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Worried about tattooing and its after effects? Relax; we have come up with some useful information on tattoo aftercare.

Tattoo Aftercare

Getting a tattoo is not an easy task. You have to look for professional artists, ensure that the tattoo parlor has adequate hygiene standards, select the perfect design and finally, endure a lot of pain (while the tattoo is being made). In case you think that the work is complete, you are completely wrong. If you want to make sure that your tattoo settles perfectly in your skin, does not lead to any infection and stays vibrant for a long time, you will have to indulge in proper tattoo aftercare. Go through the following lines and explore tips on care as well as safety of your tattoo.

Immediate Caring For The Tattoo

Don't Take Off The Bandage Too Soon
After making the tattoo, a professional artist will, more often than not, cover it with a bandage. The main aim behind this is to prevent the air-born bacteria from assaulting your wound and treating it as their breeding ground, leading to an infection. Make sure to keep on the bandage for at least two hours after getting the tattoo. The only case where you should remove the bandage is when it is nothing, but saran wrap or plastic wrap.

Washing And Treating Is A Must
Around 2-3 hours after getting the tattoo, when you have removed the bandage, it is very necessary to wash the design. Making use of lukewarm water and a mild, liquid antibacterial (or antimicrobial) soap is a good idea. It will help you remove any ointment, blood and/or plasma from the area and clean it thoroughly. While doing this, instead of a washcloth or any other abrasive cloth, make use of your hands and be gentle.

Drying And Applying An Ointment
After you have washed your wound (okay, the tattoo!) thoroughly, it is the time to dry the area. Now, instead of rubbing, pat dry the area with a clean and soft towel, or paper towel. Thereafter, apply a very think coat of any of your regular ointments. If possible, go for ointments with vitamins A and D, otherwise any with antibacterial ointment will also do well. This will ensure that your tattoo does not get prone to infections later on.

Daily Care