AFTERCARE ADVICE

Your tattoo is done using sterile equipment under strictly controlled conditions.  Once it is complete and wrapped following your sitting, the remainder of the aftercare is down to you. 

 

DO:

  • wash your new tattoo at least twice a day - more often if its likely to get dirty or sweaty.

  • keep it clean - keep it covered with loose clothing that allows air to circulate without making the tattoo too sweaty.

  • shower rather than bath if you can.

  • use the aftercare cream recommended by your tattooist and nothing else. Use it at least twice a day until the tattoo is healed.

  • wash your hands before washing the tattoo and wash your tattoo before applying cream.

  • put on clean bedclothes after a fresh tattoo as dirty bed linen can be a source of infection.

  • expect your new tattoo to weep for the first 24-48 hours, possibly longer. Its normal.

  • expect your tattoo to be sore for a few days - some areas bruise and/or swell a lot too.

  • come back if you have any concerns - WE WILL BE HAPPY TO HELP AND ADVISE, even if the tattoo wasn't done by us.

DO NOT:

  • listen to mates down the pub.  They aren't the experts, we are!

  • use any creams other than those recommended by your tattooist.

  • over-do the cream - a small amount rubbed in well is good, just enough to moisturise it lightly.

  • swim, sunbathe or use saunas or hot tubs until is completely healed.

  • soak in the bath for long periods of time.

  • allow pets near your tattoo or onto your bed during the healing period.

  • over-stretch the tattooed area - by all means hit the gym but avoid exercises that affect the tattooed area.

  • pick, scratch or rub the tattoo.  Don't touch it at all unless you are washing it .