Tattoo Aftercare

Caring for your new tattoo!

No tattoo is finished until the healing is complete. After the tattooist has done his or her job, it’s time for you to do yours. Your tattoo will take close to a month before it is completely healed. During the first stage of healing (approximately 4 to 5 days), you might experience soreness, discomfort, swelling, irritation and redness. During this time, it’s important to keep your tattoo clean. You should wash your new tattoo at least 2 or 3 times a day with a mild soap. Gently pat your tattoo dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. It is recommended that you apply a very thin layer of ointment after each wash.

The second and final stage (3 – 4 weeks) will have a large effect on the rest of your tattoo’s life. A healing tattoo tends to dry out. At this point it’s important to keep your tattoo moist. A good moisturiser product will help prevent excess scabbing and infection, which can leave your tattoo blemished or scarred.

Basic Guidelines

  • Keep your tattoo clean during the healing process to prevent infection.
  • Ensure your tattoo area remains moist during the healing process to prevent scarring.
  • Protect your tattoo area from direct sunlight during the healing process; otherwise, it may fade.
  • Avoid Creams or lotions that do not contain natural ingredients during the healing process, as this will irritate your skin.