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Why Tattoo Aftercare Is Important


Fore some people, getting a tattoo is all about choosing an artwork, deciding on the size and the placement. Colour, shape, type of ink, are some of the factors one must consider before getting a tattoo. If you're only concerned about these things, then you maybe putting yourself, especially your health at risk. 

Getting a tattoo is something you should carefully think about. I'm not only talking about the size, colour, placement, and all the other design factors. Tattoos are scars, only a bit artistic and more colourful than normal ones. This means that tattoos call for an appropriate care and treatment during the first few days or weeks. Not taking care of your fresh tattoo can lead to complications. If you're lucky, neglecting your fresh tattoo will result in damaged or dry skin which will affect the appearance of your tattoo. Worst case scenario, is getting an infection that will cause serious problems.  

One important tip that is commonly recommended for people who get's their tattoo for the first time is to use Vitamin A & D ointment as aftercare treatment. A study was conducted to test the effects of these ointments, and it was proven that some ointments only provide limited care. It is true that it can help in the healing process, but it's also true that it does not have the ability to handle potential bacteria build up. These ointments can also cause blockage on pores which can infect the tattoo. 

In this article, we will be tackling specific areas regarding tattoo aftercare and its importance. Particularly, the following topics were addressed: 

  • Avoid Bacteria and Inflammation:  
  • Getting a tattoo means subjecting your skin and body to direct damage. Bacteria can grow quickly when a skin with fresh tattoo is exposed to the wrong environment. It is normal to notice inflammation on your skin after a few days of getting a tattoo. Your new tattoo is technically an open wound. Direct aftercare is needed to defend your skin from bacteria, irritation, and excessive inflammation. 

  • Immediate repair: 
  • There are a lot of different things that should be considered in the body’s repair process. Ranging from anti-oxidants to essential fatty acids, your skin should be given a complete formula of supportive elements as it recuperates from getting a tattoo. Immediate repair is important to make sure you avoid infections before it even starts.  

  • Long-term care.  
  • Once you're sure that you took all the safety precautions to avoid infections during the healing process of your tattoo, the next thing you should work on is the long-term care. To avoid you tattoo from fading easily, try not to expose it to direct sunshine. Avoid scratching it, keep it clean, and moisturised. Make sure you use aftercare products that will not clog your pores.  


    You should always remember how you've spent a lot of time searching for the perfect tattoo design, and the most skilled tattoo artist to do it. Aside from that, you've worked hard to earn the money you need to pay your artist, why would you want to waste all those efforts just because you're too lazy to search for the best aftercare products your skin needs? 

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    • Matthew Nelson