Tattoo Do’s and Don’ts in Bali.
Getting a new tattoo in Bali is always exciting, but keep in mind that the tropical weather conditions in Bali can have a huge impact on your new inked project. Therefor we made some great tips for you what to do and don’ts while you getting tattooed in Bali.
Listen to the advice of the tattoo artist
You artist want to make the best tattoo for you, so sometimes the artist requests that you change certain aspects of your desired tattoo. Most artists are able to make good judgment as to whether your design will or will not work. Keep in mind that your ink project is his or her business card.
Sleep well, eat healthy and stay hydrated
It’s very important that you are in good health before you start with your tattoo session. Drink plenty of water the night before you get a tattoo and avoid alcohol. The alcohol flows easily on the islands of gods, Bali is brimming with booze, but keep in mind that alcohol is thins your blood, which means excess bleeding. It’s proven that people who eat healthy food and have a good sleep the day before the tattoo session have a higher pain tolerance.
Take care of your new ink
Nothing more important to take good care of your new tattoo. Wash you tattoo gently with a non-aggressive soap. Instead of drying of yourself with a towel, gently pat the area dry. Wear loose clothes so your tattoo can breathe and heal faster. Just be patience with the healing time.
- Find the right aftercare products
Use a special aftercare product to protect your tattoo. At Kamikaze Tattoo Studio we highly recommend to use Balm Tattoo Aftercare, which are available in all our studios. Keep following your aftercare instructions as the tattoo artist told you to. Make sure the tattoo is kept well-moisturized and clean for a few weeks and avoid abrasive skin products. We advise to apply the aftercare products 3-5 times a day.
- Choose a safe tattoo studio and talented tattoo artist
There are so many tattoo studios and tattoo artist in Bali and it can very confusing to choose the right one. Make sure that you do some research before you getting your new ink, otherwise, you may end up with something that looks truly terrible. At Kamikaze Tattoo Studios you are in safe hands, not only are the artists amazing in their jobs, they also follow strict the AS/NZS 4187 guideline.
- Don’t remove the coverage applied on your new tattoo
Make sure to leave the covering the artist put over the tattoo on for at least 2 hours till maximum 8 hours. Your new tattoo is an open wound, so the coverage helps to protect the skin from bacteria getting through the skin. Which helps protect from infection.
- Never ever go swimming with fresh ink
We know a refreshing swim could be nice while you are in Bali, would highly recommend you do not swim for the next 10 days, until you are fully healed. The ocean or swimming pool, it doesn’t matter as there are risks of getting a bacterial infection. Not only can you get a bacterial infection, your fresh tattoo also can fade away or the ink can pull out. Once the tattoo is healed, swimming in the ocean or pool has no effect anymore.
- Avoid direct sunlight
If you are tattooed or not tattooed, it doesn’t matter always try to avoid the sun. Your skin is very sensitive and need protection at all times. Direct sunlight can fade the colors of your tattoo. However, a skin with a new tattoo is even more sensitive. If you go in the sun, make sure that you always use sunscreen lotion with a minimum of SPF 30.
Do not pick the scabs
It’s a normal part of the healing process that your new tattoo is getting very itchy. After a few days some death skin will fall off by itself. Please, don’t start scratch yourself or pick the scabs. Your new tattoo needs some time to heal by itself. After all, you don’t want to damage your tattoo.
We hope this article helped you with the do's and don'ts in Bali for your new ink project. Are you ready for your upcoming tattoo in Bali? Then click here to book your appointment with Kamikaze Tattoo Studio.