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A simple internet search will throw up a lot of conflicting information. Even something as simple as the type of cream to use can be a nightmare to navigate. And while some aftercare methods work flawlessly for some people, the same method won’t suit everyone.
So, as a seasoned professional, I’ve put together this tried and tested after care advice, suitable for the majority of skin types.
When you leave the studio, your new tattoo will be wrapped up in the clingfilm we provided. And while your family and friends will be clamouring to see your new ink, its best to keep it covered for at least 3-4 hours.
When you do remove the clingfilm, gently wash the whole area with warm water and soap. But don’t use a cloth or sponge, and don’t rub the area either.
Pat the area dry, with something that won’t leave fibers on your skin. That’s because these fibers can get inside the tattoo and cause an infection. Kitchen roll, or a clean, non-fluffy towel are good options.
Then apply a thin layer of Easy Tattoo to the tattooed area, with clean hands. Don’t use too much, as you can clog the pores and cause an infection. But not using enough will not help keep the area hydrated.
For the next 2-3 weeks, you will need to apply Easy Tattoo a couple of times a day to make sure the tattoo is staying nice and hydrated. Make sure your hands are clean whenever you are applying cream or lotion to the tattoo area to avoid infection.
After getting a tattoo, for the first 2-3 weeks, you should avoid: