Things to Avoid Until Tattoo is Completely Healed (at least 3 to 4 weeks approx.)
Avoid soaking your tattoo, normal showers are totally fine! Your just want to avoid baths, hot tubs or swimming of any kind where your tattoo is submerged in water for an extended period of time. Chlorine is especially bad for new tattoos.
Avoid direct sunlight, especially in the summer months. The sun will act as a very slower laser removal agent for your new tattoo and will cause a lot of damage and fading! If you need to be in the sun during healing wear a very light cotton fabric over you tattoo to provide some protection. And absolutely no sunblock on a healing tattoo but AFTER it is all healed up sunblock is very important and will really help to preserve the colour of your tattoos!
Do not pick or scratch your tattoo during healing as you could pull out some of the ink or cause an infection!
Do not let anyone touch your healing tattoo as this will introduce foreign bacteria to it and possibly cause infection! “Look with your eyes not your hands!”
It is perfectly normal for a tattoo to be swollen and red for the first few days, elevate the area when and if possible to help if there is a lot of discomfort.
If you feel as though your tattoo is not healing properly always feel free to contact us or your physician for guidance, please do not listen to the advice of friends or family as they are not medical professionals.