It’s well known that the healing process can be unpleasant in some cases : itchiness, inflammation, irritability, and flaking are just a few of the side effects your skin will endure in the process. Incorporating a skin and body care routine that promotes soothing relief and skin barrier support will be the key to longevity, bright colors, dark blacks and detail retention.
Yes, but most importantly, what works best for you? Do you have Sensitive Skin, any Allergies or are you on any Medication?? From the beginning of the healing process to months after it's been healed, even tribal Tattooing can be damaged overtime with excessive sun exposure and unproper care. Each ingredient should serve a purpose: soothe, moisturize, promote elasticity, help boost skin’s ability to regenerate and increase ink vibrancy and longevity. Organic ingredients are often better tolerated by even the most sensitive skin, products heavy on petroleum can slow down the healing rate and even cause irritation by clogging the pores.
How long until its fully healed? It will depend on the size and style of your tattoo. Heavy Saturated Tattoos will always take longer to heal because they caused more stress to your skin.
Your tattoo will be sanitized and sealed with a medical bandage when the session is finished. You should also ask your artist for specifics about how long to wait to remove your bandage, not all cases are the same.
While the Bandage is on your body will exude fluids from two to three days after your session. This is plasma, it’s normal, your body's natural response will help us healed the wound even faster. Your skin could also be red and sore. It might feel slightly warm to the touch.
With clean hands, remove the bandage at day three and wash the tattoo with warm water and antibacterial fragrance-free soap. DO NOT use a washcloth as they can harbor bacteria. The Tattoo will have a duller appearance by now, this is because your skin is healing, and getting ready to peel...we must take care of it by keeping the area clean, please don't pick at your skin and keep it moisturized.
Wash your tattoo twice a day and apply the ointment given by your artist. When you wash, you might notice some ink running into the sink, but this is just excess ink that’s come up through your skin. Peeling will start around day four-five. Just like a sunburn, our skin can go through two stages of peeling. Be patience and keep following the instructions.
(Use mineral oils for faster removal of adhesives; remember to always pull down the bandage against your skin for best results and to prevent irritation and skin tears from the adhesive) If your skin is red by the end of day three, please get in touch with us, meanwhile, you can use Tea Tree Oil and Witch Hazel to help your skin. The Key is to be Proactive.
At this point your skin may feel very itchy. Gently rub on Soothing Gel several times a day to relieve the itch.
If your tattoo is still red and swollen at this point, you might have an infection. Go back to your artist or see a doctor.
In this last stage of healing, most of the big flakes will be gone and the scabs should be going away. You might still see some dead skin, but it should eventually clear up too. The tattooed area might still look dry and dull. Keep using the Tattoo lotions advised until the skin looks perfect again with no raised lines or areas over your tattoo.
By the second or third week, the outer layers of skin should have healed. It may take three to four months for the lower layers to completely heal. By the end of your third month, the tattoo should look as bright and vivid as the artist intended.
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