​The Do's & Don'ts of Tattoo Aftercare: A Tattoo Artist Explains How to Take Care of Your New Tattoo by Monikka Velet, Tattoo Artist

Skin Care
2 years ago

​The Do's & Don'ts of Tattoo Aftercare: A Tattoo Artist Explains How to Take Care of Your New Tattoo

If you just got a tattoo or are thinking about getting one, you will need to take care of it. Here are some do's and don'ts for tattoo aftercare: 

The Do’s

The Dont’s

  • Don’t pick at your tattoo.
  • Don’t scratch your fresh tattoo while healing.
  • Don’t submerge your tattoo in water.
  • Don’t expose your tattoo to direct sunlight while healing.
  • Don’t over apply aftercare on a healing tattoo. This can clog your pores and slow down the healing process. Will also lead to scabbing.
  • Don’t wear tight clothing.
  • Don’t go to the gym.
  • Do not use bar soap when cleaning. Bacteria still stays on bar soap. Always use liquid soap.

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Who knew there was so much to think about? Many thanks for the great tips, Monikka Velet, Tattoo Artist . Welcome to 30Seconds. We look forward to learning more from you!
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