Whether you want to see the best tattoo designs to find great inspiration, you’re curious about the origins and meaning of tattoos, or you just want to know about tattoo aftercare, you’ll find everything you need at Logia Tattoo. Welcome!
Tattoo Aftercare Advice
After getting a tattoo, it is recommended to maintain the tattooed area covered with osmotic film for a few hours to prevent possible infections. It is also advisable to avoid touching the tattooed area. Do not pull out the scabs. For best healing results, it is highly recommended to use a bactericidal soap and gently washing the tattoo 3 times a day.
To dry the skin, just put a clean paper towel over the tattoo. Do not rub. After patting the tattoo dry, apply a specific tattoo aftercare cream to further aid in its healing process.
It is not recommended to stay inside the water for long – this includes pools, beaches, lakes or hot tubs, neither sunbathing or getting a tan until the tattoo is totally healed.
Even when the tattoo is healed, it is more sensitive to sunbeams. We recommend the use of high solar protection or sunscreen to protect it.
Something else to keep in mind when getting a tattoo: remember that authorities recommend not getting a tattoo on body areas that may be subject to get a shot in the future, for example on the inside of the elbow.
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History of Tattoos
The word tattoo comes from the Samoan language and literally means ‘mark’. In ancient cultures, tattoos were known as a way of body ornamentation. The oldest archaeological remains date from the Neolithic era. The most known example is the mummy of Ötzi, whose body has more than 57 tattoos, most of them on his back. Contrary to popular belief, the art of tattooing not only existed in the Polynesian culture, but also in Japanese or Arabic cultures – in the form of temporary henna tattoos.
How are tattoos done?
Modern tattoos are done by injecting ink into the skin using needles attached to a tattoo machine or tattoo gun. The needle gets into the skin approximately one millimetre deep, and leaves tiny drops of ink that the skin is not able to remove. Ink stays in the second layer of the skin, the dermis, because its cells are much more steady than the first layer, the epidermis. Tattoo needles get into the skin up to 3.000 times per minute.
New needles for every client and tattoo gun sterilization are a fundamental part of tattooing, as the kind of wounds caused by this procedure have a high risk of infection as well as transmission of bacterial diseases. This responsability lies on the tattoo artist’ protocol, since equipment, ink quality or even the tattooer’s skills don’t mean anything if application is not done properly.
Wear the extraordinary by Logia Barcelona
There are several tattoo styles and different kinds of tattoos, all made to express what we love in our skin. Each style is defined by the use of colours, decorative elements or special techniques. Some of the most popular styles of tattoo include Realistic, Traditional, Old School, New School, Biomechanical, Oriental, Polynesian, Maori, Japanese, Tribal, Neotribal, Lettering, Fantasy, Cartoon or Chicano. Have you decided yours?
At Logia we work on tattoos with the maximum professionalism and accuracy. Come and get your tattoo in Barcelona and enjoy an exclusive and unique art.