Healing Your New Tattoo
Healing is a critical part of the tattoo process. It plays a significant role in the final outcome, appearance, health, and longevity of the tattoo. As someone getting their first tattoo, it’s important to know why aftercare is one of the most important steps. Continue below to learn more!
Prevention of Infection
The healing process helps protect your body from potential infections. A fresh tattoo creates an open wound, and without proper care, bacteria and germs can enter and cause infections that may damage the tattoo and harm your health.
Color & Line Retention
Proper healing ensures that the colors and lines of the tattoo remain vibrant and crisp. If the tattoo is not allowed to heal properly, scabbing, peeling, or picking at the tattoo can cause ink loss and uneven healing, leading to a less visually appealing tattoo.
Following proper aftercare guidelines reduces the chances of scarring. If the healing process is disrupted, excessive scabbing and scarring can occur, altering the appearance of the tattoo and the surrounding skin.
A well-healed tattoo is more likely to last longer and maintain its integrity over time. Proper healing helps the skin regenerate properly, allowing the ink to settle evenly in the dermal layers and providing a more permanent result.
Great Overall Experience
Taking care of your tattoo during the healing process contributes to a positive overall experience. By following aftercare guidelines, you reduce the risk of complications and make the healing process more manageable and comfortable.
The Healing Journey
Once your artist has completed the tattoo, they will always clean and bandage the area. After you leave the tattoo studio the healing path taken is up to you. There are a few different ways to heal a tattoo, but the two most common are to either use a protective layer called Saniderm, or to use cream. To learn more about the healing techniques, please click the links below.