I’m getting a tattoo on my foot next week and I’m wondering if anyone knows any effective lotions and soaps to use on it (something I could get from Asda’s or Boots or something :p) ??
I’ve read that you really need to be careful about foot tattoo’s so I want to make sure I get everything right before I get it!
when you get home, you should remove the dressing and wash your foot off with warm, soapy water. boots do a tea-tree and witch hazel foaming facial wash which is perfect! tea tree and witch hazel are both great for healing skin and any minor bruising you may get over the area [a bony foot might bruise a little over the next couple of days].
after doing that, you should apply bepanthen cream. i know they say it’s for baby’s bums, but it’s the best thing. it used to be a particular heammoroid cream, but they no longer put a particular ingredient in, so bepanthen is the best.
for the first day or so you can wrap your foot in clingfilm, in order to keep the moisture from the bepanthen there, and to stop you getting any dirt on your foot.
ideally you should wash your foot twice a day. once in the morning, and once again in the evening, and reapply the cream.
and remember: never scratch!