Proper tattoo aftercare is crucial for ensuring that your tattoo heals correctly and looks great for years to come. At Chronic Ink, we have developed a recommended set of procedures to help you succeed. Your artist's work opens up the skin, compromising its ability to fight infection. Following a proper aftercare process will promote healing and prevent infection, making it just as important as making the initial appointment with your tattoo artist. The quality of your aftercare routine will determine how well your tattoo holds up over time.
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If you want your new tattoo to heal correctly and look great for years to come, proper aftercare is crucial. Here are the steps we recommend at Nguyen Tattoo Studio:
Remove the artist-applied wrapping after 2 hours.
Wash the area gently with unscented soap.
Pat dry with a clean towel.
After 2-4 days, when the tattoo feels dry, apply an aftercare lotion to moisturize the area.
Apply the lotion 2-3 times daily, as needed.
Repeat steps 2-5 until your tattoo is fully healed, which usually takes 15-21 days.
To ensure the best results, you should also avoid certain things during the healing process:
Don't scratch or touch your tattoo.
Don't go sun tanning or swimming until it's fully healed.
Keep pets away from the area.