How to take care of your tattoo: aftercare and balms

We explain how to take care of your newly made tattoo so that it heals as quickly as possible and preserves the colors better for longer.
Aftercare of the tattoo begins right after the tattoo is done, we recommend covering the tattooed area with a surgical-type patch / dressing to help better and faster healing. 
The protective cover must remain for at least 3-4 days after the process. The length of time will depend on the size and location of the tattoo. The tattoo may appear to ooze ink or a thick, sticky substance. This reaction is usually not a cause for concern, as it is just the leftover fluid and ink from the tattoo. When removing, do it gently and slowly so as not to hurt the area. 
This covering protects the open skin from bacteria, sunlight, and rubbing against clothing. This way we avoid infections, the tattoo is an open wound on the skin and it must be taken care of as such.

the first wash

After washing your hands well, you can gently wash your tattoo with soap neutral and warm water with your fingers. It is very important that the soap you use is NEUTRAL.
After washing, you should lightly dry with a clean towel, and then let it air dry for a few minutes. When the area is completely dry, apply a thin layer of moisturizer to the tattoo, but leave it uncovered to allow the skin to breathe.


Your tattoo finishes healing in approximately 15-20 days, in that time do not forget keep it hydrated with the special tattoo balm, a small amount, when it feels dry.


One week

For the first few days, tattooed skin may feel warm to the touch and have a reddish appearance. Colors can also appear very bright against the rest of the skin. 
You should avoid submerging the tattoo in water or getting it wet for the first 3-6 weeks, except when washing it. If you go to the sea, avoid getting it wet or in direct sunlight.
 It is best to wash the tattoo only with clean fingers and not with a cloth or towel, which can irritate the skin and prematurely remove any scabbing that has formed.
 Scabs often form in the first few days, and the ink can still come through the skin and must be washed off. It is important not to remove the scabs or scratch the skin. Any redness or mild swelling usually goes away near the end of the first week.

week of

Around the beginning of the second week, the scabs will start to come off. It is important to be especially careful with washing and moisturizing during this week, since it is easy to remove the scabs and damage the tattoo.
Your skin is likely to be very itchy this week, but you shouldn't scratch it. Tattoo balm can help relieve itchiness. 

week three

The outer layers of the skin should be completely healed by the end of the third week. The inner layers of the skin may take longer to heal, but require much less care.
The chance of infection is reduced once the outer layers of skin have healed, as there is no open wound for bacteria to infect.
Moisturizing regularly in the months after your tattoo will help keep it looking bright and clear. Protecting the tattoo from the sun with clothing while it is healing, and applying sunscreen after it has healed, is especially important in the first few months.

Ink rejection or allergy

At any stage of the healing process, the body can reject an ink color.
If the body is allergic to an ink, a raised rash may form on the skin. 
It is virtually impossible to predict whether or not someone will have a reaction to any specific ink. 
All skins are different and each one reacts differently.
Ink allergies can occur because ink colors contain many different substances. For example, black ink contains carbon and red ink contains mercuric sulfide. These elements are what make the ink stay on your skin. 
Anyone experiencing an infection due to poor tattoo care should see a dermatologist. The person can also contact their tattoo artist for recommendations.
Remember to avoid rubbing, and always keep your tattoo clean.
If you follow these cares you should not suffer any eventuality or infection on your skin, and your tattoo should heal while preserving the colors satisfactorily.

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