Tattoo aftercare instructions

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When you get home

Unwrap the wrapping from the tattoo as soon as you have an opportunity to wash it. Wash the tattoo with water and soap. Use a soap which is fragrance free & with a neutral pH level. When washing the new tattoo, no excess rubbing is needed, just a gentle wiping motion with your palm is enough, continue washing motions until all slime is gone and the skin does not feel slippery anymore.

After washing gently pat the tattoo dry with a clean household tissue paper. Using a towel is not recommended because they tend to hold bacteria from previous uses. After drying with tissues apply a small amount of ointment onto the tattoo – just enough so the skin can absorb it, without leaving a thick coat on top (otherwise the skin can’t breathe and heal). When wrapping the tattoo again for the night, make sure to put the wrapping around your tattoo tight. The wrapping should be in very close contact with the tattoo, so that there is no air between the wrapping and the tattoo. Seal the wrapping with tape, tight enough for it not to come loose during the night, but not so tight that you cut off blood circulation.

first week

Tattoo ointment should be applied when needed. Ointment is needed if the skin feels dry to the touch, you should not apply the cream when the tattoo feels sticky or moist. When the tattoo isn’t oozing out any slime, Ointment can be applied more often, meaning you should not let it get dry or flakey (see also: Few weeks).

Few weeks

Avoid swimming and sauna. After one week you can do sports as usual, as long as you carefully wash and moisturize the tattoo after. Once you switch to moisturizing lotions, after the 10-14th day, make sure to apply lotion often enough to keep the skin moisturised. New skin is delicate and needs moisture to grow and to become elastic. If you let the skin dry out when

it’s still growing and forming it will develop scarring. To make sure you don’t let the tattoo get flakey, keep up the daily moisturising of your tattoo for the next 6 months. If anything seems out of the ordinary or you have questions, please contact your tattoo artist first.

Day one and two:

Wash, dry, apply ointment and rewrap the tattoo first thing in the morning. When washing and applying ointment on the tattoo, please remove any rings or other jewellery – they might scrape the tattoo or carry bacteria. When rewrapping the tattoo, make sure to put the wrapping around your tattoo tight and close to the skin, so there’s no air between the tattoo and the wrapping. Repeat the cleaning cycle about every 4-6 hours.

After the first two days washing twice a day for the rest of the week, and after that once a day is enough. You can stop using the wrapping sheets once the tattoo doesn’t push out any liquid and the wrappings are clean when changing them. Always use soap with neutral pH to wash off any plasma or excessive ink. Apply tattoo ointment as soon as the tattoo feels dry to the touch and remember to always use clean hands. When washing and cleaning the tattoo, please keep the tattoo away from coming into contact with anything dirty.

After day 10-14

Replace your Tattoo ointment with a light fragrance free lotion (for example coconut oil or a fragrance free body lotion). The lotion can be applied as needed, when the tattoo starts to itch or the skin feels tight. If at any point any kind of scabbing should occur DO NOT pick at it – same goes for dead skin/skin replacing and peeling off. Let it be, do not pick at it.

When you get home

Unwrap the wrapping from the tattoo as soon as you have an opportunity to wash it. Wash the tattoo with water and soap. Use a soap which is fragrance free & with a neutral pH level. When washing the new tattoo, no excess rubbing is needed, just a gentle wiping motion with your palm is enough, continue washing motions until all slime is gone and the skin does not feel slippery anymore.

After washing gently pat the tattoo dry with a clean household tissue paper. Using a towel is not recommended because they tend to hold bacteria from previous uses. After drying with tissues apply a small amount of ointment onto the tattoo – just enough so the skin can absorb it, without leaving a thick coat on top (otherwise the skin can’t breathe and heal). When wrapping the tattoo again for the night, make sure to put the wrapping around your tattoo tight. The wrapping should be in very close contact with the tattoo, so that there is no air between the wrapping and the tattoo. Seal the wrapping with tape, tight enough for it not to come loose during the night, but not so tight that you cut off blood circulation.

Day one and two:

Wash, dry, apply ointment and rewrap the tattoo first thing in the morning. When washing and applying ointment on the tattoo, please remove any rings or other jewellery – they might scrape the tattoo or carry bacteria. When rewrapping the tattoo, make sure to put the wrapping around your tattoo tight and close to the skin, so there’s no air between the tattoo and the wrapping. Repeat the cleaning cycle about every 4-6 hours.

After the first two days washing twice a day for the rest of the week, and after that once a day is enough. You can stop using the wrapping sheets once the tattoo doesn’t push out any liquid and the wrappings are clean when changing them. Always use soap with neutral pH to wash off any plasma or excessive ink. Apply tattoo ointment as soon as the tattoo feels dry to the touch and remember to always use clean hands. When washing and cleaning the tattoo, please keep the tattoo away from coming into contact with anything dirty.

first week

Tattoo ointment should be applied when needed. Ointment is needed if the skin feels dry to the touch, you should not apply the cream when the tattoo feels sticky or moist. When the tattoo isn’t oozing out any slime, Ointment can be applied more often, meaning you should not let it get dry or flakey (see also: Few weeks).

After day 10-14

Replace your Tattoo ointment with a light fragrance free lotion (for example coconut oil or a fragrance free body lotion). The lotion can be applied as needed, when the tattoo starts to itch or the skin feels tight. If at any point any kind of scabbing should occur DO NOT pick at it – same goes for dead skin/skin replacing and peeling off. Let it be, do not pick at it.

Few weeks

Avoid swimming and sauna. After one week you can do sports as usual, as long as you carefully wash and moisturize the tattoo after. Once you switch to moisturizing lotions, after the 10-14th day, make sure to apply lotion often enough to keep the skin moisturised. New skin is delicate and needs moisture to grow and to become elastic. If you let the skin dry out when

it’s still growing and forming it will develop scarring. To make sure you don’t let the tattoo get flakey, keep up the daily moisturising of your tattoo for the next 6 months. If anything seems out of the ordinary or you have questions, please contact your tattoo artist first.