Aftercare Instructions

One of the most important parts of getting a new tattoo is how you look after it, this will have a direct bearing on how bright and sharp your tattoo will look after it has healed.

Follow these instructions carefully and your tattoo will heal quickly, easily and will look as good as it possibly can.

Remove the bandage the morning after your tattoo has been done, you may need to gently soak the bandage off in warm water.

Wash the tattoo gently with clean hands and a mild un-perfumed soap; leave the tattoo to air dry for 5 minutes.

Thinly apply Bepanthen ointment on your tattoo to keep it moisturized, this will help stop excessive scabbing and will accelerate healing times, you may need to apply this ointment three to four times a day to stop your tattoo totally drying out.

Make sure you always wash your hands before applying the ointment to reduce the risk of infection.

You will need to apply the cream for about 5 to 7 days, this time varies person to person but generally your tattoo will heal in about 7 to 10 days.

Do not pick or scratch your tattoo as this can caused a patchy finish, if your tattoo is really itchy a light slap in the area tends to relieve the itch.

Avoid soaking your tattoo in water as soaking will cause it to scab over heavily, a quick was is all it needs.

Do not use Vaseline or other ointments without consulting your artist.

Avoid swimming, sunbathing or sun-beds for 6 weeks after your tattoo as these activities all have a detrimental effect on the healing time and the quality of the finish.

Keep your tattoo clean but as mentioned avoid soaking.

If you have any concerns or questions please contact your artist.