Tattoo infections and how to avoid them

Let’s say that you finally got the tattoo with the design that you want, and you want to take good care of it. Your skin is prone to breakouts and also infection due to your tattoo, and you want to do a proper aftercare to avoid any bacterias and germs getting on to your skin. Here, we have listed several tips and regarding on how to prevent tattoo infection on your body.

clock's tickingGive it some time

If you just got your tattoo fresh out from the parlor, make sure you give the tattoo some time before you remove the bandage. In worst case scenario you need at least 2 hours before you can remove it, and the optimal time is 4 to 5 hours. Do yourself a favor, and avoid picking or scratching the spot as it can cause bacterias to get into your skin from your dirty hands.

Tip: don’t keep it longer than the time we suggested, the ink needs room to breath, and the natural air will help with the healing process as well.

Keep it moisturizedcreams ointments

Another factor of the infection to happen is if your skin is dry or dehydrated, so make sure you keep it moisturized with those ointments. Dry skin can cause flaked skin, which the dead skin can become bacteria to your current fragile body part, and that’s when the infection can happen.

Tip: there are so many natural vegan moisturizers which are very good for all skin types, and if you have the cash to spare, get an ointment that is designed explicitly for tattoos, they can be quite expensive but are worth it in the long run.

Consult to your tattoo artist

Sometimes your skin can show reaction regarding on the tattoo that you get, and this is normal. Always consult with your tattoo artist first, and if they say that this is an infection, get to the nearest doctor to get proper treatment before it gets worse.

Tip: if you live in Texas consider checking out professionally certified tattoo parlors San Antonio, as they know what to do when your skin is acting up.

exposureAvoid direct exposure to the sun and saltwater

You might want to hold the thought of going to the beach, as your skin needs to avoid direct exposure to sunlight and seawater which can be quite harmful to your skin. The time that you need varies, but we recommend around 5 to 7 weeks.

Tip: besides the sunlight and seawater, make sure to avoid alcohol products on your skin for four weeks.