What To Use For Tattoo Aftercare? (Instructions)

What To Use For Tattoo Aftercare? (Instructions)

Congratulations on your new tattoo! Now that you have your fresh ink, it’s crucial to take proper care of it during the healing process. Good aftercare not only ensures your tattoo heals properly but also preserves the detail and vibrancy of your design for years to come.

What To Use For Tattoo Aftercare?

At Onyx Tattoo Supply, we understand the importance of tattoo aftercare, and we’re here to guide you through the best practices. Here’s our expert advice on what products to use and how to use them.

Step 1: Cleaning Your Tattoo

Immediately After Getting Tattooed:

  • Gently Clean the Tattoo: Shortly after your session, your tattoo artist will cover your tattoo with a protective film or bandage. Keep this on for as long as your tattoo artist recommends, typically a few hours. Once removed, gently wash your tattoo using lukewarm water and an antimicrobial or gentle, fragrance-free soap. Pat (do not rub) the area firmly with a clean paper towel to dry.



Step 2: Applying Aftercare Products

After Cleaning:

  • Hydrating Lotions and Salves: Once your tattoo is clean and dry, apply a thin layer of a specialized tattoo aftercare lotion or salve. At Onyx Tattoo Supply, we recommend the Onyx Tattoo IQ Butter Cream. This product is designed to soothe and moisturize the tattooed skin, promoting faster healing while maintaining the brightness of the ink.
  • Apply Sparingly: It’s important not to over-moisturize as this can suffocate the tattoo and lead to issues like ink dispersion or infections.

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Step 3: Continuous Care

For the First Few Weeks:

  • Regular Cleaning: Continue to gently clean your tattoo at least twice a day using the same method as immediately after getting tattooed.
  • Moisturizing: Reapply a moisturizer after each wash to keep the tattooed area hydrated but not saturated.

Avoid Sun Exposure: Keep your tattoo out of direct sunlight. Once healed, always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect the colors and details from UV rays.

Step 4: Long-Term Maintenance

After Healing:

  • Maintain Moisture: Even after your tattoo has healed, keeping the skin moisturized will help maintain the tattoo’s appearance. Use a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer daily.
  • Regular Sunscreen Application: Protecting your tattoo from the sun is vital. Regular application of a high-SPF sunscreen can significantly extend the vibrancy and life of your tattoo.

Special Tips

  • Avoid Swimming and Soaking: Until your tattoo is fully healed, avoid swimming or soaking in baths, as prolonged exposure to water can damage a healing tattoo.
  • Wear Loose Clothing: To prevent irritation and allow the tattoo to breathe, wear loose-fitting clothing over the tattooed area.

At Onyx Tattoo Supply, we understand that each tattoo is a work of art and a personal milestone. That’s why we offer a curated selection of premium aftercare products to ensure your tattoo heals perfectly. Explore our range and find everything you need to take care of your new ink. If you have any specific questions or need further advice, don’t hesitate to contact us or visit our store. We’re here to help you keep your art timeless

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