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Things you should know

Showering with a new tattoo? Here are some good tips!

Kan jeg dusje med tatoveringene mine
Dusj med ny tatovering

Unfortunately, it is a common misconception that you cannot shower for several days after getting a new tattoo, but fortunately, that is not the case. Showering is entirely possible as long as you remember this:

Keep it short:
Limit the time in the shower to avoid prolonged exposure to water, which can soften scabs and damage the healing tattoo.

Use lukewarm water:
Opt for lukewarm water instead of hot water, as hot water can increase blood flow to the tattooed area and cause bleeding.

Gentle handwashing:
Avoid strong soaps and scrubbing on your fresh tattoo. Use mild, fragrance-free soap and gently wash the tattooed area with your fingers. Avoid excessive rubbing.

Pat dry:
After the shower, it is best to let the tattoo air dry. Avoid rubbing the tattoo, as this can irritate the skin and potentially damage the ink. If you don't have time to air dry your tattoo, we recommend gently patting it with lint-free paper. Avoid towels!

Direct water pressure:
Do not let the shower head hit the tattooed area directly. Strong water pressure can irritate the tattoo and impede the healing process.

Soaking the tattoo:
Avoid soaking your tattoo in water, such as in a bathtub, hot tub, or swimming pool, during the initial period. Prolonged exposure to water can soften scabs and increase the risk of infection.

Scratching or picking:
Never scratch or pick at the scabs or flakes that form on your tattoo, especially when showering. It is crucial to let them fall off naturally to prevent scarring or color loss.

We hope this was helpful. If you still have questions, feel free to call us between 09:00 and 17:00 on weekdays and 10:00 and 14:00 on Saturdays.