When getting a new tattoo these are the directions to follow to secure a proper healing and to prevent complications.
If you’re not allergic to adhesives, the artist will apply a thin layer of bandage/adhesive second skin over the tattoo. This covering prevents bacteria from getting into your skin. It also protects the tattoo from rubbing onto your clothes and getting irritated.
First 3-5 days
THE NEXT 7-10 days
Peel off the adhesive skin in shower under running water and wash the tattoo with fragrance-free soap. You can buy products at our studio. Then gently, pat your skin dry with a soft cloth. Apply a small amount of fragrance-free and alcohol-free moisturizer/lotion to the tattoo (possible to buy at studio as well). Depending on how thick the lotion is and how your body is scabing up, apply lotion 1-3 times a day the first 7-10 days after taking off the cover. You can keep the covering off at this point to let your skin breathe.
A tattoo is fully healed after around 1 month, but especially the first two weeks are important for a good healing.
While your tattoo heals, you should:
– wear sun-protective clothing whenever you go outside
– call your tattoo artist or doctor if you experience any symptoms of
infection or other problems You shouldn’t:
– cover your tattoo with sunblock until it’s fully healed
– scratch or pick at the tattoo
– wear tight clothing over the tattoo
– go into ocean or pools (showers are fine)
In case you have any further questions feel free to text or call us at (323)896-4584, and we’ll be happy to help you.
And besides that, congratulations on your new tattoo, hope to see you soon again!