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Tattoo After care

Posted by Flaviu from IP: 85.139.213.253 on 09/02/13
Setubal, Seixal Portugal - website


Hi, I have a very simple and yet complex qustion for the tattoo artist here about tattoo after care.

When I started learning to tattoo, i was thought that the tattoo should be cared the fallowing way, wash it 3xday apply a thin layer of ointment (depends on artist), and the normal no sun, no touching or scratching.

But recently i have been reading about tattoo after care in books, and other artist opinions to see if I needed to update myself.

And what i am experimenting right now is, wash the tattoo 3xday, with antibacterial soup and let heal on its own, reasons for this is, that ointments are oil based which weakens the color, and can leave holes in your color painting which needs retouching later on.
I only saw one healed tattoo until now and I liked very much how it turned out, the only negative i see is that the healing and scabbing of the tattoo takes a lot longer.

What are your opinions on after care? do you agree with this method? or do you prefer using the traditional one?.
The reason for this topic is that i am trying to see what your experiences with after care are, to batter improve my traditional knowledge on the mater . thanks



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