How to Heal Your New Ink, According to a Tattoo Artist
Whether you've been thinking about getting your first tattoo and have been nervous about what to expect after you leave the parlor, or you just got your new ink and are at a loss of how to take care of it, we're here to help. We consulted tattoo artist Michelle Santana, who works at the celebrity-favorite Bang Bang Tattoo in New York City and owns Santana Tattoo in Colombia, to find out exactly how to heal your tattoo without infection.
From which products to use to what activities to avoid, she's laid out everything you need to know. Keep reading to find her tips to make sure your ink ends up looking as good as you hoped.