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AFTERCARE ADVICE 

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TATTOO AFTERCARE  

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PLAY THE VIDEO BELOW FOR FARRAH TO TALK YOU THROUGH LOOKING AFTER YOUR NEW TATTOO

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT AFTERCARE, PLEASE PHONE US!

 

ALWAYS WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE TOUCHING YOUR TATTOO WHILST IT IS HEALING!

When you leave our studio, taking care of your tattoo is your responsibility and you must pay very special attention to looking after it properly. Our Artists are extensively tattooed themselves and can offer you a wealth of experience and guidance in looking after your new ink. 

Most tattoos take 2-3 weeks to heal (to a point where there is no scabbing and it feels just like normal skin to touch)

then over the next few months your tattoo will start getting lighter.

Please ask us for advice and not your friend, after all we're your tattooists!

Tattoo aftercare is not an exact science and every studio and/or Artist may offer you slightly different advice on how to look after a tattoo whilst it is healing.

The main priority is to minimise scab formation, a scab will almost definitely form and this is perfectly normal.

After two to four hours, remove your dressing and wash your tattoo (with clean hands) using an antiseptic
unscented soap (preferably from a pump dispenser and not from a ‘bar' that has been handled by others
Pat dry with a clean sheet of kitchen towell, do not rub! Do not re-apply a dressing!

Next, apply HUSTE BUTTER Aftercare Cream (see below)

TATTOO AFTERCARE COMPANY®

(AVAILABLE FROM OUR STUDIO)

Tattoo Aftercare Cream

Use VERY sparingly by gently rubbing it into the tattoo. Wash the tattoo and apply

tattoo aftercare two or three times a day for approximately two weeks or until any scabbing or soreness has completely disappeared. Most tattoos will heal within two to three weeks and should be completely healed within a month. The exceptions are tattoos on moving parts on the body such as ankles, elbows, elbow creases, knees, and neck.

Sometimes swelling and/or bruising can occur; this varies from person to person and is quite normal in most instances. Swelling can often occur on: feet, ankles, elbows, knees, neck and lower legs; some people are often shocked or worried when this happens but please be reassured that this will usually go down within three to seven days.

Tattoo Aftercare® from The Aftercare Company is the first triple-action aftercare designed to soften, moisturise, and maintain the quality of tattoos in the long term. This start-to-finish care will enhance and preserve the vivacity and brightness of tattoo ink, protecting the boldness of black and the vibrancy of colours. When used on healed tattoos, it will vitalise and rejuvenate the skin and help revive the brightness of older tattoos. Winner of the first-ever Gold Award from Cruelty Free International (formerly BUAV), Tattoo Aftercare® uses 100% natural ingredients and is free of paraben, preservatives, petroleum, alcohol, and food-grade colourants. Its formula is based on a unique blend of Lavender, Tea tree and Niaouli, is rich in vitamins A, D and E, and has been specially-designed to reduce scabbing and itchiness, moisturise and soothe the skin, and speed-up the healing process while maintaining colour vibrancy.

DO’S AND DONT’S OF TATTOO HEALING

Don't apply anything other than the advised aftercare cream, this includes moisturisers, sun cream etc until fully healed.

Don't pick the scab on your tattoo or interfere with it in any way, if you come back to us to have your tattoo retouched (which we always do for free if the client has taken care of it properly) and we discover that you have picked the scab, damaged it in any way or not followed our aftercare advice, we will charge you to retouch it.

 

Do gently pat your tattoo (with clean hands) if it itches.

Don't immerse or soak in water for long periods whilst your tattoo is healing (shower instead of bathe).

 

Don't go swimming (either in the sea or in public baths) whilst your tattoo is healing.

 

Don’t bathe children or animals or do washing up etc if there is a risk your healing tattoo will be immersed in water.

 

Don't expose your tattoo to direct sunlight or use a sun bed whilst it is healing.

 

Do wear loose clothing around the area of your tattoo whilst it is healing.

 

Don't sleep on your tattoo whilst it is healing.

 

Do wear a high factor sunblock when exposing your HEALED tattoo to sunshine!

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