Problems With Healing Tattoos
- May 14, 2017
- Posted by: marlenedubois
- Category: CPR Training
Signs of Normal Healing
At first the tattoo looks shiny, swollen along with the colors are extra bright. Within 24 hours the scab forms, This kind of should be very thin, looks like the tattoo along with with proper care is actually slightly flexible.
After about 4-5 days the tattoo will go through a period of peeling. This kind of looks similar to a sunburn peeling. The scab that will peels off will be the shade of the tattoo, along with that will will look like your tattoo is actually flaking off. Sometimes This kind of stage is actually accompanied by mild itching which can be relieved by rubbing that will gently with more ointment or lotion.
Do not ever leave your tattoo slick or sticky.
Always blot off any extra ointment or lotion.
When the tattoo is actually completely done pealing you will notice a layer underneath the completely new tattoo that will contains healing skin cells that will will cause the skin to seem milky rather than transparent. Don’t worry about This kind of; that will’s all part of the healing process along with only takes about a month to go away. If you want, you can put lotion on the tattoo to help that will look brighter along with more healed during This kind of final stage of healing.
Symptoms of Bad Healing
When healing goes wrong there are very few things that will can happen. Some of the signs that will things are going wrong are; extreme seeping, heavy scabbing, excessive inflammation, along with sometimes a rash (little bumps) or pimples.
Often when things go wrong people assume that will the tattoo is actually infected. Unless you work or live in a very dirty environment (see below) that will probably isn’t. You should always show the tattoo to your artists before heading for the doctors’ office.
Most doctors know nothing about tattoo after care along with some of them are prejudice against tattoos. They often time prescribe unnecessary drugs along with treatment that will can make the healing even worse.
A professional tattoo artist has been trained in healing correction. They know what infected tattoos look like along with will only send you to a doctor when necessary. Seeing the right person can save you time along with money, not to mention the finished look of your tattoo.
If you don’t practice Great personal hygiene, pick your tattoo, wear tight clothing or let clothing stick to that will, scrub the tattoo, or take too long or are not careful from the shower, your tattoo will not look nice when that will is actually finished healing. that will can have ink missing along with sometimes heavy scar tissue over that will.
Always follow the care instructions. If you feel like you don’t understand them, please call along with ask for help. Though we can not correct healing issues without actually seeing the tattoo, we are happy to teach you more about our healing instructions.
We’d rather spend a few extra minutes helping you to have a Great healing than to have to try to fix up a tattoo healing gone wrong.
Your Health –
If you have any immunity deficiencies, blood disorders such as diabetes, or are on certain medications such as steroids or blood thinners your tattoo could be affected. that will could take longer to heal along with not turn out very well.
that will is actually a Great idea to consult your doctor before getting a tattoo if you suspect there may be a problem. that will is actually a Great idea to inform your artist of any health issues so they can tailor the healing to meet your needs.
Damaged Skin –
Long term cigarette smoking, drinking too many sodas, eating poorly, along with over exposure to the sun damages skin. A tattoo on damaged skin will rarely look as Great as one on healthy skin.
Sometimes the colors along with lines aren’t as bright or clear as they would certainly have been along with the artists can not do anything about that will. If you have damaged skin you will have to keep your expectations reasonable. Sometimes if the skin is actually damaged the artist will want to do the tattoo in stages as avoid overworking* that will along with to hopefully make the healing process easier on you.
If your skin is actually older, thin, weak, or sun damaged that will can also be harder to heal. However, which has a little patience along with care the tattoo can heal out fine. So be sure to follow the directions carefully along with for the full length of time, which can be longer than healthy skin
(*When the skin is actually damaged that will is actually very easy for the artist to accidentally overwork the tattoo. Doing This kind of that will can also cause the scabbing to be thicker. If This kind of happens that will isn’t the end of the globe. Just be patient along with when the tattoo is actually completely healed your artist will want to touch that will up for you.)
Sun Exposure –
The sun is actually your tattoos worst enemy, if you expose your healing tattoo to the sun that will can fade the ink before that will is actually even healed. Tattoos that will are exposed to the sun too soon look faded, blurry, washed out along with much older than they should. Under no circumstances expose your healing tattoo to prolonged direct sunlight or tanning.
Even a healed tattoo, with time, will fade when exposed to the sun or tanning beds. If you must expose your healed tattoo to those evil UV rays are sure to use a high SPF sun block (at least 45)
Allergic Reactions to Latex –
If you are allergic to latex you will more than likely know before you get your tattoo. Let the artist know so they can accommodate you. The signs of an allergic reaction to latex are extreme rash/redness from the case of latex (by gloves worn by the artist) we can use non-latex gloves along with tape on you.
Allergies to Tattoo Ink –
Allergic reactions to tattoo ink are very, very, rare nevertheless unfortunately possible. Most professional tattoo pigments are made out of natural ingredients that will shouldn’t cause a problem. They have been proven by their use successfully from the tattoo industry for many years.
Most people don’t have any idea they are allergic to certain colors of ink until after the tattoo has been applied. However we have noticed that will people who are allergic to metals along with have reactions to cheep jewelry often do react. At our shops, we have only seen reactions with one particular red which we rarely use.
If you are allergic to a pigment that will will be evident by just that will particular shade bubbling along with raising off of your skin. that will looks like a blister or a raised red mole. that will will itch along with not look completely healed no matter how long that will has been.
You have two choices. One is actually to remove the offending shade or to use hydrocortisone cream to control the itching along with promote healing which can take up to 5 years. Removal is actually not any more painful than the tattoo process along with after that will heals another shade can be used to finish the tattoo.
If you are concerned about having a reaction to tattoo ink ask your artist about doing a “prick test” where a tiny dot of each shade to be used in your potential artwork is actually tattooed under your skin at least 10 days before your tattoo. This kind of will cost you extra money, nevertheless if you have a lot of allergies sometimes that will is actually better to be safe than sorry.
Exposures to Toxins or Bacteria –
If you work/live in an environment with dirt along with filth you run the risk of infection. Emergency rooms, nursing homes, hospitals, being around animals & their waste, toxic chemicals, along with filth of all kinds can cause serious infections.
that will is actually nearly impossible to get an infection in a professionally applied tattoo. Tattoo shops are required to use more safety precautions than hospitals, doctors, along with dentists do. Most shops are inspected regularly by the local health department along with display a certificate of their status. If you are still worried about the shop, go someplace else.
Be smart along with use common sense. If you have a dirty job, wear loose protective clothing along with do not touch your tattoo unless you have washed your hands. Dirty bedding is actually another problem. Put fresh sheets on your bed if you haven’t done so within a few days of getting your tattoo. Wear clean clothing. Use clean towels along with washcloths.
Advices by Family & Friends –
When things go wrong people tend to panic. Tattoo healing problems are not an emergency.
If you think that will you are having a reaction to your tattoo or the aftercare, the best thing to do is actually to go back to the tattoo shop where you got the tattoo. that will is actually very important that will you consult your artist.
After looking at the problem along with asking a few basic questions they can tell what the issues are along with help you over come them. Very few healing problems are unsolvable or require medication.
Do not go to your friends along with family for advice. They do not hold the training to help you. There is actually a lot of out of date tattoo folk lore going around. Everyone you talk to will have a different opinion along with idea of what to do. This kind of can be dangerous.
Advices by different Tattoo Shops –
Do not go to another tattoo shop. Each artist uses the care instructions that will they know will heal their work the best. This kind of is actually usually different by one artist to another. What works well for one artist can mess up someone else’s work.
Another problem with going to a different shop is actually that will tattoo shops are very competitive with each different along with an unethical unprofessional tattooist will lie to persuade clients to switch artists. They will sometimes go so far as to give out bad advice to ensure the failure of the tattoo.
Do not call around, or look for advice on the internet. NO ONE can help you without seeing the tattoo first.
Your artist knows how you can save your tattoo if you deal with the situation right away. Do not rely on outside sources.
Do the right thing. Take care of your investment. You’re going to have that will the rest of your life…