Why Do Tattoo Artists Wrap Their Machines?
Grips are usually of a universal size and meant to make the tattoo artist’s work much easier, but most end up having to wrap their slick Xion, or other machine’s grip, with cloth material to make it bulkier and easier to hold for intricate illustrations that take a long time.
- 1 How long should you leave a tattoo wrapped?
- 2 What do tattoo artists use to sterilize?
- 3 How do you know if your tattoo is overworked?
Why do you wrap your tattoo machine?
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Do all tattoo artists wrap tattoos?
Why Do Tattooists Wrap New Tattoos? – Generally speaking, tattooists wrap new tattoos for a few important reasons;
- To ensure the tattoo stops bleeding and oozing faster
- To protect the tattoo from external, infection-causing factors
- To help you not mess up your clothes, furniture, and bedding until the tattoo stops bleeding
Even though the reasons for tattoo wrapping are completely valid and helpful, the notion of tattoo wrapping is still one of the most debated topics in the tattoo community. Apparently, some tattoo artists don’t find tattoo wrapping necessary, while others can’t imagine not wrapping a new tattoo. So, if you come across a tattoo artist that doesn’t, for some reason wrap tattoos, make sure to still ask them to wrap your tattoo.
How long should you leave a tattoo wrapped?
You’ll need to keep your tattoo wrapped in cling film from one to three days. Depending on the size of your artwork this may be longer and your artist will let you know but a general rule of thumb is: Small line-work pieces – keep the cling film on for one to two days.
What do tattoo artists use to sterilize?
Autoclaves and Disposables – The tattoo studio of your choice should make sure that all tools are clean and sanitary. But how do we maintain this standard? Many shops these days use disposable medical grade versions of everything that gets used from client to client.
- Each medical grade needle and tube used from is individually packaged and sterilized;
- Ink caps (the little cups tattoo artists put ink in) should all be disposable as well, and not re-used;
- Autoclaves are also commonly used in tattoo shops to sterilize non disposable equipment;
They do so by exposing the equipment to temperature high enough to kill any spores and bacteria. Some tattoo studios may use makeshift autoclaves such as pressure cookers and toaster ovens. This is not acceptable because only an autoclave can reach the proper temperature and maintain the right conditions for sterilization.
Why do Tattooers use Vaseline?
During the Tattooing Process – Tattoo artists use Vaseline when tattooing because the needle and ink are creating a wound. The wound needs something to help heal, and Vaseline can act as a protector for your skin. While it may not prevent scarring and other changes, it can help keep your skin healthy.
- A tattoo artist may use a little bit of Vaseline, or they can use more of it all over the tattoo site;
- Using a small amount can help prepare your skin for getting a tattoo, so you don’t need a ton of Vaseline for it to help;
After the artist finishes your tattoo, they can wipe away the product. Then, you can apply a new layer of it as part of your aftercare.
What happens if I take my tattoo film off early?
Fresh tattoos can take anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks to heal. During this healing phase, there are 7 things that can ruin your new tattoo before it has even healed. Bad art from a bad artist It’s possible to ruin your new tattoo by choosing an unskilled artist.
When speaking about skills, I’m not referring to their artistic skills. This would be about the artists’ tattooing procedure and application skills. Everyone’s skin is different skin. Healthy, unhealthy, plump, loose, tight, oily, or dry.
Our skin’s surface, thickness, and tightness are also different throughout our bodies. These differences can have a detrimental impact on how the ink lays into your skin. An inexperienced artist can further implicate this. Finding and choosing an experienced artist goes without question 2.
Keeping your fresh tattoo covered too long Fresh tattoos are open wounds, and after the tattoo session, the artist will cover your new tattoo. Every artist has a different preference for what they use. Some still use the old school plastic Saran Wrap crap made for sandwiches.
Try to avoid using this food cellophane wrap on new ink. Fresh tattoos should be wrapped with a sterile bandage. The best options are medical-grade adhesive bandages and protective tattoo films like Saniderm or Dermalize. Wrapping a fresh tattoo is essential to help the initial healing while providing protection from environmental contaminants like dirt, germs or anything else that should not go near an open wound.
After the wrap has been on for a few hours, you will start to see blood and plasma underneath. Once this happens, it’s time to remove the wrap, as this can block your skin pores from breathing. This can ruin your new tattoo before the first day is over.
And trust me, I’ve ruined two tattoos by leaving the wrap on too long as per the artist’s instructions. The bandage or wrap should stay on no longer than 6-8 hours max. If using products like Saniderm or Dermalize, you can always remove it, clean the tattoo and apply a new layer.
Tattoo Infections As discussed above, the post-procedure wrapping helps protect your skin from getting infected. Once unwrapped, keep your skin clean and follow proper tattoo aftercare instructions. This will ensure your new tattoo heals without getting infected.
During tattoo healing, avoid touching your ink unless washing or applying aftercare. It’s very easy to transfer dirt and germs onto your fresh tattoo (open wound) from dirty hands. Sleeping with a fresh tattoo Getting a goods night’s sleep can be awkward during the tattoo healing process.
Even more awkward is the size and location of your new tattoo. Try to avoid laying on the tattoo, and or having it covered under the sheets or blankets. Covering a fresh tattoo under blankets or sheets can cause a risk of infection.
The bed is a great place for hidden germs that you do not want to get into an open wound. The same as above, your skin needs to breathe, so not covering up under the sheets helps. Then there’s the issue of laying on the tattoo. You risk having the tattoo stick to the bed or pick up dirt and germs.
- You can always lay down a clean towel on the bed if you need to;
- Another option for sleeping is applying a breathable medical wrap like Saniderm;
- Make sure to remove it as soon as you wake up so that there’s not too much blood and plasma accumulation;
Cleaning and excess water exposure Keeping a fresh tattoo clean goes without question. So never submerge a fresh tattoo underwater. Also, avoid excessive water exposure while showering. Our skin is like a sponge and it will absorb the water, which can damage the tattoo.
- When it comes to cleaning your new tattoo, make sure you do this several times a day;
- You can read our 17 Best Tips To Heal New Tattoos here;
- Picking or scratching itchy or peeling skin During the tattoo healing stages, some people experience itchy and scabby skin;
The reason for this to happen is part of your skin’s healing process. But whatever you do, resist the urge to pick or peel your skin as this can damage the color and lines of your new tattoo. To avoid or end any itchy peeling skin during tattoo healing, always use a good aftercare product.
- Keep your tattoo clean and moisturized several times throughout the day;
- Don’t let your tattoo get dry, and only apply a thin layer of tattoo aftercare after every cleaning;
- Now, in regards to peeling and itchy skin, I have never suffered from this;
I followed the above directions and none of my 21 tattoos have ever peeled or got itchy. Excessive sun exposure Excessive sun exposure is a fast way to ruin a new tattoo. Be aware of any direct sun exposure on your fresh ink. If you must be outside, always keep your tattoo covered, for at least the first 40 days.
Cover Up with clothing or try to stay out of the sun. Never apply any sunscreen on a fresh tattoo. Some of these products have ingredients that are not good for your fresh ink during healing. A list of nasty skincare ingredients will be for another blog.
After your new tattoo has healed, make sure to keep it protected with quality sunscreen product if going outside. Excessive direct UVA/UVB sun exposure accelerates skin aging, which causes tattoo fading.
How do you know if your tattoo is overworked?
How do you sterilize before a tattoo?
Do you wrap coil tattoo machine?
The more layers of wire that are wrapped around each coil, the stronger and slower your machine will run. A coil with fewer wire wraps will make your machine work faster, but with less power.