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How to take care of your tattoos? The golden rules

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What you need to know to take care of your tattoo

The success of a tattoo does not depend solely on the skill of the tattoo artist. By adopting the correct behavior, you will also contribute to the fact that your tattoo artist is in good condition, that your tattoo heals and ages well. And contrary to what many people think, these good practices start even before you start getting tattooed.

General description of the different care that should be given to your tattoo.

How to prepare before the act of tattooing?

This is a rule that is not always followed, but is nevertheless obvious: a tattoo is ready. First, resting the days before the needle placement and eating a healthy diet. This will allow your body to better cope with pain and dermatological trauma. Also consider moisturizing your skin with cream. Fans will even tell you to wear cotton clothing in the areas where you want to get a tattoo.

On the side of things to avoid, some basic rules also apply, but it never hurts to repeat them: do not use drugs and / or alcohol the day before your tattoo, wait to go to a festoch in Kathmandu! Without aspirin or equivalent, they have the effect of accelerating blood circulation and avoid exfoliants so as not to irritate the skin.

You are now ready to be bitten in the best possible condition.

Caring for your tattoo right after the session

Your session has just ended and your new tattoo will take about ten days to heal. During these ten days, you will have to carefully follow these tips as well as those that your tattoo artist will give you. Always have clean hands before touching the tattoo because a few hours later you will remove the bandage and apply a neutral pH soap. This will clean up excess ink, as well as blood and lymph residue. Then wipe your tattoo with a clean towel, apply a cream of care and re-bandage. Ideally, repeat these steps before bed to spend the night with a clean bandage.

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The care to be carried out until the total healing of your tattoo

The healing period will last approximately 10 days. Rest easy, your day to day will not be rushed, and this time there is no prohibition on having a nice pint or a shot of Jagermeister to celebrate your new tattoo. However, you will have to comply with a small ritual. First, you can detach yourself from your bandage and, if possible, try to leave your tattoo open or in contact with cotton clothing. Then clean your tattoo twice a day in the shower: in the morning and in the evening. Finally, apply the moisturizer 4-5 times a day. There are many creams available on the market, we have tested and approved Uriage creams

Depending on your skin and the part of your body where it was tattooed, healing may take longer. In this case, continue the treatment until your skin returns to its original appearance.

Scabs and itching

They are not guaranteed, but they can happen. It is necessary to apply a very simple rule: do not touch it! That is, do not scratch and less remove the scabs on pain of deteriorating the quality of your tattoo. When removing a scab, you may see a small hole appear, which is not the best of all. Here's a little granny remedy: If the itch is too strong, apply an ice pack moments. And feel free to repeat the operation every time you feel itchy.

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For a month, the care to give and what to avoid

Here are the best practices to follow in the month following your tattoo:

  • Avoid dusty environments
  • Wear 100% cotton or leave the tattoo outdoors (after removing the cellophane)
  • Avoid contact with animals
  • Change your bedding regularly
  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Avoid the pool, sauna, hammam and, in general, prolonged stations in the water
  • Ban on swimming in the sea, the salt burrows the skin and can damage your healing and the quality of your tattoo

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