Having a new tattoo invariably exposes you to the risk of contracting an infection. Caring properly for your tattoo is therefore imperative. Here are some of the top products to use on a tattoo to help it heal and prevent painful infections.
Top 5 products to use on a tattoo
Recommended by the ‘Great British Tattoo Show’ (GBTS), the following products are perfect for preventing tattoo infections and keeping your tattoo looking its best:
- Tattoo Aftercare
- After Inked
- Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E
- Tattoo Goo
Details on these products can be found by following the GBTS link provided above. Another product that apparently works wonders on tattoos is Bepanthen, a nappy rash cream available from many chemists and supermarkets.
Preventing tattoo infections is, however, not only up to you. Your tattoo artist has a duty of care to ensure you are not put at risk of contracting an infection at the tattoo parlour by using sterilised equipment and discarding it after each use. Bound by strict health and safety regulations, they must also make sure you are not exposed to the risk of other tattoo parlour injuries.
Breach of duty of care
If your tattoo artists was in breach of his duty of care and you were infected while having a tattoo because dirty needles or other non-sterile equipment were used, you may qualify for personal injury compensation. This also applies if you sustained an injury by having a tattoo parlour accident, such as, for example, a slip, trip or fall. To qualify for compensation, you must have suffered your injury/developed an infection within the past three years.
Accident Advice Helpline
Our in-house solicitors have years of experience in securing compensation for victims of accidents at tattoo parlours and tattoo infections. Able to deal with most claims almost entirely over the phone, they will do their best to get you the compensation you deserve as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Get help today
To confirm your eligibility to claim, get helpful advice and enlist our nationwide legal team’s assistance, discuss your tattoo-related injury or infection with one of our advisors today. Our helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and all calls are confidential and obligation-free. Pick up your telephone or mobile phone and call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 now to get your no-win, no-fee* personal injury claim started as soon as possible.
Date Published: February 19, 2017
Author: Accident Advice