Tattoo Care: Essential Choices for Successful Tattoo Healing

When it comes to tattoo care, it is important to know that the proper care process starts immediately after the tattoo is done. Tattoos are not just about the art on your skin, but also about the commitment to take care of your new artwork so that it stays bright and intact for a long time.

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Important Steps in Tattoo Care

  1. Cleaning: The first step in tattoo care is regular cleaning. Gently wash the tattoo with warm water and unscented soap to prevent infection.

  2. Moisturising: After each cleaning it is necessary to apply a special moisturising cream to the tattoo to help the tattooed skin heal properly. 3-4 times a day, would be recommended, to keep the skin moisturised.

  3. Sun protection: Tattoo care also includes avoiding sunlight. Use a high SPF sun cream (after the initial 2-week treatment period) to protect the tattoo from fading.

  4. Avoid scratches and abrasions: Avoid direct contact with clothing or other objects that may rub or damage the tattoo.

Fresh tattoo

Properly healed tattoo after 1 year

Frequently Asked Questions About Tattoo Maintenance

How long does it take to treat a tattoo

Typically, tattoo treatment takes between 2 and 4 weeks, depending on the size and complexity.

Can I swim with a new tattoo

Avoid prolonged exposure to water (bath/pool/open water) until the tattoo has healed completely.

What are the best products for tattoo care?

Products specialised for tattooed skin are best. Creams for tattoos are often sold in tattoo shops. If you haven't got them, use hypoallergenic and unscented products for sensitive skin.

Remember, proper tattoo care is not only important for aesthetic reasons, but also to ensure that your skin stays healthy. Always follow the instructions of your tattoo artist and remember to check the condition of your tattoo regularly.