Each artist at Huzz Ink works directly with clients to create body art based on their input, but also provides guidance and artistic vision for the process. We believe you should pay serious attention to the aftercare of your new tattoo, and also protecting it from getting damaged on the long run.
DON'T USE VASELINE OR REBANDAGE
THE TATTOO WILL NOT BREATH AND GET INFECTED
The worst enemy of your tattoo during healing is Vaseline or any other petroleum gel. As is clogs the pores and prevents the tattoo from healing, which will lead to a definite infection. The bacteria will be trapped in between the gel and your skin this process will make the tattoo suffer because the gel lasts for a very long time and in fact has no important function to the healing process.
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Don't shave the tattoo until it's fully healed. If you shave around it, don't let the shaving cream or hair irritate or infect the tattoo.
DO NOT COVER THE TATTOO AFTER the initial cover the artist applied after you had the tattoo done. Tattoos need air to heal, and plastic wrap or gauze will only suffocate the tattoo and prolong healing. When sleeping at night, simply avoid laying on the tattoo, and if you are worried about ink coming off lay a towel down underneath you to prevent the tattoo from becoming stuck to your bedsheets.
Using a cold gel pack is always a good alternative to the traditional ice pack.
Running an itchy tattoo under hot water for a minute will provide about 3-4 hours of comfort, allowing you to fall asleep without the irritation keeping you up at night.
Don't wash your new tattoo with hot water. Hot water opens up skin pores and will likely hurt your sensitive skin.
After healing process is done still apply creams periodically especially if you have a colored tattoo to enhance and protect the color.
Avoid fluffy clothing as the fluff can get into your scabs and cause infection.
Cold can help get rid of the itch. Gently rest an ice pack on the tattoo.
Avoid using saunas and steam rooms while your tattoo is healing, as the moisture may draw pigment from the skin.
Bepanthen (commonly used on baby's nappy rash) is a good ointment to put on to help heal and stop itching your tattoo AFTER TWO WEEKS.
Products containing grape seed oil, shea butter, calendula, and helichrysum are beneficial to the skin in general, and may help speed the healing process.
BE CAREFUL WE FINISHED OUR PART NOW IT IS YOUR TASK TO CARE FOR IT
Do not leave the bandage/plastic wrap on for more than six hours. These keep in the heat and as the tattoo is weeping it can start to cause bacteria build up, leading to infection.
Even after your tattoo has healed, it may feel a little bumpy. This is because the ink still needs to "settle." This usually takes about four weeks.
Do not use products like Neosporin or Vasiline. They are not for puncture wounds (and remember, your tattoo is just thousands of little puncture wounds). This will cause the skin under and around your tattoo to heal too quickly.