Tattoo aftercare with TAC cream
Caring well for your tattoo will determine how well it turns out. Not taking care of a tattoo can lead to infection and skin scarring making the tattoo very unattractive. Having the right products contributes to how well your skin will heal after getting the tattoo. A good tattoo cream is a must have tattoo aftercare product.
For those with a low pain threshold, TAC cream is a good product for pain relief. Tattooing is painful and for larger tattoos, the pain can be excruciating. TAC cream has a topical anesthetizer to kill the pain on the skin.
TAC contains powerful ingredients. It has a prilocaine and lidocaine base, peg-9 stearate, water carbomer and phenoxyethanol. These make for a very effective topical anesthetizer that will hold up against skin pain.
Healing the wound
Immediately after getting a tattoo, the tattooist will wash off blood and excess ink. Applying a touch of TAC cream will continue to keep the pain away. The tattooist will then wrap the wound with a bandage as it will be leaking plasma and ink while the area around it will be inflamed as the skin reacts to the wounding. The bandage should be removed after 2-3 hours and the area cleaned again with warm water. The inflammation gradually goes down. TAC cream is ideal for killing the pain which will continue for 1-2 days after the tattoo session.
For the tattoo to come out nicely, the skin needs to heal without infection, too much scabbing or drying. An antibacterial cream is the best guard against infection while healing. The ideal aftercare routine would be;
First 3-5 days- wash with antibacterial soap and apply a bit of TAC cream as a pain killer 3-5 times a day.
5-7 days- apply aftercare balm or ointment to prevent infection and moisturize the skin. Do this 3-5 times a day.
From day 7 onwards – apply tattoo lotion to keep the skin moisturized, at least 2 times a day.
The wound will usually heal within 14 days. The healing skin will at times flake off and peel. This is not unusual. You should look out for;
- Heavy scabbing
- Cracking of the healing skin
- Pus flowing from the wound
- Excessive skin inflammation
In any of the above symptoms, it is advisable to seek dermatologist’s advice. He can prescribe a variety of treatments including topical antibacterial creams and balms, oral drugs or a change of the products you are using. Without any complications, you should have a nice looking tattoo in 3 weeks.