If you are thinking of getting a one day tattoo, then you need to consider the aftercare of your new ink. Proper tattoo aftercare will help keep your ink from getting faded and minimize the risk of scarring.

How long does it take for fine line tattoos to heal?

It’s important to follow the aftercare steps recommended by your tattoo artist. Some artists suggest waiting at least one or two hours after getting your tattoo to allow your skin to heal. This will give your body time to get ready for the next session.

While you are waiting, you should clean the area with a mild fragrance-free soap. Also, a thin layer of anti-bacterial ointment should be applied to the tattoo.

You will also be given a bandage. The bandage helps absorb the excess ink in your tattoo and keeps it from rubbing against your skin. After a few hours, you can remove the bandage.

You may feel itchy for a couple of days. However, this should subside after a few weeks. To reduce the itch, apply a moisturizer with a non-fragrance.

You should also drink at least eight eight-oz glasses of water prior to your appointment. Water helps your body stay hydrated and prepares your skin for the tattoo process.

A few days after getting your tattoo, you will notice a little redness in the area. This is normal.

In addition, your tattoo will be itchy. This is due to the oozing of fluids. Your body is working hard to heal the wound.