After undergoing a cosmetic tattoo procedure, it's crucial to take proper care of the treated area to ensure optimal healing and long-lasting results. The first few days following your session are particularly important, as the tattooed area is still in the process of healing.
It's generally recommended to avoid getting water directly on the treated area for the first week after the procedure. This includes any form of water exposure, such as submerging the area in a bathtub, swimming pools, hot tubs, or the ocean. Additionally, it's essential to be cautious while showering, as direct water pressure can negatively affect the healing process.
Why can't I get water on my PMU area?
Water can interfere with the formation of scabs and compromise the pigmentation of your cosmetic tattoo. Therefore, it's crucial to keep the treated area dry and allow it to heal properly. During this initial healing period, it's recommended to gently clean the area using a damp cotton pad or a clean, damp cloth, being careful not to soak the area.
So, how long do I have to wait?
Once the first week has passed, you can gradually introduce water to the treated area. However, it's still important to be cautious and avoid any excessive water exposure. It's advisable to refrain from prolonged soaking or scrubbing the area directly. Instead, let water gently flow over the treated area without any pressure or harsh rubbing.
What else do I have to be careful about?
It's essential to avoid any activities that may cause excessive sweating or moisture in the treated area during the healing process. This includes strenuous exercise, saunas, steam rooms, and similar activities. Excessive sweat and moisture can hinder the healing process and affect the final outcome of your cosmetic tattoo.
We understand that everyone's healing process can vary, so it's crucial to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your tattoo artist.