All About Tattoos and Tattoo Care

You have heard that buzzing sound of the tattoo machine of your artist and you already know that you are getting the tattoo of your dreams; your very first tattoo. We are sure that you are very excited and you could not contain your happiness because you have had envisioning yourself with that mark all your life, and now, you are finally getting it on your body. This is such a memorable thing that you should cherish.  

For you to have the best memory as well you have to take good care of your tattoo and one way to do this is to have a plan before anything else. You are reading this so we expect that you still don’t have a plan to do it but if you have, you are still not sure about it. Do not worry because we are going to tell you the things that you should remember in caring for your tattoo. 

REFER TO YOUR ARTIST. You should always listen to your tattoo artist because they are the ones that has a lot of knowledge about the things that you should do in order to maintain the color or form of the tattoo and how to make it last as long as possible. It is better if you have an artist who is very professional in what he or she does because they are the ones that could give you smart and useful advice just like those artists from tattoofiesta.com or other websites and tattoo shops.  

DON’T FORGET TO WASH THE TATT. Your tattoo will be protected by a bandage that your artist is going to put on the part of your body where you had your tattoo placed. This is a film of protection that shields your new tattoo from dirt and other elements that might cause its imbalance. After 2 hours or more (not more than eight hours), you should wash your tattoo so that you could get rid of the fluids that has hardened on the fresh tattoo. Remember that you use a mild soap and that you do not use super cold water or boiling water, lukewarm water would be enough.  

MOISTURIZE. For your tattoo not to dry out to a point where it will crack, you have to make use of a moisturizing cream that has no scent at all. Your tattoo artist would be able to give you a list of creams that you could purchase and apply to your brand new tattoo.  

NO SOAKING. You could not soak your tattoo on the pool, the tub or anywhere. You should not soak it for a month or so, you could still take a shower instead of having baths. You should also maintain it dry, that’s why some artists would say that if your tattoo is in a position where clothes could rub on it, you should put a cling film on top of your tattoo to protect it.  

AVOID THE SUN. The very reason why you should not be in direct sunlight, especially your tattoo is that, the tattoo will fade if it is exposed to this kind of lighting. If you could not avoid the sun because you have a trip or a special event to go to, you should have a cream with SPF to protect your tattoo. Still, you could avail of the good brands but you have to ask your artist first.