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Tattoo Aftercare

Follow these steps to keep your tattoo looking good for years to come. 

Before you leave the studio, your new tattoo should be covered and this covering should be kept in place for at least an hour. This is to keep it clean and protected from outside elements, after all you have an “open wound”.


Coni will explain how to look after your tattoo and give you recommendations for what creams to apply and what activities should be avoided such as sun beds and swimming.

Generally, we recommend:

  • Gently washing the tattoo with antimicrobial soap and water and pat dry.

  • Apply recommended ointment , aftercare or coconut oil.

  • Keep applying an ointment until the tattoo is healed. 2 times a day, avoid applying to much aftercare and thick layer, you don’t want to over saturated and cover the pores, the  wound needs to breath to healed good.

  • The healing process usually takes 2-4 weeks, depending on the style of tattooing.

  • Don’t exposed to the sun, keep it out of hot pools, ocean water, and pools.

  • If your tattoo scabs a bit don’t worry. It’s normal. But never pick, scratch, or peel it. You could get an infection or remove the colour. If you think your tattoo is infected, or isn’t healing properly, let me know and go see your doctor.


Long Term Care

Once your tattoo has healed, you move into maintenance mode. Though you don’t have to specifically care for it after a month or so, there are things you can do to prevent the ink from degrading.

You should:

  • Keep it clean. Wash your skin daily with a gentle, unscented soap.

  • Always protect your tattoo from sun by applying sufficient SPF protection. Despite sun does not erase your tattoo, so it does change condition of your skin and your skin is the active ‘canvas’ for your tattoo.

  • Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water to keep your skin moisturized.

  • Watch what you wear. Wear SPF clothing so the sun won’t fade your tattoo.

  • Avoid excess weight gain or loss. You could stretch out or distort the tattoo.

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