As much a tattoo is a piece of art that holds a deeper value of your life it also is an open wound, in a beginning couple of weeks of course. We are going to discuss the cut part on this article today, the skin healing from the suffering to express the sheer meaning of that beautiful ink that you hold forever.
Let's assume you have already gone to a porfessional tattoo artist who does a great job keeping your skin from being overworked, resulting in less penetration, less problems inking, and less chance of having a rough healing later on.
#4 Plastic wrap
This is one of the most common and cheapest aftercare for your tattoo, most of the artist would wrap plastic around your tattoo, the idea here is the plastic would protect the topmost layer of your skin from getting viral or bacterial infection right after a long session of tattooing your skin.
This works fine, however, this is super uncomfortable as plastics won't breathe and easy to slide on the surface. Not to mention typically it takes about a week to heal out your tattoo completely, and wrapping plastic all the time would not be super ideal for you.
You can apply wrap as you would roll any big piece of meat, make sure not to be super tight as your blood vessels must remain pumping blood all across your limbs and a hard fasten restricts it.
Be sure to clean your hand before applying this on your tattoo and make sure no water is trapped inside the plastic wrap as moisture bar healing most of the time.
#3 Coconut butter
Natural skin healing catalyst coconut oil is used widely around the globe, yet the oil form is too liquidy to heal up your ink correctly, hence a more buttery form would play a better aftercare role here
However, applying a tiny amount is essential, you do not want to collect any thick layer of butter swiping your finger across the applied area, this will indicate too much is applied and your skin is unable to breathe.
Dab butter on the art very gently, especially on the first few days, no need to paint vigorously, or apply pressure, that is not helping your ink to be stable.
#2 Dry healing
Sometimes it is a good idea not to use any aftercare what so ever, avoiding creams, goopy aftercare products are a terrible idea and will only prolong the healing process.
By dry healing, you are to ensure not to get any moisture into the tattoo, no shower, no swimming, no breaking sweat, etc. This obviously will require you to master the technique since your lifestyle needs to be re-adjusted.
Make sure not to pick any scabs as the area will be open and without any protection, it is also advised to ensure yourself staying in a super clean environment, meaning no dust, pollen or animal fur should be off-limit.
#1 Tattoo Wrap dressing
By far this would be the most effective aftercare out there, an absorbent, adhesive bandage that will allow your skin to heal untouched is a realistic solution to heal efficiently.
Tattoo Wrap material will soak up all the excess fluild over time from tattooing, it also works as a protective barrier for your tattoo, so any form of liquid will be stopped from entering through the thin layer.
Adhesive base protection is newly introduced in the industry and being picked up by many exceptional artists to recommend as this diminishes the uncomfortable sensation of plastic wrap, goopy aftercare lotions, the chance of getting a bacterial or viral infection.
Pat dry your tattoo after it is done, making sure to be completely dry surrounding the tattoo and apply the adhesive wrap on top of the tattoo, it is opaque, and acts as a portective barrier, use 2-3 sheets as required on the skin, change it after 24 hrs if needed.
In the end, based on their experience with healing tattoos, your artist will suggest the best aftercare for your new tattoo.
There you have it, all the top four aftercare tips that you could apply to yourself, now take your time to do little research on the products mentioned, and heal your tattoo with ease.