When You Want To Get Your Bandage Off Fast.

If there is one thing you don’t want to do after getting a tattoo it is to remove the bandage too early. The longer you keep the bandage on, the faster your tattoo will heal. While it can be tempting to want to get a peek at your brand new ink as soon as possible it’s best if you wait until your artist tells you it’s okay to take off the bandage. Typically, this will be when the local anesthetic has completely worn off.

After your tattoo has healed it may darken or even change color slightly over time. This is because of oxidation and is perfectly normal in a new tattoo.

The best way to ensure that your tattoo stays the same color is to use a good quality moisturizer on a daily basis. This will help keep the colors from fading over time.

You Can Toss Those Cleaning Products In The Trash.

Most of us have had or will have tattooed at some point in our lives and have heard plenty of people say that cleaning products are not necessary. While you may see many people saying that, there are some very good reasons that you should be using them on your new tattoo, especially if you’re going to clean it after the first days or weeks after getting it inked. There are also some homemade cleaning products available to use as well.

Should I sleep with cling film on my tattoo?

There are many different products available to help take the pain out of getting a new tattoo. One of those is sticking on a cling film. While this may have some benefits, it also has some drawbacks too which may not be worth the trouble.

Plastic wraps can aid in keeping you covered up while you sleep at night, however they can sometimes cause issues with your bandages and, if placed tightly over your tattoo, may leave an impression on the skin. When removed quickly enough, plastic wraps will leave no residue behind and do not have any negative effects on the overall healing process. However if left too long or misplaced they can actually cause scarring or even more allergic reactions to occur.

Can you wear clothes over a new tattoo?

There are some new tattooing trends taking off in the industry on how to dress tattoos. For instance, you can wear a t-shirt instead of bandages to keep your new tattoo protected throughout the night. If you are going to avoid using bandages, then make sure you use lotions and creams on a regular basis. This will help keep your new ink from losing too much moisture throughout the night and causing your skin to peel or look scaly in the morning.

What About Recycling Old Bandages?

Recycling old bandages is not recommended because they could be harboring bacteria, fungus or mildew depending on how long they have been sitting around before being used for a fresh tattoo.

What to avoid after getting a tattoo?

Avoid getting chlorine, hydrogen peroxide or any bleaches on your new tattoo because these substances can permanently damage your ink.

There are some new tattooing trends taking off in the industry on how to dress tattoos. For instance, you can wear a t-shirt instead of bandages to keep your new tattoo protected throughout the night. If you are going to avoid using bandages, then make sure you use lotions and creams on a regular basis. This will help keep your new ink from losing too much moisture throughout the night and causing your skin to peel or look scaly in the morning.

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How to Sleep with a New Tattoo