How to prepare for your tattoo.
Try to rest well the night before your appointment. Avoid alcohol for 48 hours before, and stay hydrated before, during and after your tattoo.
Moisturise the area to be tattooed well for a few days or more beforehand. However, do not apply moisturiser, creams or lotions for at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.
Eat a good meal before you come, this helps your body to process the tattoo experience, and keep your energy uo throughout. Avoid excess caffeine and sugar.
Most importantly, look forward to your exciting new tattoo!
How to care for your tattoo.
Leave the initial dressing on for 3 hours.
Clean the tattoo following the steps below.
Re-dress it with cling film and micropore tape for bed time.
Remove dressing first thing in the morning, and repeat the cleansing and care steps below.
Leave the dressing on for 2-3 days.
You can shower with it in place.
Remove it very gently- tension your skin against it and pull slowly back along the skin until it is all removed.
Then follow the steps below…
With clean hands, remove the dressing.
Wash the tattoo with warm water and gentle soap (Sanex or something similar. No perfumes or colours please.)
Pat dry with clean kitchen towel or lint free gauze.
Do not apply cream.
Once dry, apply a thin layer of aftercare cream. We recommend Hustle Butter.
You can purchase it here-
Apply cream 2-3 times a day for the next few weeks, gradually decreasing the frequency as the tattoo heals.
Do not pick or scratch the tattoo.
No swimming for at least 4 weeks.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing while the tattoo is healing.
Showers are good, baths are not. Again, avoid harsh, strongly perfumed or coloured products.
The tattoo will take about two weeks to heal.
Always wear gentle, high factor sun cream on your tattoos to keep them protected and looking great.
If you think it needs a touch up, get in touch within a few weeks and we’ll get you booked for a touch up.
If you have any problems or questions, please drop your artist an email and they will be happy to guide you.