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Tattoo aftercare guidelines

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During tattooing, the skin gets damaged, causing a kind of abrasion. If you take good care of the tattoo, it will take about 6 weeks for this wound to heal.


If the tattoo is covered with foil, you can remove it after 2 hours. You can shower with a tattoo.


Treat the uncovered tattoo as following:

  • Wash the tattoo twice a day with a mild unscented soap or lukewarm water.

  • After washing, pat the tattoo dry with a clean towel.

  • Lightly lubricate the tattoo for 3 to 7 days with an ointment that you have received from us or that we recommend. If you have dry skin, lightly lubricate the tattoo for a maximum of 2 weeks.


During the healing process, make sure you:

  • Touch the tattoo as little as possible (wash your hands before taking care of the wound).

  • Do not scratch the tattoo.

  • Do not cover the tattoo with tight or soiled clothing.

  • Do not cover the tattoo with a band-Aid or bandages.

  • Avoid swimming pools, hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms for the first 6 weeks.

  • Do not expose the tattoo to direct sunlight or tanning beds for the first 6 weeks.


The tattooed skin remains very sensitive to sunlight even after healing. Always lubricate your tattoo with sunscreen factor 50.


Note: contact your doctor in case of extreme redness, swelling, bleeding, wound fluid, color change or chronic pain.

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