Tattoos need appropriate treatment, both in the immediate days after getting it and over the long haul. Failure to do so can create complications; in a best-case scenario, lack of care can lead to dry, damaged skin that affects a tattoo’s appearance while in a worst-case scenario, neglecting immediate aftercare can create an infection around the tattooed area.
Thinking about getting your first tattoo? Any ink enthusiast will tell you that there are a lot of rules to consider — it's not something you do on a whim. Getting the exact artwork you want is a process that starts long before you arrive at the parlor. So we've created this comprehensive calendar. It includes everything you need to know: tips for finding the right artist, safety measures to follow, and aftercare instructions.