TATTOO AFTERCARE: INSTRUCTIONS, TIPS AND PRODUCTS

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Removing Bandage

When you get a tattoo, your tattoo artist will apply a layer of petroleum jelly or antibacterial cream onto your skin and cover it with plastic wrap or a bandage.

Before touching your skin, it is essential to wash your hands by scrubbing them with soap. The first wash of your tattoo and the surrounding area is important

Wash

Once the skin is completely dry, you can hydrate it. This should be done with an unscented moisturizer.

Hydrate

Your skin needs time to breathe and should not be rebandaged. It will still feel tender and could be red and warm to the touch.

Allow the Tattoo to Breathe

You want to avoid submerging your tattoo in water, for example, going swimming, and direct sun exposure for several weeks.

Avoid Sun Exposure

Use a fragrance-free soap to prevent irritation and wash with warm water.

Tattoo Aftercare Tips

Pat the skin dry with a paper towel after washing it. Wait some minutes to make sure it is completely dry before adding moisturizer.

Find a great unscented lotion for aftercare

Use clean bedsheets to prevent infection or irritation.

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