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Aftercare instructions

A new tattoo is similar to a scrape. Poor care and unhygienic handling can cause wound infections and scar tissue. In addition, wound infections can lead to a less beautiful tattoo. If you take good care of the tattoo, it will take two to six weeks for the wound to heal.


The tattoo artist giveswritten explanation about the aftercare of tattoos. Read this carefully

Wimpnot must do after getting a tattoo:​

  • Avoid bathing, swimming, and sauna use until the tattoo has completely healed. Showering is acceptable, as advised by the tattoo artist.

  • Avoid sun exposure and artificial tanning (tanning beds) for at least two months to avoid the risk of abnormal pigmentation. If sun exposure cannot be avoided, sunscreen with a high protection factor can be used, but only on a fully healed tattoo. However, the protection they offer is limited. An incompletely healed tattoo should not be exposed to direct sunlight and, if exposure cannot be avoided, should be covered. Sunscreen should only be used on fully healed tattoos.

  • The clothing worn during the recovery period that comes into contact with a newly applied tattoo must be clean.

  • Do not remove scabs or loose skin during the recovery period and avoid scratching.

  • Skin disinfectants (antiseptic) can interfere with the healing process. Antibiotics can cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics and can lead to allergies. Do not use without medical advice.

Aftercare at home

Wash your hands before taking care of your tattoo!


You should leave a self-adhesive film on for 4-7 days, it is normal if some exudate gets under the film. Remove it carefully when the film starts to come loose.

Thenon-stick filmthat is placed around your tattoo after your session in the shop, you can remove it after a few hours.

When the foil is off:

  1. Wash your tattoo gently, only with clean hands, cold or lukewarm water and a hypoallergenic mild soap.

  2. Rinse soap thoroughly. Pat the tattoo dry with a clean towel or paper towel, or allow the tattoo to air dry. Do not wipe or rub dry.

  3. Apply a thin layer of aftercare ointment.

  4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 two or three times a day for (2 or 3) days. A soft, supple crust forms that covers the tattoo.

  5. After three days, continue to lubricate the tattoo with an aftercare ointment until the scab is completely gone. Do not cover the tattoo again.

  6. When the scab has completely disappeared, a perfume-free moisturizing lotion should be applied several times a day for (2 to 3) weeks to prevent the tattoo from becoming dry. This can also be done with the aftercare ointment.

We advice hustle butter as aftercare ointment, you can purchase it in our shop. Hustle Butter Deluxe is a 100% natural, 100% Organic, vegan replacement for all petroleum jelly products used after tattooing. It is made from mango, coconut, papaya and shea butter. These ingredients promote healing!!

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