woo's tips for tattoo maintenance

woo's tips for tattoo maintenance

woo's tips for tattoo maintenance

Dr. Woo lived up to his name as the "doctor" by giving us some advice for how to ensure that you're taking care of your new tattoos the right way.

1. Wait to take the wrap off

Dr. Woo advises that after getting a new tattoo, wait about one to two days to take off the wrap that your artist has used to protect your new piece of art.

2. Use plain lotion a couple times per day

After that period has passed, you will want to put a plain white lotion (make sure it's fragrance free) on your tattoo a couple times a day, in order to keep the area moisturized. Dr. Woo recommends his after/care treatment moisturizer. This process will continue for about two weeks, so that your tattoo is given enough time to heal properly.

3. Remember that less is more

Dr. Woo explains that his mantra is less is more, warning new tattoo owners against overthinking the aftercare of your tattoo. Don't do too much to try to keep it clean, as that may irritate it more.

4. And if your tattoo begins to look infected?

Then it is time to go see the doctor, and while Dr. Woo knows pretty much everything about tattoos, an infection will require a trip to an actual medical doctor’s office.

Editor’s Note: Updates to this article were made March 2021 by Projectwoo, LLC.

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