So, you just got inked. That's great! But, you can't stop there. You need to tediously follow the aftercare tips so that the skin underneath your tat stays healthy. This way your tattoo's going to sustain in its glory in years to come.1. Follow The Sacred Advice By Your Tattoo Artist
The aftercare instructions vary from studio to studio. It's important to follow the instructions that your artist gives you. Some places also give a printed leaflet. Follow the rules like the Gospel.2. Gently Wash Your Tattoo With Water
The most common advice you'll get is to cover your tattoo for 2-5 hours, then gently washing it with lukewarm water and mild soap.
© Japanese tattooz3. Apply A Thin Layer Of Moisturizing Cream
You should apply a thin layer of unscented moisturizing cream and cover with a clingfilm or gauze to recover. Repeat the process over 3-5 days.
© authentik4. Avoid The Harsh Sun Rays
Healed tattoos under the exposure of the sun tend to fade away. Make sure your skin is lathered with sunscreen to avoid direct exposure.5. Be Patient With The Healing Time
The healing time varies from a few days for a small tattoo to months if it's large and complex. Take intense care of your tattoo until your artist demands it. Go for routine check-ups and steer clear from routine check-ups.
© artsyparlour6. Don't Scratch The Tat
No matter how strong the urge, do not scratch the tattoo. It can do two things: first, affect the tattoo and might spoil it and second, transfers germs. Your skin is especially fragile after getting a tattoo. So you have to consciously stop your urge to scratch.7. Go For Touch Ups
Ink in tats might sometimes fade on its own. Don't shy away from going for touch-ups. Any way a tattoo studio's reputation relies on its work. So, normally you can easily get complimentary touch-ups.