How to Take Care of Your Tattoo Aftercare
Whenever someone tells you that tattoos are icky and you don’t want to get one, your first instinct is to shut them down. You don’t want to be stuck with an ugly tattoo, right? Wrong. Tattoos are beautiful artworks that take a lot of dedication and skill to create. So if you’re the kind of person who appreciates nice things in life, you should consider getting a tattoo. Self-described “ugly nerd” Mike doesn’t get too many compliments on his collection of 80-year-old Star Wars tattoos but he says they all pale in comparison to what his wife has now — a private collection of romantic tattoos he got when they were dating. Mike also recommends keeping your tattoo appointments short – less than an hour total so it’s easier to cover it up afterward. Keep reading for more information about how to take care of your tattoo aftercare!
Don’t rush it.
You don’t need to henna your hair or get a custom-designed suit tailored just for you. Getting a tattoo doesn’t have to be a rushed decision – especially if you’re not sure how you feel about it. Take your time, research your options, and don’t make a rash decision. Some people get nervous and jittery when they first get a tattoo, but that feeling passes quickly – especially if you take it easy the first few times. After your initial freak-out, your body will adjust to the new skin and hair that is being added to it. Plus, you’ll get a chance to take a step back and appreciate how beautiful your tattoo is from all angles. Don’t stress if you don’t like your new tattoo right away; it will take at least a month for your skin to adjust to it.
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Double up and cover up at the same time
Sometimes it’s better to double up on a tattoo and cover it up with a different tattoo. For example, if your first tattoo is a cross, you could cover it up with another cross so that it becomes a pair of crossed crosses. Another idea is to make a full circle with your second tattoo. This is a good idea if you want to save your skin for special occasions such as your wedding day or a job interview. If you keep adding tattoos, you may find that you don’t like any of them as much as the first ones. If this happens, just cover up the remaining ones with another tattoo so that you don’t look like a cross-section of your skin. This is perfect if you want to save your skin for your future spouse!
Don’t sweat it.
Everyone’s skin is different, and some people’s tattoos are going to be more sensitive than others. Some people’s skin is so sensitive they have a hard time tolerating ink, while others find they don’t even notice it when they have it on. If you have a tattoo that you think other people should know about, but they don’t, don’t stress. Just put it on a cover-up and move on with your life. If people are constantly finding sores and marks on their bodies, you may want to consider getting a medical tattoo removal service.
Protect your skin with a humidifier
When you first get a tattoo, it’s likely you won’t put enough water in your humidifier to keep it from getting too hot. This is going to cause the ink to dry out, which will make your tattoo look less vibrant and hazy. To prevent this from happening, add a humidifier to your bed or place of lodging. This will keep your bed or sofa from getting too hot, and the humidifier will help to prevent your favorite tattoos from drying out.
Wear loose, light-colored clothing
If you’re getting a tattoo in a light-colored room (like a bedroom) you may want to wear a loose-fitting shirt so that the Tattoo doesn’t stick out like a flag. This also applies to when you’re getting your first tattoo and you’re deciding what color to put on your skin. If you want to save your skin for a special occasion, you may want to wear white or colored shirts to help disguise the fact that you have a tattoo.
Don’t forget to exfoliate!
After your tattoo, use a gentle cleanser to remove all traces of dirt, oil, and other skin impurities from your body. Once you’ve exfoliated, you’re ready to go for your next tattoo. To avoid damaging your skin, be sure to keep your exfoliating gloves on while you do your tattoo. Make sure to wash your hands after your tattoo as well!
Tattoos are beautiful works of art. They take a lot of dedication and skill to create, and if you’re the kind of person who appreciates nice things in life, you should consider getting a tattoo.
There are many different types of tattoos, and each one has a different purpose. Whether you get a traditional drawing or a personalized logo inked on your body, getting a tattoo is an important decision. The procedure itself isn’t really that different, aside from the fact that you have to go through the process of getting it inked. Once you’ve got your first tattoo, you should be glad you did. It shows that you care, and it shows that you have a personal style.