How do I take care of my tattoo ?

Aftercare

The healingperiod of a tattoo takes about a week. Common fitness and physical condition play hereby a part. During the healingperiod the tattoo can itch. Personal hygiene is during the healingperiod absolutely necessary. Directly after tattooing the tattoo is covered with a transparent foil. You can remove the foil after several hours and treat the wound as follows:

  • Try not to touch the tattoo with your hands. 
  • Wash the tattoo twice a day with a mild, non-perfumed soap. 
  • Carefully dap the tattoo dry after washing it with a clean towl or a tissue. 
  • Apply a thin layer of Bepanthen-creme on the tattoo. You can purchase it here. 
  • Do not use wound  desinfectans like Sterilon or Betadine on the tattoo. 
  • Do not cover the tattoo with a plaster or bandage.
  • Do not wear tight or dirty clothing over the tattoo.
  • Avoid swimming during the healingproces    (chlorinebaths, bubblebaths, natural swimming water).    Also don't use the sauna or steambaths. 
  • Do not expose the tattoo to the sun or a tanningbed, solarium    (not even with a sunlotion).    Always use a high sunblock-lotion during sunbathing, even after the healingperiod.
  • If extreme redness, swelling, bleeds, puss, colorchange appers, contact your physician.