How Long To Moisturize Tattoo?
Should I apply lotion to my tattoo? What kind of tattoo care products do you recommend? – Yes! Moisturizing your tattoo regularly is extremely important. You should moisturize your clean tattoo 3 – 6 times per day, for roughly two weeks (though proper skincare is always important, and most tattoo enthusiasts moisturize their tattoos daily for life!). A white cream lotion or moisturizer, preferably unscented, should be used! We recommend these fragrance-free, white cream lotions: Aveeno , Curel , and Eucerin . Be warned: your favorite fragranced lotion is not a good option for moisturizing your tattoo – this can cause an excruciating burning sensation when applied to the tattoo, which is essentially an open wound. The fewer chemicals in the product, the better! Pure cocoa butter or shea butter is also popular for darker skin tones and is a fine option. There are some manufacturers who design products specifically for tattoo aftercare that work well for long-term care (such as Tattoo Goo , H2Ocean , and Hustle Butter ). Do NOT use aloe vera gel to moisturize, and we don’t recommend A&D ointment either, as the oil in these products can extract some of the ink from your tattoo.
How often should I moisturize my Tattoo?
Frequency of moisturizer after the tattoo dries: – You may want to follow this schedule: It is recommended to moisturize 3-5 times a day after wash and dry the new tattoo. Generally, tattoo lovers moisturize their tattoos regularly and preferably with unscented body care lotion.
How do you moisturize a new tattoo?
How Often Should You Moisturize Your Tattoo? – Professional tattoo artists always recommended one moisturizes their tattoo(s) once or twice a day. The best way to moisturize a tattoo is by doing it in the morning and in the evening. It is also important to apply lotion or ointment after taking a shower, to protect the tattoo from drying out.
Note : Make sure to wait between 10 and 20 minutes to apply lotion/ointment onto the tattoo after a shower. In that time, the tattoo will dry naturally, so when you do apply a moisturizer, it will soak into the skin nicely.
By applying lotion onto a wet tattoo, you’re risking overdoing it.
Can you use too much moisturizer on a tattoo?
Over moisturizing can lead to tattoo inflammation and infection Excess moisture can cause clogged pores since the moisturizer prevents the skin from breathing Excess moisture can cause the tattooed skin to break out To avoid these issues, make sure to follow the moisturizing rules we mentioned before.
How long after tattoo removal can I wash my new tattoo?
Wash dry and apply it for 5 days: – Right after you remove the bandage, you need to wash the new tattoo for 3 days and that too for every couple of hours. Hence, you need to keep on washing, drying, and applying the ointment during that period. Make sure that you use hotter water.
- Although, you may not feel comfortable that will be better for you;
- Using soapy water and clean fingertips, you need to glide over the flesh wound;
- Make sure that the soap is fragrance-free;
- Plus, you have to avoid using stuff like a sponge, washcloth or towel and scrubbing, because that will worsen the case;
Your aim should be to loosen up any coagulated blood and dried lymph. After you are done with washing, pat the skin dry using a clean and fresh washcloth. Apply the ointment that will be free of petroleum. Ointment like Tattoo Goo can be a great option since it uses natural healing herbs that can help in soothing the skin. Now, you have to continue washing 2 to 3 times on a regular basis after the first 3 days. You don’t need to use ointment anymore. Switch to moisturizer or lotion. Make sure that the cream is unscented and non-greasy. It is recommended that you apply a very thin layer that will be sufficient to make the tattoo shine. Keep rubbing it gently and wait for the skin to absorb it.