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Aftercare for your tattoo

Updated: Feb 3, 2023

When taking care of your tattoo it is important to understand that some tattoos require different treatment than others, that is why it is really important to follow your artists recommendations. These are just general guidelines. The recommendations from your artist will always go before this guide, so listen to your artist.

Getting a tattoo is an exciting experience but it is important to take proper care of the tattoo afterwards. Proper aftercare for tattoos can help ensure that your tattoo looks its best and heals quickly without any complications. Tattoo aftercare involves keeping the area clean and moisturized, avoiding direct sunlight, and avoiding activities that can cause irritation or infection. It's also important to regularly check up on your tattoo to make sure it's healing properly. Taking good care of your new ink will help you enjoy it for years to come! First, wash your hands and the areas around your tattoo with soap and water.

How to take care of your tattoo:

  • Normal aftercare period is 2-3 weeks.

  • Take off the bandage after 1-3 hours (leave on for a maximum of 12 hours)

  • Wash the tattoo 3 times a day with normal soap and water.

  • Keep the tattoo moist with a tattoo cream.

  • DO NOT expose the tattoo to the sun

  • No swimming in the sea, tub or pool.

  • No scratching

  • No tight clothes, shoes, socks and so on, keep the tattoo free.


If there is an issue or if you are unsure, contact your artist on their personal Instagram with a picture of the problem or come by the studio. Do not call us on the phone, we need to see what the problem is.

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