Thursday, 18 August 2011

Must know: Tattoo Aftercare

In the majority of cases, a tattoo that has been correctly applied will heal without problems.  While some people may experience an allergic reaction or infection, this can usually be avoided by taking the correct precautions before getting a tattoo and following some simple procedures after.
Each tattoo artist may suggest a slightly different tattoo aftercare process, but in most cases the purpose of the process is to speed up healing and avoid infection.

When a tattoo is first completed, the tattoo artist should cover it with a bandage.  This bandage can be removed after about an hour.  As soon as the bandage is removed, the tattoo area should be washed gently with antibacterial soap and rinsed with warm water.

For the next few days, most tattoo artists recommend coating the tattoo area with a fragrance-free and colorless ointment like A&D ointment.  Fragrance can irritate the tattoo area or even cause a rash, so it’s important to avoid ointments and lotions that have fragrance.  All that’s needed is a thin layer of ointment – many people make the mistake of applying too much ointment.

As part of the normal healing process, a tattoo will start to peel after a few days.  When this happens, a fragrance-free and colorless skin lotion should be applied instead of ointment.  Johnson baby lotion can be used for tattoo aftercare.   During the peeling stage, the tattoo may appear to be blurry.  This is caused by the formation of a new upper layer of skin.  As healing continues, the tattoo will become more distinct and clear.

While the tattoo heals, it’s important to keep it clean.  Avoid immersing it in water or scrubbing it. Instead, continue to wash it gently with mild soap.Next to keeping the tattoo clean, one of the most important rules of tattoo aftercare is avoiding sun exposure. Getting too much sun during the healing process can permanently damage the tattoo.  A new tattoo should be protected from direct sunlight.  Most tattoo experts suggest avoiding overexposure to the sun even after a tattoo is healed, since the sun can ruin a tattoo’s look by damaging the skin and fading the tattoo’s pigment.

Indications of a bad reaction to a new tattoo include heavy scabbing, seeping, inflammation or the appearance of a rash.
It’s important to see a medical professional if any of these symptoms occur during tattoo aftercare.  Individuals who have immune system problems, diabetes or other blood disorders or who are taking blood thinners may develop problems after receiving a tattoo and should consult with a doctor before undergoing the tattoo process.

Some people should take a few precautionary measures before they have a tattoo applied.  Individuals who are allergic to latex should let the tattoo artist know so that a different type of gloves can be used.  People who suspect they may be allergic to tattoo inks should have a small area of skin tested before undergoing the full tattoo procedure.  This precaution will eliminate the chance of an allergic reaction during tattoo aftercare.

The most important precaution for tattoo aftercare is to make sure your tattoo is applied under sanitary and sterile conditions.

A clean environment will go a long way towards easy tattoo healing.  Make sure the tattoo artist that you use follows sanitary procedures, and then do your part by keeping your tattoo clean while it’s healing.  By following these simple rules of tattoo aftercare, you will soon have a beautiful finished piece of body art that you can enjoy for a lifetime.

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Tattoo facts you must know


  • There are different tattoo designs that you can choose from and when you get to a tattoo studio, you will be shown a catalog where every conceivable design can be found. These designs are also called Tattoo flash.
  • You have a choice between temporary or permanent ink tattoos.  For some people, having permanent tattoos is not an option because of the nature of their job or because of their religion.  Nevertheless, there are alternatives that are available which make it possible for everyone to discover how great this body art can be.
  • Safety should always be of paramount concerns.  If you are going to get a tattoo, one of the most crucial choices that you need to make is regarding which studio you will get the ink work done.  Only get tattoos from places that have sterilized tattoo equipment in order to be sure that you will not acquire any disease because of re-used needles and less than hygienic practices of the artists.
  • You will have to care for your tattooed body part well right after the procedure in order to prevent the onset of infection as well as inflammation.

  • It is no longer very painful to get tattoos these days because the equipment used for the procedure is designed so that the needles would go in and out of your skin very quickly.
  • The level of discomfort that you will feel would depend largely on which part of the body the inking will be.  On areas where there is much fat, the pain will be very minimal as opposed to those bony parts.
  • The larger the tattoo, the more expensive it is likely to be.
  • In most places, you have to be at least 18 years of age to get a tattoo.  Other tattoo parlors and/or artists though tend to allow even minors to get one.  In any case, you might want to wait just to be sure.  There is a reason for this restriction and it is for purposes of keeping minors safe.
  • If you are worried that having a tattoo will jeopardize your chances of getting a job, you might as well choose to have ink on parts of your body that can be covered by clothing i.e. the back, upper arm, shoulders, butt area, upper thighs, etc. reveals that tattoos have been the #1 searched beauty term since 2003. Backs rank as the most searched location to have a tattoo.

Why lower back tattoos are quite popular among woman ?

The answer is fairly obvious. That is because the lower back is simply one of the most sensuous parts of their body. True enough the legs and hips top the list yet they can have more ways than one to enhance the sensuality of their body. Having a tattoo on their lower back portion counts as one.

Easily hidden -

Having a tattoo on this part of the body proves to be easily hidden. Schools and other workplaces emphasize their rules on the banning of tattoos. Thus, by wearing the appropriate clothes, these skin markings are perfectly concealed.

Popular lower back designs?

The popular choices include the following:
  • Flower designs. They are one of the top choices since they can be really very feminine to look at.
  • Dolphin designs. Apart from being cute, they express an attitude of being naughty yet pleasurable to tame.
  • Butterfly designs. They never fail to project an attitude of loving freedom.
  • Tribal designs. They are primarily rooted from the ancient styles. Some of the still commonly used include the sun, star, and other Celtic styles. Many of them have been inspired by the trends in Polynesia.
  • Dragon designs. They spell the attributes of being adventurous, a risk-taker, and being fantastic at the same time.

Thus, if you are about to get a lower back tattoo, be sure to use a loose fitting pair of jeans to avoid rubbing against the fresh imprint.

Also, get the services of a reputable artist to ensure that everything is going to turn out fine. Inquire on the safety of the materials to use. When it comes to the design, you may surf the Internet and then you may access the tattoo libraries. It is always fun to try something new after all!.

Have a free appointment for consulation with Deekays Tattoo studio in Aundh, Pune @ 0965-786-9370