TATTOO AFTER CARE
Now that you're tattoo is done and design finished, the after-care rests solely in your hands. The artist isn't responsible for any infection or problems that may arise for lack of proper care. After-care guidelines must be followed carefully or it will mar the look of a beautiful tattoo.
Your artist would have bandaged the tattoo immediately after it is complete. - This is to ensure air-borne bacteria don’t infect the raw wound. Your beautiful tattoo is still open flesh, and is prone to getting infected. Leave the bandage on for 4-6 hours till the wound dries up.
After removing the bandage, wash your tattoo with organic soap wash which we will provide. - Use lukewarm water to wash away any dried blood and ointment. Avoid using a wash cloth or anything abrasive, just plain hands will do. If the tattoo area feels slimy, plasma is probably oozing from the wound. Gently remove as much of this as possible, even dried scabs.
Pat the area dry gently, with a clean towel. - Don't rub harshly. Allow tattoo to air-dry.
Apply Vitamin ADA antibiotic very lightly to the wound for the next 4-5 days. - You can continue with this till the wound heals completely. AVOID NEOSPORIN ointment, since it isn't suitable for everyone and might cause allergic reactions.
Tattoo wounds can form scabs and peel in certain cases. - In case this is seen, soften the scab with a little coconut/olive oil for about 5 minutes, 2-3 times/day and they will fall off on their own. Itching while healing is also a natural process. DON’T PICK or SCRATCH the wound, instead rub it gently with a soft cloth or hand. In case of peeling, apply a lotion to the tattoo. Scabs often fall away on their own.