AFTERCARE INFO

So you just got your new tattoo but you've lost your after care sheet or forgotten what your artist has told you? well don't worry as I have the info here!

Tattoos cost money and are with you for life. They are the only thing you take to the grave so its important to choose wisely and look after them to avoid costly touch ups! Most touch ups are due to poor aftercare, however, aftercare doesn't need to be complicated its very simple! the body is amazing at healing itself, and with simple steps you'll have no troubles looking after your new tattoo.

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3... 

  1. KEEP IT CLEAN
    Soap and water is
    your best friend

  2. Keep it LIGHTLY
    moisturised

  3. DON'T ITCH/SCRATCH
    IT! Let your body do
    its thing trust me.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER 

  • bacteria is microscopic

  • soap is your go to 

  • do not use alcohol or topical creams/ointments

  • wash your hands and the tattoo

  • do not over moisturise your tattoo

  • keep area aired and wear loose clothing 

  • warm short showers

  • no baths or swimming this includes the beach
    for at least 2 weeks ideally avoid for 3/4 weeks

  • when itchy gently slap/pat the tattoo
    rather than scratch when it gets itchy

  • email the studio or myself if you have any further
    questions that you're unsure on.

THINGS TO AVOID

  • Over moisturising 

  • Do not use alcohol and antiseptic ointments as it slows the healing

  • process and suffocates the tattoo

  • Exercising, sweating, rubbing and tight clothing

  • UV sun exposure (can cause blistering) Avoid tanning/fake tans

  • Picking, itching and scratching

  • avoid pools/spas, the beach, baths and overly lengthy showers
    (can cause ink loss and heightens the risk of infection)

  • Avoid loofahs while showering and shower gels/soaps with
    fragrances and or glitters

  • Don't let your furry, scaled and feathery friends near your healing tattoo
    not even licks (I know this may be hard as some pets are
    very demanding but try your best to avoid infection!)

WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR

Remember swelling, redness and scabbing is a natural part of tattoo healing but if you're worried your new tattoo has become infected with bacteria here's a list of things to look out for:

  • The tattoo will feel warm/hot to the touch

  • Inflammation

  • Painful to the touch/throbbing

  • may begin to ooze pus

  • blistering and boils

If you have one or more of the above symptoms contact your doctor.