Tattoo aftercare

Tattoo aftercare is essential for healing a new tattoo without complications. Learn the best way to care for a minimal tattoo or a heavier tattoo.

Plastic wrap tattoo aftercare

On heavier tattoos with lot of shading and/or color plastic wrap is the best aftercare cover for your tattoo.

– Leave the wrap plastic on till the next morning.

– Wash your tattoo with a mild, non perfume soap in the morning and evening. Dry by patting gently with a clean towel or paper towel and apply with clean hands a thin layer of Bepanthen zalf.

– For the next 3 days put plastic wrap over the tattoo, after washing and applying the creme. This protects it from rubbing and irritation by clothes, pethairs and other general little particals.

-Your tattoo will take from 1 to 2 weeks to heal. In that time wash and apply cream twice a day.

-Washing and taking a shower is fine, but don’t soak the tattoo, by taking a bath, sauna, swimming or a really long shower for two weeks.

-Wear no wool on your fresh tattoo, it will irritate it.

-After a few days your tattoo can start peeling and sometimes have some light scabs. Dont’t pick and don’t scratch! When it really starts to heal, your tattoo will itch a lot. This is a sign of healing.

-When it is healed, keep your tattoo out of the sun as much as possible. This will keep the tattoo much nicer over a long period of time. The colors will stay brighter and the lines won’t grow so much.

Tattoo aftercare heavy tattoo
Heavier tattoo

Second skin tattoo aftercare

Second skin is self adhesive and good to heal minimal tattoos with little shading and/or thinner lines.

– Let the second skin stay on your tattoo for 3 days. You can shower and do everything you normally do.

If the tattoo is still red on the next day remove the second skin.

– The easiest way to remove it is under a warm shower. You can then wash it straight away with mild soap (Sebamed, Unicura). Then carefully pat it dry with a clean towel or paper towel and apply with clean hands a thin layer of Bepanthen zalf.

-Your tattoo will take from 1 to 2 weeks to heal. In that time wash and apply cream twice a day.

-Wear no wool on your fresh tattoo, it will irritate it.

-After a few days your tattoo can start peeling and sometimes have some light scabs. Dont’t pick and don’t scratch! When it really starts to heal, your tattoo will itch a lot. This is a good sign, but again no scratching.

-When it is healed, keep your tattoo out of the sun as much as possible. This will keep the tattoo much nicer over a long period of time. The colors will stay brighter and the lines won’t grow so much.

If you have questions about the healing please don’t hesitate to email us. Don’t take advise from friends, it is better to ask a professional.

Tattoo aftercare minimal tattoo
Minimal tattoo

You can learn more about possible complications and the risks of getting a tattoo here.

The website of the RIVM will give you info on how shops take care of hygiene.

Tattoo info

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