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TATTOO AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS
Leave the plastic wrap on for 2 to 4 hours.Try to resist the temptation to open the bandage to take a peak or show off your new tattoo to your friends. The bandage is there to protect your tattoo. The plastic wrap should be left on for a minimum of two hours before you remove it.
To remove the plastic wrap, soak with warm water at the tape area to prevent the tape from sticking to your skin. It should come off easily once wet. Gently wash the tattoo. Use your hand to gently rub the tattoo, Do not use a washcloth, loofah or any type of sponge to clean the tattoo, as these may harbor bacteria.
Do not hold the tattoo directly under the water. Wash it indirectly by splashing the water over the tattoo with your hands. If your new tattoo is covering a large area of skin, it may be easiest to wash the tattoo in the shower. Once your tattoo is fully dry and the skin begins to feel tight you can apply a little amounth of after care. Make sure to apply only a very thin layer. You should continue applying the aftercare for minimum 4 times a day. Continue this for 7 to 14 days (depending the size of tattoo) until the tattoo starts to peel and the peeling stops. You should wash more often if the tattoo is on your hand, wrist, foot, or any other area which is more exposed to germs.
Don't use petroleum based products, such as Vaseline, as these are too heavy and may clog the pores.
There are some great specialist products on the market that are a little pricey, but work wonders for healing tattoos. Once such product is called "Bepanthol" or " Skin Boost " which is non-greasy and for any skin kind.
The initial healing of the tattoo will take up to two weeks. During this time, you can expect the tattoo to start peeling in a similar way to sunburn but this is completely normal. After the skin peels, your tattoo will look glassy and feel tight. Contineu to put after care, for at least 2 times a day
If you have taken proper care of your new tattoo, you can expect your tattoo to be healed and your skin to have fully regenerated in about four to six weeks (depending the size)
(1)Avoid soaking the tattoo. Until your tattoo is fully healed, you should avoid swimming, and bathtub. (2)Do not expose your new tattoo to direct sunlight. Sunlight is the worst enemy of new tattoos. (3) Do not scratch or pick at your tattoo as it heal. If your hands or nails are unclean, you may also cause the tattoo to become infected. Dry, scabbing or peeling skin can become very itchy, relieve itchy by putting some aftercare. (4)Avoid tight-fitting clothes. which may cause the clothing to stick to the tattoo. change bed sheets often.(5) Avoid working out. those that are near joints (such as elbows and knees)