1. Leave cling film on overnight.
  2. In the morning, wash your tattoo with warm soapy water. Be gentle, pat dry immediately. 
  3. Apply a thin layer of aftercare cream – we recommend PALMER’S COCOA BUTTER (UNSCENTED) – you only need a thin layer of the cream. Using too much will prolong healing time.
  4. Do not pick or scratch at any scabs. Picking may cause loss of pigment, leaving a patchy result.
  5. No soaking in water – avoid baths, swimming, saunas etc until your tattoo is healed.  You should also avoid the gym until your tattoo has healed. 
  6. Keep the area clean and ensure tattoo is washed daily. 
  7. Do not expose your new tattoo to UV rays for at least 4-6 weeks. Sunlight will fade tattoos. It is advisable to use a high factor sunblock to keep colour fresh.
  8. Follow your artist’s advice and do not listen to your friends – if you have any questions please call the shop directly and we will be happy to advise!