The development of your tattoo doesn’t finish when you walk out of the studio, looking after your new ink is just as important as picking the right design! If you are lost for what to do or just want to check you’re heading in the right direction, have a read through this page…
Disclaimer; The following information is just what worked best for us, an accumulation of opinions merged from several tattoo artists, websites and experience. This is not medical advice, for that please seek a medical professional.
The best technique will differ from person to person, different tattoo techniques, ink used, your day to day life etc. The chances are you picked a professional tattoo artist, so they will know what’s best for their style, ask them, talk to them, text them, tweet them, follow their instructions, remember it’s in their best interest too!
Remember, anything that is going to, or likely to touch your new tattoo should be clean. This includes, clothes, bedsheets etc. This may seem like a lot of work, but it will become second nature, and a month later when you look in the mirror and see your perfectly healed awesome new ink, you’ll see it’s totally worth it.
Obviously life throws all sorts of curveballs, if you have any trouble keeping to the basics listed above, talk to your tattoo artist, they will be impressed that you are so keen to look after their hard work, and they will be more than happy to help.
Please Note – If you are worried (or know) that the tattooed area is infected, speak to your tattoo artist or go directly to your GP, they will either confirm and help you to deal with it, or just put your mind at ease.