Tattoo Aftercare | Tattoo Healing | How To Take Care Of A New Tattoo

Tattoo Aftercare | Tattoo Healing | How To Take Care Of A New Tattoo


Gabriela Gonzalez how do you rub it into
your scalp without rubbing it into your hair Gabriela I feel like this is a
trick question how do you rub shampoo into your scalp without rubbing it into
your hair is this like some kind of trick question
welcome to another episode of responding to your comments my goodness we are
getting so many comments on the page and I’m loving the interaction that we’ve
got going on on YouTube we’re going to be looking at fun questions we’re gonna
be looking at health questions so all waiting for let’s dive in Ashish Nath
bro please please please do a video on tattoo aftercare how do you
care for a tattoo after its inked please help Ashish thank you for your comment this
is a great question actually and in fact the surgery that I work at has two
tattoo studios very close to it so I see a lot of patients we’ve just done a
tattoo and also I’ve developed a very close relationship with the actual
tattoo artists who really know their stuff
so the first information I’m going to give to you is that you should always
follow the instructions from your tattoo artist because different styles of
tattoos can have different aftercare now in terms of what do I recommend well as
a health care professional you need to remember that when you’ve had a tattoo
it’s a wound and that wound is gonna have to go through its healing process
now this healing process varies from patient to patient but generally
speaking it takes about four weeks for it to fully recover so as it is a wound
after your tattoo artist has finished doing a tattoo they will cover it with
either cling film or bandage they might even use something else but generally
speaking for these two items if they have used them they usually left it on
for several hours or sometimes overnight but this all depends on the advice from
your tattoo artist now once you then remove this bandage or the cling film
it’s going to have some plasma on there I have a little blood on there might be
a bit of ink and then you need to wash it so the way you wash it is very gently
you need to wash it with lukewarm water and soap
now here’s probably the most important bit as a health care professional we
know the research has shown that when you have a wound you need to keep it
moist and by keeping it moist it’s going to heal better it’s going to heal
quicker and probably have less complications as well the old advice
from a long long time ago was to let wounds dry out and this advice is so
outdated now which is the reason why when it comes to tattoo wounds you need
to keep it moist as well what you don’t do is let the wound dry out because if
you do let it dry out you’re at risk of it scabbing and it can lead to a loss of
ink which is why many tattoo artists recommend that you moisturize several
times a day to keep the wound moist and that completely agree with you may then
cover it with cling film or bandage as long as your tattoo artist has advised
you to do so now the most important thing though is keeping that moisture
content high so reapply reapply reapply at least three to five times a day I
would say now you’re probably thinking but Abraham what cream do you recommend
well generally speaking I always recommend a cream that contains Dexpanthenol so the best thing to do is just google Dexpanthenol cream and find
a brand that’s available wherever you are in the world and purchase that the
reason I recommend Dexpanthenol is that studies have shown that it does help
with engine and irritated skin Wow this is becoming a very long answer my
brain is kind of working overdrive to give you as much information as possible
so one thing that I always get asked as well by many patients is how do you know
if the wound is infected generally speaking need to keep an eye
out on the wound and if you’re getting things like a fever if the area is
getting swollen if it’s getting red if it’s getting tender to touch if there’s
pus anything like this really can be a sign of an infection
and you will have to speak to a health care professional about it and might
need treatment I guess another thing I can do is leave some more information in
the description below for you about what to look out for for an infected wound
which will be very helpful some people can also have an allergic
reaction to the tattoo ink now it’s not very common but what you need to also
look out for is very itchy skin and any inflammation or swelling around the area
this can be a sign that you are having an allergy to the ink so if you are having
these sort of symptoms you need to speak to a healthcare professional as well and
lastly when it comes to showering you can shower just be very gentle on the
area that you’ve had the tattoo just so you’re not causing it any more distress
but what I wouldn’t do is go to saunas swimming pools or use the baths for at
least four weeks just so it can prevent you from getting an infection I really
hope my tips help thank you for your comment I will also leave more
information in the description below to some really useful pages with more
information about tattoo aftercare so how do you rub it into your scalp
without rubbing it into your hair Gabriela
thank you for your comment this is from the how to treat dandruff video and
they’re on about shampoo and how you can rub it into your scalp without
getting onto your hair now I don’t know if this is some sort of trick question
but in all honesty it doesn’t matter if it gets on your hair you just need to
get into your scalp so it’ll work better but if it is a sort of trick question or
a riddle then I don’t know the answer to it but speaking of riddles I do really
enjoy riddles and if anyone has a good one please leave a comment below because
I would love to include it in future episodes of responding to your comments
qpgtyui1 this is a very hard username so if
I’ve said it wrong I’m sorry everything went fine until I opened the cap and it
starts flowing non-stop and I was thinking it might stop with isn’t
definitely the hardest thing I’ve done in my life
thank you for your comment this is from the how to use an ointment video an eye ointment
this has happened to me many occasions when I was younger in fact I remember
once I open an ointment which I wasn’t supposed to do and I pierce the foil on
the top and then it started flowing out I feel like it usually happens on metal
cream containers it happens more this and it had a very narrow end and it
started flowing out and it kept flowing and it kept flowing and I was having a
panic attack so looking at this and I was like oh my god
my mom is gonna kill me and then I put the top on it made a mess and went
everywhere yeah true story in fact this kind of reminds me of another time when
I was younger by the way I was a bit of a crazy kid when I was younger I kind of
just like grew out of this craziness and became what I am today what I was a very
what’s the word naughty kid growing up I think that’s the best way to describe it
and I remember once some strange reason I opened this fire extinguisher and it
was like a foam one and had a twisty top that you twisted like this and
it started flowing and it wouldn’t stop and I tried to close it was flowing and
it was like foam and it was expanding and eve it went everywhere in the room yeah I got
a lot of trouble for that don’t recommend anyone to do that fire
extinguishers should be there do not touch them they are
there for emergencies but thank you for your comment Tyerra Carter favorite part
this video vitamin deficiencies vit-e-men deficiencies I think what you’re
getting at is the way that British people pronounce vitamin we say vitamin by
imagine you might be in the US where it’s a vit-a-min or you have to kind of
pronounce an American like vit-a-min deficiencies by the way I’m really bad
at accents but if you thought that was good please let me know in the comments
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29 Comments

  1. yay early squad. Dear Abraham can you please do a video on coronavirus as we hear so much about it in the news now a days.

  2. You explanation is fantastic sir ,, keep it up ,,, good wishes for your channel ,, may this lead your channel at peak☺☺

  3. Oh wow so good Abraham, educating everyone on how to cope with all sorts of things.Your so informative, brilliant.I am laughing at the shampoo question.Love the story of you being mischievous when you were younger. So good. Thank you so very much, great entertainment too!!!! Take care. Thank you so very much.

  4. Hi Abraham,
    Another excellent video 🙂 You said about dexpanthenol, but what about hyaluronic acid cream/unguentum?
    And something that I didn't hear you mention, when you apply a cream on the tattoo it's better to be colorless 😉

  5. I'm a new subscriber love your videos. Unfortunately my left ear has been blocked for last 7-8 weeks due to having a chesty cough. It happens every-time I get a chesty cough. I have tried Sudafed it's not working for me. 🙁

  6. Hello Abraham, I have enjoyed your videos so far, they have helped me and you deserve the best. Also, in your future videos or your next one, could you make a video about curing clogged ears?

  7. Hey Abraham! I need help with boosting my metabolism! Everytime I eat a small meal, I gain so much weight for no reason. I’m on the diet from your diet video, but my mentabolism isn’t helping at all.

  8. WHAT!? I JUST GOT MY TATTOO 3 DAYS AGO! AND MY TATTOO ARTIST SAID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO ME HE GAVE ME A PAPER TOWEL AND THAT WAS IT.

  9. I got an issue with my tattoo, on my old tattoos I got some.sort of bumps/bumpy area appeared, they dont hurt or sore or anything but they never been there before,help plz

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