Damage to the skin with a needle during tattooing and the introduction of foreign particles (coloring pigments) into the epidermis or dermis causes a natural protective reaction of the human body – the inflammatory process. This is a microbial (aseptic) reaction, which, depending on the size and location of the damage, lasts an average of 7-10 days and ends with the complete healing of the wound surface (the healing process is quite long).
In order to avoid joining a secondary infection, all hygiene rules should be strictly observed and antiseptic agents should be used. This implies not only the sterilization of the instrument during the procedure, but also the appropriate treatment of the skin, keeping the workplace clean, and also fulfilling all recommendations for caring for tattoos. Continue reading