The life of your tattoo is dependent upon the care it receives within the first few days… it takes on average about two weeks to heal, and two more weeks to settle in.
Keep your tattoo bandaged for atleast an hour.
Remove bandage and wash tattoo gently with cool, soapy water.
Rinse thoroughly, lightly pat dry with a clean towel.
[alert_box type=”alert”]Things you DO NOT do to your tattoo!
Re-bandage your tattoo.
Use vaseline or petroleum jelly.
Use alcohol or peroxide
Pick or scratch your tattoo.
Expose a fresh tattoo to the sun for long periods.
Soak your tattoo in a tub or shower for long periods.
Over lubricate your tattoo, however, don’t let it dry out, either. should any seepage occur, gently dab off excess with a clean paper towel.[/alert_box]
Keep your tattoo out of direct sunlight and sun beds. Stay out of pools, hot tubs, oceans, etc. for two weeks. With clean hands, apply a thin layer of cream which was prescribed by your tattooist 3 to 5 times a day for upto 5 days depending if you scab badly.
After the first scab has naturally fallen off you may use a moisteriser to soften the skin and stop the itchyness.
If a rash occurs (bumps on or around the tattoo which looks like an allergic reaction) or redness persists, discontinue use of the aftercare cream and call us for advice or product alternatives.