How soon after a tattoo can you shower?

The most commonly asked question after getting a tattoo is: “How soon after a tattoo can you shower?”

Every time you get a tattoo, your tattoo artist will definitely council you with all the information regarding the after care of a tattoo or the dos and don’ts after getting inked. Every client is made clear with every possible detail on how to take care of your piece of body art. After care of the tattoo done in your body is really important because after you are tattooed, the final result or how your tattoo will look after few years depends on the care you give to your tattoo.

Going for swimming right after you get your tattoo or swimming before your tattoo is completely healed is strictly prohibited. The reason behind no swimming during your tattoo healing process is that the water in a swimming pool contains chemical which may result in worsening the wound you got because of the tattoo and infecting the tattoo; you may have trouble in the healing process and the result may not be as expected. But talking about taking a shower after getting tattoo may not be that risky. Because after you get your tattoos done, your tattoo artist tells you to wash your tattoo every 6 to 8 hours for 2 days with warm water and foam. You can take a shower during the healing process of your tattoo but you will have to be very careful because scratching or rubbing or scrubbing the tattoo hard will result in a bad way. You need to make sure that your tattoo does not get too damp during your shower and you have to pat dry your tattoo immediately after the shower. You also need to make sure that the water you are using for shower is clean so that your tattoo does not get infected.

Every tattoo artists have their own aftercare tips and they are all for the better result of your tattoo.  Your tattoo artist will surely make you aware about the dos and don’ts so, all you need to do is follow the instructions given by your artist and if you ever have any complications in your tattoo healing process then you can anytime consult your artist.

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