Tattoo Aftercare

Tattoo Aftercare


Tattoo aftercare is perhaps the most important part of tattooing art For centuries tattoo aftercare has been a subject of great debate in the tattoo community Fresh tattoos are just like wounds which require proper care and attention If proper care and precaution is not taken tattoos might cause pain or wound It is because of this reason tattoo aftercare assumes great significance Generally it is advised that after fresh tattooing the area should be covered to keep out dirt and tattoo from oozing into the clothes Many tattoo artists advice wrapping or covering the tattooed area with Clingfilm, paper towel or poultry packs Other tattoo experts recommend that the covering should be left for some time and washed gently afterwards Since tattoo is a traditional art form, different regions have their own tattoo aftercare methods In Japan they soak the new tattoo in hot water to clean it As part of traditional tattoo aftercare, tattoo artists have been recommending a variety of locally available products Though these products help in preventing cuts, burns, scraps and abrasions from becoming infected but they do not help in healing of new tattoos A large number of these products contain petroleum or lanolin which chokes skin pores and, in fact, slows down body's healing process Then, there is possibility of allergic reactions to these products If applied to new tattoos they can cause skin reactions resulting into loss of ink (color) and permanent disfigurement of tattoos In recent past many cosmetic and pharmaceutical aftercare products have been developed keeping in mind the needs of tattooing These products have made tattoo aftercare easier and hassle free These products are safe, efficient and do not cause any allergy or damage to tattoos Many professional tattoo artists have been using and recommending these tattoo aftercare products.

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