Tattoos use mechanical needles to penetrate the skin and inject pigment directly under the epidermis. Like any surgical procedure, it has a significant impact on the appearance of your skin and its aftercare should be carefully considered. Tattoo aftercare can be the key to healthy skin after the procedure.

Instead of applying tattoo lotion after the tattoo is done, try a light after inked lotion. Triple Purified aftercare lotion can protect your skin by creating a sealing barrier that blocks moisture, which can help your skin's natural regeneration process.

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The next day, remove the bandage and carefully wash the tattoo area with mild liquid soap and warm water. Do not scrub with a towel, sponge, or loofah. Dry with a clean, soft cloth and moisten with another light lotion for follow-up care.

Leave the bandage on to let the skin dry. Wash and wet again 3-5 times a day. Keep the tattoo out of the sun for the next month and resist the urge to scratch and scrape the skin. 

Complete healing can take up to four weeks, depending on the size and design. Keep following the care instructions after your tattoo to keep your skin clean, dry, and hydrated.

Once your tattoo is completely healed, make sure you always moisturize the area with follow-up lotion. Tattoos can also fade in the sun long after they heal. For long-term healthy skin, consider using lotion as a follow-up product every day.