Aftercare - the most important part of your new tattoo.
The life of your tattoo is dependent upon the care it receives within the first few days. It takes about two weeks to heal, and two more weeks to settle in.
If you have had a second skin patch applied here is a useful information link: https://speakeasycustomtattoo.com/saniderm-application-aftercare
After removing the patch, or if you have had cling film applied, follow the procedures below.
Keep your tattoo bandaged with cling film for around 1 hour. After this time you can remove it and wash your tattoo gently with warm, soapy water.
Rinse thoroughly with cold water to close the pores and lightly pat dry with clean paper towel. With clean hands, apply a THIN layer of aftercare cream roughly every 2 - 3 hours. You can do this as many times throughout the day as you need to depending on the dryness of your skin.
You should wash your tattoo twice day repeating the above process. Continue this process for around 2 to 3 weeks.
DO NOT re-bandage your tattoo with cling film.
DO NOT use vaseline or petroleum jelly
DO NOT use alcohol or peroxide
DO NOT pick or scratch your tattoo
DO NOT soak your tattoo in the bath or shower- get in, get clean, getout!
Stay out of pools, hot tubs, oceans, etc. for two weeks. Keep your tattoo out of direct sunlight/tanning beds.
If you are unsure about any of the points or have any queries regarding your new tattoo please message me.