I may not appear to be a tattoo artist, but I am.
I’d be getting sly stares at this point, during a real-life conversation. The only individuals who can scarcely look you in the eye during chats are tattoo artists and inebriated people who are searching for discoveries. I feel as though every part of my body is being scrutinized as their eyes move up and down.
The person across the room has question marks in their eyes, and eventually, when the tension between them and I becomes intolerable (in my case, it’s amusement), they ask, “How many tattoos do you have?” They are ready for a lot—basically anything—but not the response they are likely to receive “None at all. No, not even fully clothed. I’m serious, I swear.”
As a result, I have no genuine experience with getting tattoos. But I have a good deal of knowledge about tattoos, their preparation, and their creation.
For a tattoo-free zone, so to speak, I can differentiate excellent work from terrible and what truly looks nice from what doesn’t. Especially in terms of follow-up treatment.
My spouse is an artist, so it goes without saying that he cares about how his work matures, heals, and is maintained. He may thus be highly responsive to care guidelines.
He carefully highlights the need of wearing sunscreen and patiently explains why, in the initial weeks following the prick, sun exposure, fun in the sun while bathing, sauna, solarium, sports, and excessive alcohol consumption should be avoided. How crucial it is to take good care of the Tattoo Oil, wash it with a PH-neutral soap, avoid applying too much cream, and have I previously brought up sun protection?
A Tattoo Oil that is properly cared for heals more quickly and looks good for much longer.
You can save costs on the aftercare lotion, but I strongly advise you to spend a bit extra and select a high-quality one.
That should ideally be a CBD-infused cream. The non-psychoactive component of the female hemp plant promotes the skin’s natural ability to mend itself and possesses analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. It makes sense that many Tattoo Oil care products include cannabidiol.
Days 1-3 following the CBD For Tattoo
If at all feasible, request that Suprasorb F be used to treat your CBD For Tattoo. Although plastic wrap is nice, thin, flexible, and much less expensive, oh well… continue on! It is a paper-thin, flexible foil bandage.
Suprasorb F is a membrane that is permeable on one side alone, and it stays that way as long as the tattoo continues to leak fluid without moving about on the wound. It is a waterproof germ barrier that allows the wound fluid to dissipate from the inside but prevents anything from entering from the outside. So, you are adequately protected from smear infections even when the danger of infection is greatest.
After the Tattoo Oil has been completed, the skin is given some time to settle down. Following complete cleaning and disinfection, Suprasorb F is packed into the region. Tattoos are not typical wounds since foreign substances, namely color pigments, are meant to stay in the skin for as long as possible.
You don’t need to do anything for the 2-3 days that the foil is on the skin. Nothing.
It’s okay if there is a bothersome blister filled with wound fluid. It gets thicker as it evaporates. The membrane allows for regular showering.
After two to three days, carefully peel the membrane off by raising it at a corner or edge and running lukewarm water between the skin and the membrane.
Day 3 Wash the skin with warm water and PH-neutral soap (available at pharmacies), using only your own hands and clean, recently cleaned hands.
After washing, allow it to cool for a little while to help the pores close. Wash the tattoo with water. Then, it should go without saying, dry the skin with a dabbing clean disposable cloth (kitchen roll = lint-free).
You then use a very small layer of CBD For Tattoo aftercare cream.
Repeat the wafer-thin application of the cream (I repeat: with clean, washed hands) until about two weeks after having tattooed.
What you ought to or ought not to do is:
- No use of a pool, sea, or bathtub for 3–4 weeks (the skin swells up, the color suffers and, in the worst case, it gets infected).
- No steam rooms or saunas (a new tattoo is a wound!)
- For 3–4 weeks, avoid exposure to the sun (even from a can; in the future, always use sunscreen on your body)!
- Before you touch your tattoo, wash your hands (don’t worry, only during the healing process; after that, you may get your fingers dirty once more.)
Avoid strenuous exercise and limit your movement to avoid excessive perspiration
Use only and strictly specialized creams for this purpose; many drugstore ointments for wound healing dry up the skin while removing moisture and, consequently, color. That could be helpful for a wound, but it’s absolutely not for a faded, discolored tattoo.
For the next 14 days, it is forbidden to shave the area of the body that just received a tattoo. In actuality, it is outright prohibited. Without a doubt!