Tattoo Aftercare

10. 11. 2020

  • Gently remove cling film 3-4 hours after tattoo is finished.
  • Wash carefully in warm water. Rinse and gently pat dry with a kitchen roll or tissue, don’t use toilet roll. Always make sure that your hands are clean before applying cream or use disposable gloves.
  • Gently apply a thin layer of a good Tattoo aftercare product.
  • Every 4-6 hours for approximately 10 days (average healing time for a tattoo) apply thinly as too much prevents the skin/tattoo from breathing, and can cause leaching of the colours. If this happens, discontinue use, wash the tattoo, pat dry, and consult your tattoo artist at your earliest convenience. Do not apply alcohol-based products, hydrogen peroxide or gauze, Vaseline, lanolin or petroleum based products.
  • After 5 to 14 days, the tattoo may start to peel (this is normal – like a sunburn) and scab.
  • DO NOT pick or peel the skin away. Let it fall off naturally during washing or application of tattoo cream. Fresh skin will soon replace the dead skin. Colours may fade during the process, but will return when healing is completed.
  • After a few weeks, all scabbing will be gone, but the area may still be sensitive.
  • Continue regular cleaning and application of tattoo aftercare for proper aftercare of your tattoo. Do not scratch.
  • To avoid any possibility of bacteria transmission:
  • do not allow anyone to touch your tattoo until healing is complete.
  • Don’t drink alcohol or take any drugs:
  • 1 day before and minimum 4 day after.
  • Wear clean clothes.
  • Cotton is recommended Avoid contact with woollen/synthetic clothing. Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothing or any material which could damage your tattoo. Avoid areas where bacteria could be present
  • Avoid:
  • direct sunlight, sunbeds, UV, bathing in saltwater or water with chlorine content (swimming pools) saunas.
  • Wait at least 20 days before swimming in the sea or pool or using the sauna.
  • Before exposing your tattoo to strong sunlight or UV, wait at least 20 days and use a high factor sun cream. Exposure to the sun is the major cause of tattoo fading, but after a few months you may sunbathe in moderation. Always use a sun block (at least SPF-30 sunscreen that provides UVA and UVB protection).
  • In future:
  • it is recommended to moisturise your tattoo once a week with a body lotion.