After you get a tattoo done from a tattoo parlour there is lot more to it, before you can show it off to others and the aftercare for a tattoo job is very important. There could be pain and swelling after getting the tattoo. The tattoos require some methods to heal them properly. Some of the tattoos would need some tender loving care due to their size and their positioning on the body. The foot tattoos are very difficult to heal and so some shy away from that thinking it would be a horrible experience. There are some special sets of instructions that are to be followed for the foot tattoo. You should consider some of the instructions that must be kept in mind while taking up the after care of your foot tattoo.
So you need to be going through a lot of feet care are getting inked. Usually you need to follow verbatim what they tell you about caring for your tattoo after the ink job is done. The tattoo parlours and practitioners are experienced enough so that the tattoo after care lessons they provide are to be followed by heart. These are some of the things to be followed by heart. You must not use peroxide or alcohol. You cannot pick or scratch or go for a swim for at least two weeks.
You can neither get the tattoo wet in any way. You cannot get exposed to sunlight during the process of healing. When you regularly apply sunscreen after your tattoo is healed your tattoo would be safe and stay long. If you have bumps or if rash occurs or there is any allergic reaction due to the tattoo and if there is redness in the area, you can at once talk to the practitioners as they would know the way out of such allergies or infections. The process of healing of a tattoo usually occurs when the person walks out of the tattoo parlour after getting an ink job done.
The healing time of the first few days are critical for the healthy healing and the preservation of the tattoo work on the skin for a lifetime. A tattoo that is healing healthy looks a bit tired and sore but this is the normal process. If you think you are getting a tattoo for a lifetime and you need to suffer the pain because this is going to be an insignia of a lifetime, you would be relieved and be able to take the little pain that comes with the healing. The tattoo artist has to go through three layers of your skin in order to make the tattoo permanent. This is the same thing that happens in case of a cut.
The healing process of the tattoo is thus similar to the healing process of a wound. You can experience sunburn feelings on the tattooed area in the beginning and the feeling of swelling and discomfort also will happen. Some pain killers can be taken for getting rid of the pain. If the tattoo starts to flake or peel off and turns itchy you should not scratch. If you scab most of the tattoo would be gone and the area which is still sensitive would pick up an infection. Thus following the above steps rigidly you can have a proper tattoo for a lifetime with some good aftercare.