cool water as hot water will only hurt; plus it fades the ink.
If your tattoo scabs or develops a layer of hard black thing, don't worry. It is normal. But try not to pick, scratch or peel it. By doing so, you might catch an infection or remove the colour. If you think your tattoo is infected or is not healing properly, you should visit the doctor as soon as possible.
A few more post-care tips
When you leave the tattoo artists place, you ink might look like a million bucks. And it will be bright and shiny. But this might not last long as tattoo might fade over the time. Always protect your tattoo with a sunscreen especially in summers. In order to keep the colours bright, use a sunscreen that has an SPF 45 or higher. Moisturize the area daily and keep the ink away from fading.
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