How to take care of your tattoo:
Note this is the best possible way of how to take care of your tattoo.
First of all never scratch, pick, or hit on your tattoo. Don’t rub dirt into it neither, or let an animal lick it, or touch it! I have seen it all, believe me!
Sun is very bad during the healing process and bad for tattoos in general, due to its laser like qualities. Therefore do not go to a sun-bed, sauna, into the sea, or into a swimming pool during the healing time!
No sports for at least 5-7 days! Sweating is not the best either.
Don’t wear too tight clothes, synthetic clothes, or clothing that looses fabric, like wool, directly on top of the fresh tattoo. Only 100% cotton long sleeve shirts, or t-shirts and maybe even long underwear for leg tattoos. All 100% natural cotton.
Normal healing time takes anything between 3-14 days and should not produce a thick scab, but a thin layer of skin that rolls off during the healing process like a minor sunburn. Excess colour will roll off with it.
Line work doesn’t necessarily have to be wrapped by the way. Shading and colour is more difficult and important to take care of.
After getting your new tattoo take off the cling-film when home. Wash your hands. Wash your tattoo with clean hands, warm water and normal shower gel or soap. This is a must – the more you wash it the better, but do not wash more than 3-4 times a day. Tap it dry with a clean towel. Leave it open to breathe for 30 minutes and dry a bit more meanwhile. Apply a THIN layer of an antiseptic cream like Panthenol or else, but NOT Bepanthene. Something with Dexpanthenol as ingredient is best.
For the large color works during the first 2 days apply fresh cling-film after the treatment and leave it for not more than 6-8 hours. Repeat this ritual 3 times a day for the next 3 days. Washing and leaving you tattoo to breathe is the most important thing to do. It helps the skin renew itself. The cling-film hinders the skin from getting stuck to clothing or bed sheets.
It’s important to stop using the film after the 2-nd day for the skin to breathe normally. From the 3-rd day on it’s enough to cream your tattoo 3-4 times a day for the next 10-15 days. Always a thin layer!
After getting tattooed don’t listen to any advice in bars, or from so called tattoo experts even in your circle of friends. If you have any questions, problems or doubts, call and ask me first, Please!
To take care of your tattoo for the future use +40 or even +50 sun-blocker screen cream when having sun bath!