Did you just get your first tattoo? Thinking of getting another tattoo? Tattoos can be a pain in the neck – literally. Getting tattooed hurts. Whether it’s your first tattoo or your tenth.
We cannot overemphasize on how important the healing process is for your tattoo. A tattoo looks healed anywhere from one week to two weeks. However, healing beneath the skin takes about a month.
After getting your tattoo, the artist cleans it. Before covering it, an anti-bacterial ointment will be applied. Everyone wants to show off their new tattoo to their friends. Don’t let your impatience ruin the tattoo. Your tattoo needs to be protected for about three hours. After these three hours, it’s time to show off your masterpiece to your friends and make them envious.
Remove the covering. If it’s stuck, don’t pull it off, you risk damaging your skin or the tattoo, soak it in cold water and it will come off easily. After removing the covering, wash your tattoo with H2Ocean’s Blue Green Foam Soap and warm water. Use clean hands unless you want a bacterial infection. Do not scrub with anything or apply a lot of pressure. Tip: the water should be lukewarm and not hot. Hot water opens the pores of your skin and drains some color pigments. Additionally, it’s not the most pleasant feeling either. No soaking in the bathtub either. Unless you want a discolored blotted tattoo. After washing, drip cold water. This closes your pores effectively sealing ink pigments. Pat, it using a clean towel. Let it dry naturally exposed. Airing it helps in the healing process.
After the first two days have passed the next important step is lotion.
So, what is the best lotion for tattoo healing? One of the best on the market is H2Ocean’s Ocean Care Cream. This lotion was designed to promote healing and rejuvenation. Some of the major benefits are that it helps soothe the skin from irritation plus is also vegan-friendly. Just put a thin layer about three to five times a day and you are good to go.
After the second day, you can also put a thin layer of H2Ocean’s Tattoo Aftercare Foam at night before you crash for the day. The benefit of this product is that it holds the ink from the tattoo which is important. Plus it holds in the moisture and prevents any scarring or scabbing.