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How to Bandage a Tattoo

Learn how to bandage a tattoo from acclaimed tattoo artist James Vaughn in this Howcast video.


I'm actually wiping off a tattoo and applying some Redemption. Tattoo Afterlife, and apply the bandage. Couple pieces of tape here and there. And now I'm putting this bandage on here. Take this off in about an hour. Wash with warm soapy water with your hand. Don't use anything abrasive like a wash cloth to wash it. After you've washed it, just blot it dry and don't wipe it dry. Let it air out for a few minutes. We don't want to get any water trapped in there. Apply a very, very thin coat of Tattoo Afterlife Redemption. Very thin, keep it thin. The thinner you put it on there, the faster it will heal. Always remember the thinner the coat of ointment, the thinner a scab forms. So keep it thin and you'll have a paper thin layer of skin, and it will flake right off. And do that for three to four days, switch to a regular, non fragrance hand lotion and things should be fine.

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