Surely more than once the idea of getting a nice tattoo has crossed your mind. It is not for less, because it is something that will remain marked on your skin forever and, in addition, it is beautiful, it has a special meaning and it is the most striking. What more could you want?
However, when it comes to getting a tattoo, the typical question goes through your mind: Can I get a tattoo if…? For example, if you have diabetes, if you have HIV, or even if you are menstruating. Be that as it may, in Diario Femenino we give you some indications for all kinds of situations that will be of great help to you. Pay attention!
Whether you have a health problem, such as those mentioned a few lines above, or if you do not have any type of ailment, there are some tips and recommendations that you should take into account. Before getting any tattoo, you should follow the following tips so that everything turns out more than fine.
+ Think very well about your health problems
Do you have HIV? Or maybe you have a skin problem? What happens if you are following a drug treatment? If you have any illness, disease or pathology, you must follow the recommendations indicated by a doctor. Your doctor will advise you best to clarify all your questions that relate health with the world of tattooss.
+ Be clear about the tattoo that you are going to get
Once you are clear that you have absolutely no problem getting a tattoo, you must think very well about the design you want to make. It is not worth going to the tattoo center and asking the person who is going to give you their opinion. A tattoo is something very personal, and you have to be very, very sure because, once done, it will be very difficult to go back.
+ Have you already looked at which center you are going to get tattooed?
Once you know very well the design you want to capture on your skin, you must choose the center where you are going to get the tattoo. If you know someone who recommends one to you, great! You will already have half the work done. In any case, the ideal is that the center complies with the stipulated hygiene standards, and the needles used for your tattoo must be exclusive to you. In this way, you can avoid possible infections.
+ If you have any questions, ask
In addition to the tattoo center, you must think very well about the tattoo artist. You can search for their designs on the Internet, on their social networks or on their website and, in this way, you can have a good look at their previous designs. Does it convince you? Great, you will already have a tattoo artist! On the other hand, in addition to asking your doctor as we have said before, you can also ask the person who is going to do the design any question. Who better to answer tattoo questions than a tattoo artist?
+ Choose well the area where you are going to get the tattoo
When you have all of the above clear, it will be time to choose the area of your body where you want to get the tattoo. Keep in mind that not all designs are valid for the same areas, because something very large will not look good on an area of the skin that is too small. In any case, at the time of getting the tattoo, you can ask the tattoo artist to trace the design in the areas of your body that you want to be able to look in the mirror and make the decision once and for all.
Once you have done the tattoo you will be very happy and very excited. Believe us: you will not stop looking at the area to see how good it has been. But it is in these moments that you will have to take care of it correctly to avoid any type of problem.
one Transparent plastic
Immediately after getting the tattoo, they will put a transparent paper or a dressing on you to protect the design until you get home. After about two hours, it will be the time to remove it very delicately. An advice? If it is a dressing that sticks to your skin, be very careful when removing it if you do not want burns around the tattoo.
two Clean the tattoo well
When you remove the transparent paper you will see that your tattoo is oozing both blood and ink. That’s when you will have to do the first cleaning of your tattoo … How to do it? Very simple, the first thing you should do is choose a good neutral soap, wash your hands and clean your tattoo with the help of plenty of water. To dry it, never rub or use a towel, the ideal is to take a little paper and dry it with small touches.
3 Use a cream or petroleum jelly
After cleaning it well, it will be the turn of the moisturizer or the neutral vaseline. Apply either of these two products very carefully, with small dabs, and not only on the tattoo but also around it. Repeat this procedure for at least three times a day for the first few moments. Then it will be enough to do it once a day, because it is not good to overhydrate it.
4 Do not scratch yourself
Once it is healing you will notice some itching or stinging in the area of your tattoo. It is very important that you do not scratch hard on the design because you could tear off some of the ink and leave blank spaces that are not aesthetic at all. Take good care of it!
5 Take care of it from the sun
Whether it is winter or summer, you need to apply a little sunscreen cream to the tattoo area. And not only during the first weeks that you have done it, but throughout your life. In the first moments avoid sunbathing and that the rays hit your tattoo directly. Keeping the tattoo well hydrated to make it look pretty is in your hands, don’t hesitate to do it!
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