A tattoo is more than just a piece of art and a way to assert your personal style. It’s a medical procedure, and we will be inserting ink underneath your skin which means you need to be aware of the potential for infection. Don’t worry though, as long as you follow the instructions carefully, you’ll be fine. The first step in tattoo safety is finding a reputable artist who knows what they are doing. The second step is preparing yourself the week before, with lots of lotion (I like Cerave ‘Rough and Bumpy’) and healthy habits (no drinking the night before!).
After the tattoo has been inked, it’s not over, and you need to care for your new artwork. I highly recommend using high quality dressing such as ‘Tegaderm’. After 7 days covered, you can take off the Tegaderm dressing and then gently wash and dry the area. Then apply thin coats of aquaphor on the area whenever it gets dry, around 2 or 3 times a day. If your bandage breaks before that, remove the wrap completely and give the area a very light wash with dial soap and let it dry carefully before redressing. Make not sure not to aggressively wipe it as the skin will still be tender and liable to damage. Just pat it dry with a towel or let it dry in the air.
When it’s fully healed, send me a picture, I want to show my artwork to the world!