Skinworks Tattoos - Aftercare Instructions for your new tattoo
We will apply a covering to your tattoo at the time it is completed.
Remove the covering after about an hour.
With clean hands, use only your hand (no sponge or washer) to wash the tattoo with warm soapy water using liquid soap.
Then, pat dry with a clean towel or paper towel.
Apply aftercare cream SPARINGLY.
Wash and cream the tattoo twice everyday for two weeks.
While your tattoo is healing, DO NOT:
- Soak your tattoo - i.e. no swimming, spa baths or bath. Normal length showers are fine.
- Expose the tattoo to prolonged direct sunlight
- Pick or scratch it (sometimes a tattoo will develop a scab, particularly if it isn't washed frequently enough).
Your tattoo should fully heal in two weeks.
At around one week you should find that it will 'flake' resulting in small bits of skin in your bedding, clothes and when you apply the cream. This is normal and is no cause for concern.
If at any time after your tattoo is completed you are unsure of anything or have concerns, please contact the shop or better still, just pop in and see us.