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TATTOO AFTERCARE
INSTRUCTIONS

Your tattoo will be covered after it is completed, in ONE of the two methods below. Please follow;

SECOND SKIN INSTRUCTIONS

  • If covered with second skin- please leave your cover on for 3 - 7 days.

  • Your tattoo will benefit greatly if kept on for the 3 - 7 day mark- no longer than 7 days.

  • I recommend to wait the whole week- as this enables maximum healing benefits and your tattoo will almost be healed by the time you remove it.

  • The first night, it can sometimes be quite gooey underneath, this is normal- try not to press on it. Gently remove your film SLOWLY, wash the area and allow to dry completely before placing your second wrap. Please ensure your tattoo is not uncovered for any longer than an hour when changing wraps.

  • For large scale or bold/line work that may weep a lot, you will be provided a SECOND WRAP to put on after the 24 hours.

  • When doing this, please remove your film SLOWLY, wash the area and allow to dry completely before placing your second wrap. Please ensure your tattoo is not uncovered for any longer than an hour when changing wraps.

  • To remove the film - to remove the film, please lift sideways from the skin and peel off SLOWLY. If it feels hard to pull off, you may do it in the shower.

  • Day 7 On - Once removed, Wash the tattooed area gently with fragrance free natural soap, then gently pat dry the area and leave to dry completely before applying a thin layer of your aftercare balm as needed ensuring you are keeping the tattoo hydrated and nourished.

  • DO NOT sweat or exercise vigorously whilst your second skin is on, this may bring unwanted bacteria & will also make your second skin start to come off.

  • When your second skin is off, do not swim or immerse into hot water for 2 weeks from your appointment date.

 

CLIENTS WHO ARE SENSITIVE TO SECOND SKIN:

To clean your tattoo;

  • Leave your wrap on for 2- 3 hours, no longer, & NO LESS than 2.

  • Once home, remove cover and wash the tattoo with soap (fragrance-free) and warm water. PAT DRY with a CLEAN TOWEL.

  • Leave the tattoo to dry completely for at least an hour after washing. It is important that the tattoo has completely dried before applying aftercare balm. 

  • BE MINDFUL of the environment your new tattoo is in. Keep away from pets, bacteria, dusty environments, food covered toddler hands etc. - if it comes into contact with anything like this, just wash your tattoo with soap and repeat above instructions.

 

AFTER CARE CREAM

I will supply you with a healing balm to apply to your tattoo as per instructions. 

FIRST NIGHT

If your piece is large or anywhere on your body that you sleep on , it is recommended you wrap your tattoo before going to bed only for the first night so it doesn't stick to sheets or clothing. 

Clean tattoo first- then wrap.

SECOND DAY ONWARDS

  • It is recommended if you work in a dusty or dirty environment that you wear clothing that will cover your tattoo.

  • Avoid tight clothing or footwear that will rub on to your tattoo.

  • Follow cleaning and aftercare instructions.

  • I recommend using the aftercare balm regularly throughout the healing process, applying twice a day - morning and evening following your washing of the tattoo. If the tattoo is feeling dry and itchy apply a little extra healing balm to keep the tattoo hydrated without it looking like slick rick - imagine the size of a grain of rice depending on the size of the tattoo, less is more.

  • Do not pick and scratch your tattoo during the healing process, this will lead to ink drop outs and possible scarring.

  • Tattoos may flake and peel like sunburn, this is normal and you should allow this to happen naturally, applying more aftercare if necessary to stop the itching. Slapping the tattoo also works to ease the itch.

  • If you feel your tattoo needs a touch up, please let me know within a month of healing.

 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. I am always available to be reached.

And if you have any fun healed photos, always feel free to send them through, I love seeing my clients get creative. 

With love, Jen

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