Niftys Tattoo Studio

tattoo aftercare

You have just had your new tattoo, sat the pain, spent the money and you want it to look good, so take good care of it! It is very important that you follow these guidelines. Do not walk out of the studio and take off the cling film/dressing! Your artist took the care to cover up your new tattoo for a good reason - to keep airborne bacteria from invading your wound. Yes, as pretty as your new tattoo is, it is still a wound. Open flesh is a breeding ground for bacteria and infection. Leave the cling film/dressing on for at least two hours. After this time gently wash your tattoo with warm water and, if needed, mild unscented liquid antibacterial or antimicrobial soap to completely clean the area. Use your hands to gently rub the tattoo, removing all blood, plasma, or excess ink. This will help to prevent the tattoo from scabbing. Do not use any type of sponge etc to clean the tattoo, as these harbour bacteria. Then pat the area dry with a CLEAN towel or paper towel. Follow with a light application of Bepanthen, re-apply when ever you think is necessary, the idea is to keep your new tattoo moist and not let it dry out completely. Keep this going for 3 to 4 weeks!

You can use a speciality product such as Tattoo Goo or Hustle Butter. Again we stress not to leave the tattoo dry, especially for long periods. If you run out of cream etc, do not resort to E45, Sudocrem, Nivea etc etc etc. If you're unsure of anything give us a buzz - 01582 477328. During the healing process you may get some scabbing and/or skin peeling, this is natural but you must resist the temptation, don't pick, and don't scratch! Your tattoo is almost healed and now is not the time to ruin it! You should avoid swimming pools, the sea, or even soaking in the bath. Remember, the water in swimming pools, the sea and the bath may be carrying dirt, bacteria, chemicals and other impurities that could cause problems with your tattoo.

All we want is for your tattoos to look the nuts!! We hope you enjoyed your experience at Nifty's and we look forward to seeing you again soon....

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