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Tattoo Aftercare

From the Colorado Dermatology Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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Colorado Springs Dermatologist Dr. Reagan Anderson

Video Transcript

So here’s another daily do from your local dermatologist!

All right, tattoo aftercare. So the number one thing I want you to remember is that a tattoo is a wound and just like all other wounds, if we can keep them moist, vaseline or aquaphor, and covered with some gauze or a bandage while it’s healing over the next six weeks, it’s gonna do much better than if you let it get dry and cracked and scab, and then the other part of this is please keep it out of the Sun because if you let your tattoos get in the Sun, then they will fade and they won’t look as good. Now the next thing I’m gonna say about tattoos is they can be addictive, so please just like everything else that can be addictive, please be careful about where you’re getting them, why you’re getting them and ask yourself if it just enhances your personality to have it in a certain location or if you are covering up something that is more deep, something that’s more internal. Guys, we’ve got to be healthy, mind, body and spirit and with all these addictive behaviors I really encourage you to ask yourself, what is healthful and what crosses the line? So as you’re doing your aftercare for your tattoo, with keeping it moist and covered and not bothered, please also spend a few minutes thinking about why you’re getting it and what potential ramifications that tattoo has in that location for maybe you being a parent later on or maybe a job later on. Please take all of these into consideration, because they are permanent.

Because Dermatologists treat more than just skin cancer!

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