After receiving a new tattoo from Anchors and Ink, it’s essential to practice proper tattoo aftercare in order to preserve the integrity of your new piece of art. Taking care of your tattoos during the healing time process is essential for the life your new addition. By following these suggestions for tattoo aftercare during the first couple weeks after leaving the studio, you’re helping preserve your ink for years to come.
Your tattoo artist may forego traditional bandaging and use Saniderm tattoo aftercare, which seals your bodies natural fluids and plasma to keep your tattoo healing. Saniderm reduces healing time and keeps finer details of tattoos crisp. After the tattoo is completed, the artist applies the Saniderm tattoo bandage. You can shower, workout and continue everyday activities as usual. We typically recommend leaving your Saniderm bandage on for 1-3 days in order to protect your tattoo from scabbing, infection and other irritants.
Whether this is your first tattoo or your 50th, there are certain elements to avoid with fresh ink, including:
Remember to wear loose-fitting clothing over fresh tattoos as contact with tight clothing can cause problems with the healing process, as well as discomfort for you.