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Tattoo Aftercare

How To Care For A New Tattoo

Your new tattoo is your baby. Take care of it by frequently washing with an unscented, antibacterial soap to avoid infection. It normally takes 2 to 4 weeks for your tattoo to be completely healed, but even after it's healed, it’s important to keep it clean and moisturized.

Tips To Soothe Itchy, Dry Skin

  • Keep your tattoo clean and dry. Additionally, avoid soaking it in water for at least a month (showers are ok, baths are not). If your clothes are likely to rub on it, keep it covered.
  • Hydrate your skin. Moisturize tattooed skin three to four times a day for the first few weeks after it has healed.
  • Remember to wear a sunscreen. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight. Healed tattoos, especially colored ones, can fade in the sun – so when it’s completely healed, make sure your tattoo (and for that matter all of you) is covered in a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection (UVA and UVB) with an SPF of 30 or higher and water resistance (If you are going to be in the water).

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