Now you’ve had your tattoo the aftercare is just as important as getting a good tattoo in the first place.
We recommend aftercare creams such as:
Palmers Cocoa Butter
Sensitive E45 Cream
Take off the cling film and wash over your tattoo with warm water, pat dry with clean dry towel. Do not re-cover your tattoo.
Take a small amount of any of the above recommended creams (subject to preference/allergies) carefully rub the cream into the whole area and let it dry naturally.
Wear loose clothing over/around the tattoo, be careful not to let clothes rub against the area. This is to avoid irritation/bad healing.
Always wash the tattooed area and your hands before moisturising your tattoo, continue to moisturise your tattoo 3-4 times per day for up to 2 weeks until your tattoo is fully healed.
Keep your tattoo clean
Keep your tattoo moisturised
Be careful when sleeping
Wear loose clothing over your tattoo
Let your tattoo air out
Wash your hands before touching your tattoo
Keep your tattoo out of the sun until healed
Shower as normal, patting tattoo dry with clean towel
Let your tattoo get dirty
Let your tattoo scab up
Scratch your tattoo
Pick your tattoo
Re-bandage your tattoo
Wear tight clothing
Let pets lick/touch your tattoo
Go swimming until tattoos fully healed (1-2 weeks)
Don’t bathe until tattoo fully healed
Apply petroleum based products (Vaseline)
Expose tattoo to direct sunlight