Can You Ruin A New Tattoo?

Can I sleep with my tattoo uncovered?

If your artist sent you home with adhesive wrap, you can leave that on the tattoo overnight and it should protect both the ink of your new tattoo and your bed sheets.

Relieving extra worry about getting residue or ointment on your sheets makes for a better night’s sleep…and that is the ultimate goal!.

Can you mess up your tattoo?

Submerging your tattoo, even in clean bathwater, can potentially damage it or lead to an infection. Of course, you can shower and wash your tattoo, but limit prolonged exposure to water for at least the first two weeks. This includes baths, swimming pools (salt or chlorine), lakes, oceans, and saunas/hot tubs.

Can clothing ruin a new tattoo?

Keep it covered in loose, clean, cotton fabric. If you wear tight-fitting clothes over the tattoo, it will rub and irritate the skin, making the healing process longer and more difficult.

Is it OK to not cover a new tattoo?

Don’t panic, seeping is normal. A new tattoo will heal best when left uncovered. However, you should cover it with a non-stick bandage for the first 4 – 5 nights to prevent it from drying out when you are sleeping. … If you do not keep your new tattoo moist it will form a scab.

Can I put Vaseline on my tattoo?

Vaseline isn’t the best choice for tattoo aftercare. Petroleum jelly traps moisture and bacteria, which can lead to infections and scarring if your tattoo doesn’t get enough air while it’s healing. You may be able to use Vaseline on old tattoos if your skin is dry.