Tattoo Aftercare Advice

This is a reminder of the advised after-care for your new tattoo. A new tattoo involves breaking the skin surface so there is always a potential risk for infection to occur afterwards. Your tattoo should be treated  as a wound initially and it is important that this advice is followed so that  the infection risk can be minimized.

 Minimizing Infection Risk Guidance Tips:

  • DONT unnecessarily touch, scratch or pick your new tattoo site, as this will
    increase the risk of infection infection;

  • ALWAYS wash and dry your hands before and after handling a new tattoo; 

  • YOUR new tattoo will consist of an area of tiny skin breaks, caused by the tattooing needles, so it should be kept covered afterwards for at least an hour using the non-adherent dressing. This dressing is only intended to get you home without the treated area catching on clothing, or being exposed to the air. The dressing  will also help to stop any bleeding/fluid oozing, but should be removed before it dries on the treated area;

  • AFTER removal of the dressing, gently wash the tattoo site with warm SALT water and pat dry with a clean hand towel or tissue. Do not rub or skin will become irritated;
  •  IF possible, shower rather than bath whilst the tattoo is healing so that unnecessary water exposure is prevented; 
  •  DON’T use fragranced skin products on the tattoo; THINLY apply either E45, or other tattoo related after care products. You may apply moisturizing cream 2-3 times a day to assist healing and prevent skin cracking, but avoid petroleum based creams as VASELINE as they may affect the colour of the treated area. There is generally no need to use any other skin creams/antiseptic products and you
    should not share skin products with others;
  •  AFTER approximately two weeks, any scabbing should have gone and been replaced with new, intact skin. The area should be completely healed in a further 10-14 days;

  •  AVOID swimming,  sun beds and sun bathing until your new tattoo is fully healed, as direct sunlight/chlorine  can interact with tattoo dye pigments causing skin irritation and inflammation; 

  • TRY to wear loose, cotton clothing to minimize rubbing and irritation to a new tattoo site;

  •  ALWAYS keep a  new tattoo covered and protected if working in a dirty/dusty/oily environment; 

  •  IF the tattoo becomes red or inflamed or hot to the touch please stop using all products / creams and wash three times daily with high concentrated salt water and contact me on 07712814139. I will refer you onto your GP if there are signs of adverse reaction/infection.

Aftercare products available to buy in the studio