A successful heal of a tattoo is going to depend almost entirely on how you take care of it. Each Perfect Image location provides an aftercare package that contains everything you need for a successful healing, with products that we know work.
Along with daily care for your tattoo there are some things that should be avoided:
Don't Pick It
Your tattoo will get flaky, even a bit scabby. It is crucial that you do not pick the skin or scabs, let them fall off naturally. Removing the skin prematurely will pull out pigment from your new tattoo. Wear light clothing, if possible, and protect your tattoo from dust, sand, and pet hair for the first week. Ensure your sheets and clothes are clean as well to prevent infection.
Don't Soak It
You should avoid swimming polls, hot tubs, lakes, saunas. and baths until the tattoo is completely healed.
Don't Sun It
The damaging UV rays of the sun will cause a healing tattoo to fade. Once the tattoo is fully healed you can use a sunblock with a high SPF to protect your tattoo from fading.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call your local Perfect Image location or just stop by any time, and we'll be sure to help you out!