Read this aftercare instruction carefully, this will prevent problems and your tattoo will look the best. If you have any questions or if you have any doubts about the healing process of your tattoo, please contact me. Even after the tattoo has been put on, I'm happy to be of service.
If the tattoo is covered with foil, you can remove it when you’re at home after maximum 3 hours.
Than you have to rinse it with lukewarm water and pat dry (do not rub) with a fresh washed towel.
Apply a salve that is suitable for tattoos, such as Bepanthen or Balm tattoo (available the shop). Don’t use udder ointment or petroleum jelly or creams with perfumes in it.
Clean your tattoo twice a day every day (in the morning and in the evening), during two weeks: Rinse with lukewarm water, pat dry and apply your salve.
It is important that your skin does not dry out, if your tattoo feels dry or itchy, you can apply another thin layer salve during the day. But not more than five times a day.
☽ Avoid (bubble) baths, swimming pools, saunas and steam baths for two weeks. Don't soak your skin because the ink will fade away.
☽ Don't expose the tattoo to direct sunlight or a, tanning bed. If it is sunny and you are sitting outside, wear something over your tattoo. The tattooed skin remains very sensitive to sunlight even after healing. Avoid sunscreen for these two weeks because it will irritate your tattoo.
☽ Never scratch a new tattoo because it can cause scars. It can help to apply a thin layer of salve, to reduce the itching.
☽ Touch the tattoo wound as little as possible (always wash your hands before caring for the wound).
☽ Don't cover it with tight, soiled clothing or with bandages.
☽ It will take about four to six weeks for the tattoo wound to heal. From then it is possible to do a retouch.