How to take care of your tattoo: aftercare and balms

How to take care of your tattoo

We explain how to take care of your newly made tattoo so that it heals as quickly as possible and conserves the colors better for longer.
The aftercare of the tattoo begins right after the tattoo has been made, we recommend covering the tattooed area with a surgical-type patch / dressing to help a better and faster healing. 
The protective cover should 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 be oozing ink or a thick, sticky substance. This reaction is usually not a cause for concern, as it is just the fluid and ink carryover from the tattoo. When detaching, do it gently and slowly so as not to hurt the area. 
This cover protects open skin from bacteria, sunlight, and rubbing against clothing. In this way we avoid infections, we must understand that the tattoo is also an open wound on the skin and we must take care of it 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 dry lightly with a towel and then let it air dry for a few minutes. When the area is completely dry, you can 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 appear reddish in 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 direct sun.
 It is best to wash the tattoo with clean fingers only and not with a cloth or towel, which can irritate the skin and prematurely remove any scabs that have formed.
 Scabs often form in the first few days, and ink can still leak through the skin and must be washed off. It is important not to remove the scabs or scratch the skin. Any mild redness or swelling usually goes away near the end of the first week.

Week two

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

Week three

The outer layers of the skin should heal completely 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 the skin have healed, as there is no open wound for bacteria to infect.
Moisturizing regularly in the months after the 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 can form on the skin. 
It is practically impossible to predict whether or not someone will have a reaction to a 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 mercury sulfide. These elements are what make the ink stay on your skin. 
Anyone experiencing an infection due to poor tattoo care should visit a dermatologist doctor. The person can also contact their tattoo artist for recommendations.
Remember to avoid rubbing, and keep your tattoo always clean.
If you follow this care, 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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