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A healing tattoo needs lots of fresh air and oxygen, so try not to smother it while sleeping.

We all love a good cuddle with our fur children, but they can be harmful to a healing tattoo.

If you live on only 5-6 hours’ sleep every night then your tattoo healing process is going to be affected and is going to take much longer.

Covering a fresh tattoo under blankets or sheets can cause a risk of infection.

Sometimes with excessive scabbing, or other unpredictable reactions during healing, your skin can reject some ink, leaving a “light spot” that is closer to your skin color in the tattoo (or a line might get thinner or lighter in one spot).

This is common as its unlikely your body will accept every spot of pigment uniformly, so just contact your artist via email after your tattoo is finished healing with a photo to see if a small touch up is in order.

LOOSEN STUCK BEDDING WITH WARM WATER If you find that your tattoo has pressed up against the sheet during the night and it is stuck to the material in any way, don’t pull it off without wetting the fabric.

How To Sleep Without A Bandage?

If your tattoo is new, you might be wondering how to sleep without a bandage. Luckily, we have some great advice for you on that subject.

When your tattoo is new, washing it with water and soap will do just fine for the first few days before bedtime. You can also take a shower every day. This will clean the area properly and allow you to get a good night’s rest with minimal irritation.

Now that you know how to sleep without a bandage, it’s time to consider different products available on the market.

What About Creams, Lotions, and Ointments?

When it comes to tattoo care, there are many different options available on the market. Creams, lotions, and ointments are designed specifically for tattoos. They will keep your skin hydrated and help reduce any damage to your new tattoo. These products will also ensure that your tattoo heals quickly and correctly.

Applying Lotion or Oiling Before You Go To Sleep

Different creams are available for different purposes. For instance, some of them contain vitamins and minerals that will help speed up the healing process. It’s important to take care of your new tattoo as soon as you leave the studio in order to make sure that it sticks around for many years to come.

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How to Sleep with a New Tattoo