Remove bandage after 3 hours and THOROUGHLY
clean off all traces of blood, plasma and excess ink. Then gently
wash with a non perfumed soap and warm water. However if you get
a reaction with the soap you are using, discontinue its use immediately.
After washing, rinse thoroughly to ensure that you remove all
traces of soap or detergent. Then gently use a dry tissue and
blot dry. DO NOT RE-BANDAGE & REMEMBER TO KEEP IT CLEAN AT
ALL TIMES. DO NOT TOUCH THE TATTOO WITH YOUR HANDS (unless you
have washed your hands with an anti-bacterial soap).
Wait about 30 minutes to allow excess water
in the tattoo to evaporate, then gently and evenly apply moisturizing
cream (will be provided) over the tattoo. Gently rub in for best
effect. Do not leave a thick layer of cream on the skin, just
use enough to ensure that the whole tattoo is slightly moisturized
(it will look slightly shiny, but not wet). Take note that you
have to gently wash and clean the tattoo daily (once or twice
a day) to ensure its cleanliness, wait about 30 minutes to dry,
after which apply the cream provided over the tattoo. You must
apply the cream about 3 - 4 times a day for the next 7 days, after
which you have to switch to an unscented body lotion for the following
3 weeks. After 1 month it is still advisable to rub in some body
lotion (once daily) to give your tattoo that extra shine.
After about 5 - 7 days, the tattoo will
start to peel. You will also feel very itchy. DO NOT PICK AND
DO NOT SCRATCH THE TATTOO OR ITS SURROUNDING AREA as this will
cause a loss of color. If itch is unbearable, you can use your
hand to slap the tattoo, or simply wet a piece of clean tissue
and gently wipe/wash the tattoo, taking care not to cause any
peeling skin to fall off.
Please ensure the following:
1) Do not re-bandage the tattoo.
2) Do not swim (pool or sea) or go to the
sauna for 2 weeks.
3) Do not expose your tattoo to the sun
– keep covered with your clothing. After full healing, always
use a sun-block lotion (the highest SPF you can get) if you have
to expose your tattoo to the sun.
4) Do not touch the tattoo with your hands,
unless you have thoroughly washed your hands with an anti-bacterial
5) Wear clean clothes, but avoid close
fitting or off-the-rack clothes.
6) Avoid chlorine, soaking in a bath tub,
scratching, salt water and oral contact.
7) Do not apply any other stuff that are
not recommended by your artist, or you may risk ruining your tattoo.
Be aware that how your tattoo will heal
depends on how you take care of it during its healing cycle. You
must ensure proper hygiene in order to avoid any bacteria infection.
Remember that a single bacterium in ideal conditions will multiply
and become millions in just a matter of hours.