Getting a tattoo is exciting, but it’s not an instant process. Once you’ve been inked, your skin has to heal from the process, and it can take weeks or months. To help the process, follow the after care directions your tattoo artist will tell you. Make sure to keep the area clean lightly covered – and make sure it doesn’t dry out. Resist the temptation to scratch it, even if it itches! Last, but not least, keep an eye out for infection – which will need to be treated quickly. Be patient and careful and your tattoo will be beautiful.
- Resist the urge to touch your new tattoo; keep it covered for several hours afterwards.
- When you remove the bandage, carefully wash the area, then let it breathe.
- A tattoo is a wound, so don’t pick at it or submerge it in water until it has healed.
“Your tattoo artist will kick-start your aftercare routine as soon as their work is complete.”
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