If you want to get a tattoo supply, which you can be really proud of, you have to choose a good tattoo artist, it’s obvious, but that’s not all. It is equally important to properly treat your tattoo after the operation, because a tattoo, as beautiful as it may be, can not withstand bad treatment and will eventually become damaged. The instructions vary depending on the tattoo artists, but some tips will help you get a clean, neat and beautiful tattoo.
Listen to your tattoo artist.
If you have done it right and you have chosen a good tattoo artist, he or she will give you specific instructions, which you must follow to the letter. Every tattoo artist has a slightly different opinion about the best way to take care of a recently made tattoo, but do not worry, the most famous artists have years of experience behind them and therefore the care they advocate have been well tested and evaluated.
Remember to ask for a guarantee for your tattoo; if you do not follow the instructions of the tattoo artist during tattoo supply, you will lose the guarantee and your tattoo artist will not make any alterations for free.
Remember, tattoo artists want your tattoo to heal perfectly and be as good as you, so they will not give you bad advice.
The following instructions may be slightly different from what your tattoo artist will tell you, however they can give you good guidance on the subject.
Keep your dressing for a period of 2 to 24 hours. As soon as the tattoo is finished, your tattoo artist will clean the area, then apply a bactericidal ointment and cover the tattoo with a bandage or bandage. As soon as you get the tattoo supply, try to resist the temptation to undo the bandage to take a look or to show your new tattoo to your friends. The dressing is used to protect your tattoo against airborne bacteria that can enter wounds. You must keep the dressing for two hours at “the minimum”, before removing it.
The dressings used by tattoo artists are similar to the combat dressings used by the army, they are thick, absorbent and non-stick dressings. They are very effective because they allow the tattoo to breathe and protect the skin against bacteria and shocks. As they are very absorbent, they can be kept for a long time, up to 24 hours, before replacing them.
Most tattoo supply companies believe that you need to cover a new tattoo with a plastic bandage, however most people think this is the worst possible thing you can do to your tattoo.
Proponents of plastic dressing believe this is the best way to protect a recent tattoo because this dressing is easy to apply and remove, since it does not stick to the skin. It also forms a good protection against bacteria and prevents them from contaminating the tattoo.
Those who oppose plastic dressing claim that it prevents oxygen from airing the tattoo and oxygen is essential for healing. In addition, a plastic bandage sticks to a wet skin, increases the temperature and thus promotes the proliferation of bacteria.
Strive to scrupulously follow the advice from your tattoo supply, regardless of the type of dressing used. Both types of dressings have been used successfully. However, remember that the plastic dressing will need to be changed much more frequently than another type of dressing and that the tattoo will need to be cleaned more often as well, to prevent the build-up of bacteria.