Tattoo aftercare begins at the tattoo parlour. Once the tattoo session is finished the artist will apply a thin layer of Vaseline or moisturiser over the entire area and cover it with plastic wrap or bandage. This should stay on for at least 2 hours. This covering protects the open skin from bacteria, sunlight, and from rubbing against clothing.
Wash your hands, then in a clean environment, remove the covering. The tattoo should be washed with soap and warm water. Please avoid anything with strong fragrances; milder is always better.
After washing, you should pat the skin dry with a clean paper towel and allow it to air-dry for up to 1 hour. When the area is completely dry, apply a thin layer of moisturiser to the tattoo but leave it uncovered to allow the skin to breathe. Then, at bedtime, the fresh tattoo must be covered with a plastic film. Repeat daily, always keep your new tattoo clean.
After the third day:
Gently apply some light moisturiser lotion – baseline dry skin or cocoa butter – once a day. Apply a thin layer as your skin needs to be able to breathe. Your new tattoo will heal naturally on its own.
Keep your tattoo clean. We advise avoiding swimming, sunbathing or fake tan for at least ten days.
Don’t wear tight clothing over your tattoo that can cause friction. Always keep in mind that your skin is desperate for fresh air to recover.
Don’t pick scabs while it is healing, be patient and treat your tattoo with love that is the most significant aftercare.
We advise keeping your tattoo moisturised for at least two weeks. A few weeks of care and attention is worthwhile for something that will make you proud and happy for years to come. The better you care for your tattoo now, the brighter and more stunning the outcome will be.