Aftercare

Traditional Tattoo:

  • Leave the dressing on until you get home or in an environment you know is clean.

  • Wash your hands and remove dressing and dispose of into the appropriate place.

  • Gently wash your tattoo with PH balanced mild soap and warm water.

  • Pat or air dry.

  • Apply a very thin layer of recommended healing cream/ lotion , make sure your hands are clean.

  • You do not need to recover with a dressing.

  • Continue to was your tattoo 2-3 times daily repeating the above until fully healed.

  • You can bath and shower as normal. Do not soak your tattoo for the first week just wash it gently and rinse it clean after bathing.

  • Avoid swimming pools , hot tubs and saunas for 2 weeks or until the tattoo is healed.

  • Avoid perfumes and scented lotions on the tattoo area while healing.

  • Allow the area to air while healing especially if it is a foot in winter.

  • Do not wear jewellery or watches that can rub on your tattoo while healing as it may cause the ink not to stay in the skin.

  • Wear loose clothing across the tattoo while healing this includes bra straps tight socks and leather shoes, depending on the body part.

  • Avoid sun exposure for a month after your tattoo procedure as when fresh its like baby skin, prone to sun burn and scarring.

  • Avoid using cleaning products and harsh chemicals and dust/ powders like plaster or concrete while your tattoo is healing. wear a long sleeve or appropriate clothing to shield your fresh ink.

  • Wear clean clothing across your tattoo while it is healing

  • Tattoos while they are healing will release some pigment , its recommended to use your darker towels and bed linen during this time, as ink will stain light fabrics.

  • SPF is recommended for life when exposing the tattoo to high amounts of UV, to give you the best colour retention and crisp design for years to come.

  • Tattoos will tan so be aware that all lighter pastel shades, yellows and white will look less vibrant the more melanin your skin has over the year. causing your tattoo to look darker during summer months.

  • Because the tattoo goes through the layer of skin that sheds when its done you may experience coloured flakes of skin while healing just keep using the balm til healed.

  • your tattoo is healed once it is no longer shiny and is matte like the rest of the surrounding skin area,

  • Hands/ Wrists/ Fingers and Feet as they heal and the new skin forms can sometimes look grey before returning to black. This area can take up to 6 weeks to look fully healed and not shiny , due to the movement and wear and tear in the area.

AREOLA AFTERCARE: 

Aftercare will differ depending on if you have allergies to medical adhesive.

  • Adhesive medical dressing can be left in place for 3-4 days, the removed when it starts to lift in the shower or bath. Lymph build up or fluid can be drained from the dressing if needed by either piercing a tiny hole away from the tattoo or lifting the furthest edge to release what would for the scab. Follow the instructions below for after this dressing is removed.

  • NO medical adhesive method: Remove film once you are home.

  • wash your hands and gently wash the tattoo area , or use a damp cotton pad with micro tonic.

  • Wash or use tonic 2 times a day 

  • Use a petit pois pea size or smaller amount of micro balm after washing to heal your new tattoo

  • Bath and shower as normal but Do not soak your tattoo for maximum colour retention.

  • Avoid swimming pools hot tubs and sauna and excessive sweating for 1-2 weeks.

  • Avoid exposure to UV while healing

  • Wear clean bras or cami tops next to your fresh ink

  • Because the tattoo goes through the layer of skin that sheds when its done you may experience coloured flakes of skin while healing just keep using the balm til healed.

  • your tattoo is healed once it is no longer shiny and is matte like the rest of the surrounding skin area.