After getting a tattoo, proper aftercare is crucial to ensure the best healing process and long-lasting results. Here are some essential tips for taking care of your new tattoo:

  1. Keep the bandage on for the time recommended by your tattoo artist, usually around 2-3 hours. This helps protect the fresh tattoo from bacteria and external irritants.
  2. Apply a thin layer of fragrance-free, unscented moisturizer or specialized tattoo aftercare cream to keep the skin hydrated. Repeat this process 2-3 times a day or as recommended by your tattoo artist.
  3. Avoid exposing your new tattoo to direct sunlight, swimming pools, hot tubs, or saunas for at least 2-3 weeks. Sunlight can fade the ink, while chlorine and other chemicals can irritate the healing skin.
  4. Refrain from scratching or picking at the tattoo as it heals. Allow any scabbing or peeling to occur naturally to avoid damaging the design and causing scarring.
  5. Wear loose, breathable clothing to prevent friction on the tattooed area. Avoid tight clothing that may rub against the skin and cause irritation.
  6. Stay hydrated and maintain a balanced diet to support your body’s natural healing process.

If you have any concerns or notice signs of infection such as excessive redness, swelling, or pus, contact your tattoo artist or a healthcare professional promptly.

Come experience professional tattoo services at Kingdom Tattoo, a beautiful and full-service tattoo shop in Houston, TX 77077. Our talented artists provide top-notch tattoo designs in a safe, clean, and sterile environment. Book your appointment today and let us bring your tattoo ideas to life with care and precision.

Kingdom Tattoo | Tattoo shop in Houston, TX 77077

2395 S Texas 6,
Houston, TX 77077