A F T E R C A R E
Looking after your new tattoo is the most important part of your procedure, you've just spent all that time waiting to get the tattoo, sitting in the chair for hours getting it done and now its time to look after it.
Straight After Your Procedure
I recommend having clean bed sheets, using a fresh paper towel and have clean clothes to wear.
Within 2 hours please remove the wrap and give it a wash with some Anti Bacterial Soap or Body Wash and rinse well.
I recommend washing your hands first then washing your tattoo. If in doubt use disposable gloves to avoid any cross contamination.
Pat dry with paper towel (needs to be disposable) and allow to completely dry.
DO NOT APPLY ANY BALM / CREAM / MOISTURIZER TO YOUR TATTOO until day 5
YES , - that's right, NO creams or balms at all (I know , I know, your uncles grandmas
boyfriend told you to use Bepanthen, by NOOOOOOO lol, avoid all skin moisturizing products like the plague!)
Day 1 to 4
Wash your tattoo morning and night as instructed above.
If you are getting any signs of irritation or infection contact me immediately.
Do not apply any balms, creams or moisturizers within this time.
You want your skin feeling as tight as Madonnas face.
Day 5 to 14
Wash once a day and apply a small amount of Aftercare Spray/Aftercare Balm (if I have given you this) or a very small amount of Coconut Oil / Coconut butter or Shea Butter only when your skin has that dehydrated feeling.
You want your skin to feel hydrated but not dripping in Oil.
Always wash your hands before/after applying the Aftercare.
Your hands have these little assholes called Bacteria that love to f#!k up fresh tattoos,
so wash ya hands!!
Day 14 on-wards
Your tattoo should have now gone through all its initial healing stages, these are
- Light peeling of the skin
So you may resume normal person hygiene and apply any left over aftercare
whenever you like.
Things to avoid for 2 weeks:
- Animal Fur (high infection rate)
- Direct Sunlight, swimming or bathing in any water (showering is fine), rolling around in the dirt like your would after a few too many Bundy's at the Deni Ute Muster etc.
- Cross Contamination EG Someone touching your fresh tattoo, leaning on dirty surfaces
- Tight clothing (2 weeks) , Make sure your clothes are loose fitting.
Should your tattoo stick to your clothes please wet down the fabric thoroughly before attempting to separate, otherwise you may take some of your new tattoo with the fabric.
- Body Fluids on the fresh tattoo (ewww lol)
Things to look out for:
- Severe Redness, Burning , Rash, Ingrown Hairs.
- Extreme Swelling
- Your skin feel extremely uncomfortable
If any of this occurs please contact me IMMEDIATELY and I will advise what to do.
How to Help your tattoo heal perfectly
- Eat Healthy
- Drinks lots of water
- Follow the aftercare advice
- Avoid Cross Contamination
- WASH YOUR HANDS!
Remember aftercare is all on you so look after your new tattoo!!