Tattoo After Care
Humans have been getting tattooed since Neolithic times. These days, in the U.S alone, 20 percent of Americans have a tattoo. It is the 5th largest growing industry in the USA and Europe, and South Africans are fast following this trend.
A tattoo is a permanent mark or design made on your skin with pigments inserted through pricks into the skin’s top layer. Typically, the tattoo artist uses a hand-held machine that acts much like a sewing machine, with one or more needles piercing the skin repeatedly. With every puncture, the needles insert tiny ink droplets.
Consider your tattoo like an investment. After all, it’s something that’s going to be on your body for the rest of your life. Because of that, tattoos need appropriate treatment, both in the immediate days after getting it and over the long haul.
Your initial concern when leaving the tattoo studio should be to get your tattoo healed as quickly as possible without getting any infections. Tattoo Addict after care has been specially formulated for healing, and contains no fragrances, colourants or antiseptics to ensure minimum irritation to even the most sensitive skin. Applied regularly, your tattoo will heal quickly, reducing the incident of dehydration and scab formation on the skin.
Once your tattoo is healed, make sure you keep your tattoo hydrated and moisturised. Dry skin allows the dead skin cells to get thicker, making your tattoos look faded. It is important to avoid lotions with fragrances in them, as they can cause irritations, especially if you have sensitive skin.
With beeswax for moisturising, Shea butter for cell regeneration and essential oils which act as anti-oxidants, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory agents, Tattoo Addict after-care is the perfect product to continue to use daily on your tattoos.
Protecting your skin from the sun is always important, but tattoos can increase your risk of suffering from the effects of too much sun exposure.
Yellow ink can cause itching, redness and raised skin when exposed to the sun, but other colours can cause problems too. In a recent study, skin reactions were observed mostly in people with black, red and blue ink in their tattoos.
Try and minimise exposing your tattoos to the sun by keeping them covered as often as possible. In summer, apply sunscreen regularly.
By following these simple steps you can go out there and let the world enjoy your body art!
Make caring for your tattoo a part of your daily grooming routine!
Article supplied by:
083 287 0888 | www.tattooaddict.co.za