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Tattoo Scabbing - Your New Tattoo

Tattoo Scabbing - Your New Tattoo

It’s understandable that scabbing around your new tattoo would be of concern. However, it’s important to know that scabbing, while not ideal, is completely natural after getting a new tattoo. Naturally, depending on their skin type, some people are more prone to scabbing than others. chronic5 Here is some advice to keep in mind when dealing with scabbing tattoos and how to prevent them from occurring. Scabbing is completely normal Having a scab form is completely normal and is often just a part of the healing process. The scab acts as a barrier, protecting the wound from bacteria, while your white blood cells kill any other germs that may be trying to enter your system. Scabbing should not have a negative impact on your tattoo, as long as it is being treated and monitored properly. Why is my tattoo scabbing? The main cause of scabbing is due to overwork of the area being tattooed. If the skin is becoming more irritated and sensitive than usual, the needle can cause excess trauma making it more difficult to heal. That’s why it’s important to try and maintain healthy skin before getting your new tattoo. This includes eating and drinking right. Using any recreational drugs or alcohol is not advised before or after getting your new tattoo. How to deal with scabs during the healing period chronic6 In addition to following all the proper aftercare advice provided by your tattoo artist, these are some of the ways you can help accelerate the healing of your scab. The best practice is to give your immune system the best fighting chance to heal naturally.
  • Moisturize your tattoo accordingly and wash it once a day. Maintain a good balance of wet and dry. Avoid over-moisturization.
  • Resist any temptation to pick or scratch at the scabs. Picking the scabs will not only prolong the healing process, but can cause colour loss of the tattoo.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure, as the sun's rays can affect the healing process.
  • Try to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Avoid submerging your tattoo underwater for long periods of time.
  • It’s best to let the scab dry, crumble, and fall away naturally.
What if my tattoo is infected? It is a common myth that having a scab form means the tattoo is infected. That is simply not the case. If you feel the tattoo has become infected, your doctor can prescribe some antibiotics to help fight it. How do I avoid infection? In order to avoid having your tattoo becoming infected, you need to find a trusted Toronto & Vancouver tattoo shop. Some lesser quality tattoo parlours may use unsterilized equipment, lesser quality ink, contaminated ink, or the artist themselves aren’t taking the necessary precautions. chronic7 It’s also crucial that you follow all of the tattoo aftercare instructions provided by your artist. The best way for your body to heal naturally and at a faster rate is by following the instructions provided. When you are getting a new tattoo, look for a Toronto & Vancouver tattoo parlour that has solid reviews, a great reputation and experienced staff. Also, ensure that the staff is set to follow the Toronto & Vancouver public health guidelines. Contact Chronic Ink Tattoo If you are looking for a great and safe new tattoo, contact Chronic Ink for a free consultation. Our tattoo shop offers a wide array of experienced artists specializing in many styles. We also follow all the proper protocol to ensure your tattoo experience is safe and you are provided with all of the essential aftercare advice.]>>
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