Tattoo After Care
Taking Care of Your New Tattoo
If it seems like every tattoo artist has a slightly different version of after care, you're right. We all tattoo a little different, so experienced artist over time develop a method that works best on their work. The outline below is what Nikki's Tattoo Studio recommends. We don't have to do much touch up work at all so it works well.
These are the recommended care instructions for your new tattoo. The tattoo will heal no matter what you do to it. But, keeping the tattoo looking like the day it was done in an easy way is the goal. Remember, each body part can heal differently and different times of the year, our skin is drier or moist on it's own. So that really needs to be taken in consideration.
Your tattoo should be completely healed in about 10 days to 2weeks. This all depends on size & location of your tattoo and your physical condition & age.
We ask you to stop use of any ointment after 24 hrs. Because it can attract dirt & lint to tattoo & can draw color out when used in excess. Also gooey products don't allow enough oxygen in, it needs oxygen to heal. We don't want you in chlorine water because it can "bleach" the color. ALL other water has too much bacteria-you could get a serious infection and you are sharing your body fluids with other swimmers thru your open injury.
Sun exposure on a new tattoo can impair healing, cause scarring, will cause a lot of fading and will "blur" your detail into mush. AFTER 3 WEEKS you can use a high SPF sun block (30+) on the tattoo to keep it nice. Please DO not use these products sooner than 3 weeks of getting the tattoo.
These are our recommendations for getting the best results from your investment. Please keep in mind this will be on you FOREVER. Please follow these care instructions so you can truly enjoy our art to you, the way we intended it to look. Please always feel free to call or email with any questions you may have regarding your tattoo.
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