The following tattoo aftercare instructions are necessary for you to achieve quick recovery and have a great looking tattoo. Here are some of the tattoo aftercare instructions you should follow to achieve the best tattoo.
Pay attention to your tattoo artist:
Always choose the best tattoo artist for the job so that you can be assured of the best possible outcome. After you choose the tattoo artist, they will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your new tattoo. You will achieve the best outcome if you pay attention and follow the instructions provided. Most of the instructions provided are industry standard and have been tried and true for many years. But, pay careful attention to the details in aftercare to allow your new tattoo to properly heal and last.
Leave the covering on for 2-6 hours:
After having a tattoo session, the artist will cover the skin with an antibacterial ointment and cover it. They will apply a covering and some dressing. The covering is necessary to protect your tattoo from possible infection. You should leave the covering in place for a minimum period of two hours before you can remove it. The artist will try to use the best covering on your skin after the tattoo session, always follow the instructions when removing the bandage.
Carefully remove the covering:
The covering can remain in place for up to six hours. But, eventually you should remove it so that your tattoo can start healing. Always ensure you follow the right procedure when removing the bandage so that you can preserve your tattoo design. If the bandage seems stuck, you can soak it in warm water so you can remove it without damaging your new tattoo.
Gently wash the tattoo:
You should use lukewarm water with Blue Green Foam Soap to wash the tattoo. Use your hands to rub the tattoo gently while removing all traces of blood, leaked ink and plasma. It is necessary to prevent the tattoo from scrubbing too soon. Avoid using any items that can possible damage the tattoo, for example a sponge or wash cloth.
After you have thoroughly washed the tattoo to pat it dry using a paper towel. Avoid rubbing the tattoo because it can cause irritation. After the tattoo is dry, leave it uncovered for about half an hour so that it can breathe and dry out any excess moisture.
Apply a thin layer of H2Ocean’s Aquatat ointment 2-5 times a day until absorbed, this is to help you to avoid infection. Each time you wash the tattoo, the ointment should be applied. The tattoo should be washed and moisturized at least twice each day. Always keep the tattoo clean so that you can speed up the healing process. After the tattoo is completed, you may develop itchy skin. You should always avoid scratching your tattoo or even pick at it because it will distort it and ruin it.