WILL YOU DRESS THE TATTOO?
Yes I will apply vaseline and dress the tattoo with cling film and surgical tape.
HOW LONG DO I KEEP THE CLING FILM ON FOR?
Unless told otherwise please leave the dressing on for 6-8 hours.
WHAT DO I DO ONCE I TAKE THE DRESSING OFF?
Rinse the tattoo under warm soapy water. Please ensure you use a light soap such as simple or dove. Either let your tattoo air dry or pat with a paper towel.
WHAT AFTERCARE CREAM DO YOU RECOMMEND?
Please apply organic coconut oil or palmers cocoa butter formula (the version that comes in a tub) 3-4 times a day or whenever your tattoo becomes dry. Remember a little goes a long way and to work the oil/butter into the skin.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I CAN DO?
Clean bed sheets and towels are always a good idea especially for the first few days of your tattoo.
Ensure your tattoo is clean and not restricted by tight clothing.
Do not pick or scratch your tattoo during its "itchy phase".
Do not go on sunbeds or into the sun until your tattoo has fully healed.
Do not go swimming for at least 2 weeks.
Stay hydrated! Often the tattooed area will become swollen 24 hours after, staying well hydrated will ease this.