Taking proper care of your tattoo after getting it done is crucial to ensuring that it heals properly and looks great for years to come. The aftercare process can help prevent infection and keep the artwork looking vibrant and sharp. At Atomic Lotus Tattoo, we are committed to helping you take care of your new tattoo properly. In this guide, you will find everything you need to know about maintenance so your new piece will stand the test of time and maintain its original brilliance.
A healing tattoo can sometimes shed skin with pigment in it. This may appear to you that your tattoo is coming off. It is not, and everything is fine. As your skin regenerates a small amount of sloughing will occur, this can be startling if you have never had a tattoo before. Under no circumstance should you pick at the peeling skin.
Your new tattoo may get a milky look to it. This is just the same exfoliation process and nothing to worry about. Make sure you don’t scrub your tattoo. You should only use your clean fingertips during cleaning.
Your new tattoo might itch, but do not scratch it. Scratching will irritate the tissue, prolong healing, and could degrade the quality of your tattoo. If it itches, give your tattoo a firm pat or slap, instead.
Failure to clean and moisturize your tattoo properly can lead to irritation or scabbing, both of which can negatively impact the appearance of your tattoo after it’s healed.
Do not rip or otherwise force it off. Instead, take the affected area into the shower and run warm water over it until it comes off by itself.
The sun can quickly fade the color and contrast of your tattoo. Once your tattoo has healed, it’s important to apply sunblock every time you’re exposed to the sun.
Please give us a call or stop by the studio and we will be more than happy to walk you through any questions you might have about your new tattoo.