What not to do after getting a tattoo?
Here are a few things that should be avoided after getting a tattoo:
- Don’t remove the bandage too early: Wait at least 2-4 hours before removing the bandage.
- Don’t expose the tattoo to sunlight or tanning beds: Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for at least 2 weeks after getting a tattoo.
- Don’t submerge the tattoo in water: Avoid swimming, hot tubs, and baths for at least 2 weeks after getting a tattoo.
- Don’t pick or scratch the tattoo: Picking or scratching the tattoo can cause infection, scarring, and discoloration.
- Don’t apply any other creams or lotions than the one recommended by the tattoo artist.
- Don’t wear tight or restrictive clothing over the tattoo: Wear loose-fitting clothing that does not rub against the tattoo.
- Don’t drink alcohol or caffeine: These substances can thin the blood and slow the healing process.
- Don’t smoke: Smoking can slow the healing process and cause complications.
- Don’t be too impatient: Tattoos take time to heal, allow at least 2 weeks before expecting the tattoo to be fully healed.
It’s important to remember that every person’s skin is different and may react differently, so it’s best to follow the aftercare instructions provided by the tattoo artist and consult with them if you have any concerns.