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How to Prevent Tattoo Infections?

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Tuesday 03 December, 2013 Written by tattoodiy

Tattoo Infection Symptoms
The foremost thing before treating the infected tattoo is to recognize one. Usually, the skin around a newly done tattoo will be itchy and red with some swelling, which is absolutely normal, until at least 24 hours. If the swelling has not subsided after one day and the pain has also accentuated, then it could be the onset of an infection, and you must get advice from your physician.

Five Tips To Avoid Infection After A Tattoo
1. Avoid The Initial Risk – The first step to avoiding infection is choosing the right tattoo studio and artist.

2. Consider the Tattoo Style – A select few experience a reaction to red dyes or pigments. If you have ever experienced an allergic reaction to strawberries or red food coloring, you may want to avoid tattoo styles that use the color red.

3. Keep it Clean - Wash the area as instructed by your tattoo artist. Make sure you avoid anything that could enter the area and make it become infected.

4. Antibacterial Creams Can Help – Antibacterial creams can provide help and aid in the healing process if you experience redness or inflammation around the tattoo area. However, these creams are not required unless you do experience these symptoms.

5.Moisturizers Can Provide Relief – It is normal for the skin to become dry and scaly after a tattoo. However, if moisturizers are not used the ink in the tattoo can fade or begin to bleed out.

Getting a tattoo can be a lot of fun; however, it is a long term commitment. In order to make sure you get the best results it is imperative that you care for your tattoo properly.


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