Getting a tattoo is a big decision. It’s permanent, it hurts, and you need to research the artist before making your appointment. But if you’ve already gotten that ink done, then congratulations! You’ve just committed to living with that design on your skin for the rest of your life. Now what?
How do I take care of my tattoo? How should I choose clothes after getting a tattoo? What do I do if my tattoo starts peeling or fading? This guide will cover everything you need to know about caring for your new body art.
Your Aftercare Routine
Care is key to a tattoo. You need to keep it healthy, especially in the first few weeks after getting your ink done. The risk of infection is high, and if you take care of your body art from day one, then the risk is even lower!
To care for your new tattoo, there are a few skin care tips:
– Use a mild soap and water to clean your tattoo.
– Pat it dry and let it air dry.
– Apply a light coat of ointment or lotion to avoid flaking and peeling.
You can also use other topical creams or balms as needed. Just make sure that you read the instructions on any products you purchase before using them on your new tattoos.
The most important thing about caring for your tattoo is to not scratch or pick at it! This will only cause damage and hurt your tattoo more than necessary.
Choosing Clothes after Getting a Tattoo
The first thing you need to know about getting a tattoo is that it’s going to hurt while the artist is doing it. After the tattoo is finished, the skin will be sensitive for a while. That means you have to take care of your tattoo so it heals correctly. This includes taking care of the clothes you wear on top of your new tattoo.
Cotton offers more room for air to circulate around your new ink, which will help it heal better. Clothes with tight elastic are also bad because they can trap moisture next to your skin, which will lead to infections or worse. You should also avoid wearing scratchy clothing that rubs against your tattoo, which could cause it to bleed again and ruin the design. Choose clothes that are soft and comfortable so you can heal properly.
Taking Care of a New Tattoo
After getting a new tattoo, it’s important to follow some steps for the best healing and care. Start by washing your hands before touching your tattoo and putting on sterile gloves or using a disposable towel. Apply a thin layer of ointment and wrap the area in clingfilm so that air doesn’t get to it. This will help your new tattoo heal faster.
Now that you know what to do after getting a new tattoo, it’s time to start figuring out what to wear. For the first few days after getting your tattoo, it’s best to wear loose fitting clothes that are made of natural fibers. This will help avoid irritation and expedite the healing process. Wearing clothes that are too tight, tight fitting or made of synthetic materials will only delay the healing process.