Tattoos may last forever, but many fade in a matter of months. If you want to know how to make your skin art look good for years, then you need to observe proper tattoo aftercare.
The first week is especially crucial, but the rest of the month is important too. During the first few days, you need to ensure your tattoo stays clean. It’s going to be ‘weeping’ plasma and ink – don’t let it fester on the skin for too long. Otherwise, it can lead to infection.
When it starts scabbing and itching, resist the urge to pick at the scabs or scratch the itch! When it starts peeling, don’t remove the skin prematurely. Leave your tattoo alone, and let your body do its thing.
Lastly, the most important thing you need to remember is that for your tattoo to look good forever, you need to moisturise it every single day for the rest of your life (a tattoo is a lifelong commitment, after all)!