Getting a tattoo is one of the most popular ways of expressing yourself. The best way of ensuring that the tattoo remains in its best shape and health is through caring for it in the right manner.
There are a number of things that you should do to ensure that the new tattoo remains healthy and hygienic enough. The following are important after tattoo care tips that you should follow. By following them, you will be giving your tattoo the care and protection it needs. It will end up healing quickly and smoothly without losing its shape and appearance.
- Keep your hands clean
Your hands can be a source of bacteria and pathogens that can cause infections to the tattooed skin. Always clean your hands especially when you are about to touch a fresh tattoo.
- Uncover the tattoo early enough
Ensure that the tattoo protective covering is removed early enough. The first day after a tattoo is done should not pass with the covering still on.
- Avoid tight clothes
Avoid wearing tight clothes that would scratch or interfere with the tattoo. Keep it open or freely covered until it heals.
- Avoid the following contaminants
Avoid the ocean, pool and hot tub water until the tattoo heals. Also keep it away from shampoo and bath soaps because they may contain harmful chemicals.
- Wash it in the following manner
To refresh it, wash the tattoo using H2Ocean’s Blue Green Foam Soap because it is safe and helps protect the tattoo during the healing stage. Use medium pressure to remove all debris and then rinse the tattoo using warm water before wiping it softly with a moisturized paper towel.
- Keep it protected
The tattoo has to remain protected for it to heal faster and better. Use H2Ocean’s Ocean Care Cream or Aquatat Ointment two to three times a day to protect the tattoo, promote the health of your skin and enrich it with various crucial vitamins. For the best results, gently apply the products until they are absorbed.
- Keep it off direct sunlight
While healing, keep the tattoo off direct sunlight and sweat. After healing, keep it cool and protect it from sweat and water using H2Ocean’s SPF 45 Sea Life Sunscreen. Also apply Ink RENU to keep it cool, preserve its color and moisturize it.
- Retain its freshness
The tattoo needs to remain moist and fresh from the inside. Use the available H2Ocean products to lock its moisture inside and retain its fresh look. The products work through creating a protective barrier that locks out bacteria and pathogens while keeping in the good condition of your tattoo.
- Use the right tattoo care products
The tattoo has to be kept naturally appealing using the right products. Its ink needs to be locked in for it to not start losing its intensity. At H2Ocean, you can get naturally produced tattoo aftercare kits, Ultimate Tattoo Care products for the quickest natural healing and Extreme Tattoo Care products for the slowly healing tattoos.