Clean Your New Tattoo In Easy StepsPosted by: Damon Webster | Posted on: July 24, 2021
One of the most important things you can do to have a long-lasting tattoo is to keep it clean and wash it properly. Since the skin is very sensitive after a tattoo, this can be a challenge. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to wash a new tattoo and how to keep it clean.
Your tattoo artist will also provide you with care instructions that you must follow carefully to get a healthy and beautiful tattoo. What are the steps you need to follow when cleaning your new tattoo with the best foam cleaner?
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Use warm water, at least initially, as water that is too hot will be painful and can open pores and cause the ink to leak. Instead of sticking your tattoo directly under the faucet, hold your hand and carefully pour water over it.
Do not rub or use a towel, just hold your hand carefully. If there is a hard scab, don't peel it off, it will fall off on its own. They know you're done washing when the tattoo is no longer slippery to the touch.
Use your hands for a glass of water and rinse off the foam or soap. Flushing of blood or ink may occur during the first few days, but this is normal.
Once your tattoo is completely dry, use a cream/oil or conditioner to moisturize and keep your tattoo healthy. Apply a small amount of moisturizer in a thin layer. Too much lotion can affect the healing of your tattoo.