Taking care of a tattoo and implementing the correct treatment procedure after it is done is essential, especially in the first hours and days following its execution.
It is important to carefully follow the steps of good care, both to avoid any type of infection and to determine how the tattoo will look over time. If the tattoo is poorly maintained, it will appear faded and dull.
HOW TO CARE FOR A TATTOO
The part that we have decided to tattoo, as soon as the operation is finished, will be inflamed and the tattoo artist will clean and sterilize the affected area, and then apply a soothing cream, covering the area with a bandage or a waterproof protective film. . The next steps that we will have to carry out on our own include:
During the first 2-4 hours after leaving the study, do not remove the protection. After the prescribed hours, after washing your hands, you can remove the bandage, and cleanse the treated area with warm water and neutral soap to remove any residual sweat or blood.
Gently dry with a paper towel, apply a thin layer of soothing cream, and if possible leave the tattoo in contact with the air to encourage the formation of the scab.
In the event of unavoidable exposure to dirty areas in unclean workplaces or environments, always protect with a light layer of soothing cream and apply a paper towel without making it adhere too much. Use the same system to avoid excessively soiling sheets and pillows during the night.
In the morning cleanse with warm water, apply a thin layer of soothing cream, and you can take a shower. It is important to take the necessary precautions to ensure that the outer layer of the skin heals in the best possible way, remaining healthy and intact over time. If the epidermis is tried and not properly treated, the appearance of the tattoo will be affected in return. After healing, the epidermis must be kept hydrated and healthy while also protecting the tattoo from the sun with appropriate protective creams.
CREAMS TO USE
Tattoo creams are essential for complete and correct skin healing: a soothing product can, in fact, help resolve inflammation in the affected area and protect design and colors in the best possible way. In general, soothing creams such as Bepanthenol, Pasta Fissan, and Babygella are recommended for their moisturizing and regenerating properties.
Among the recommended soaps are, for example, Neutromed or Neutro Roberts. Among the tattoo creams recommended for skin care, there are also specific brands, increasingly known and appreciated by industry experts: Jail Break Tattoo Cream and Tattoo Defender are the two most used, also famous for vegan inci. As regards, however, tattoo creams suitable for sun exposure, in addition to Tattoo Defender, Ed Hardy’s Coppertone Tattoo, and Sun Shield Stick can be used.