Tattoo aftercare

The freshly made tattoo is treated in our salon and foiled right after. The tattoo artist will give you detailed information about the treatment of the tattoo, which you will have to do next. The tattoo is ready when it is completely healed! The final result is greatly influenced by proper treatment, so be sure to pay attention to your fresh tattoo when healing and stick to the following!

What you will need:

  • Tattoo after-treatment cream, e.g. Tattoomed or Bepanthen cream.
  • Antibacterial soap or baby wipes. (Do not use Clarasept soap or any other kind that is not suitable for open wounds)
  • Cling film (to cover the tattoo)
  • Adhesive tape (for fixing the film)
  • Kitchen paper towels

In the first 3 days:

Tattoo treatment is especially important. During this time, the tattoo should be kept under foil and the following should be done every 3-4 hours:

  • Remove the foil, wash the tattooed area gently – without soaking – with antibacterial soap and lukewarm water.
    (you can also use baby wipes, in which case wipe gently with several disposable wipes)
  • Pat the et area gently with a paper towel or allow it to dry.
  • Once dry, apply a very thin amount of tattoo after-treatment cream, you do not need a thick layer of cream on it.
  • Cover the tattoo with a clean, new foil – leave extra space at the edges – then glue the edges of the foil.
  • Repeat the above steps approximately every 2-3 hours!
    (There is no need to get up at night to change it, it is enough to do the treatment during the day.)

From day 4:

  • You can stop using the foil.
  • Wash without soaking with antibacterial soap and lukewarm water.
  • Pat dry gently with a paper towel or allow it to dry.
  • Apply a thin (!) layer of tattoo after-treatment cream.
  • Apply the cream thinly 3-4 times a day, the tattoo does not need to be washed off every time before creaming.
  • Treatment should be continued for about 5-7 days until complete exfoliation.
  • Do not soak the tattoo with the cream.
  • Don’t let your tattoo dry out or crack.

After complete exfoliation:

  • Use body lotion 1-2 times a day.
  • Use 50-factor sunscreen for sunbathing or tanning, especially for color tattoos!
  • It’s not just the first weeks that you need to stick to the above, tattoos should always be nurtured and protected!

Which is explicitly FORBIDDEN during healing:

  • Soaking the tattoo (showering is of course allowed)
  • Sunbathing, solarium, use of tanning creams (for at least 3 weeks)
  • Scraping, picking the skin, etc.
  • Peeling off the resulting scars.
  • Any bathing with fresh wounds is forbidden!
  • Intense exercise (due to sweating, easier access for bacteria to the skin)

Alternative methods:
Tattoo Second Skin:

Thanks to the new method, treatment of tattoos has become simpler, more predictable and safer. Once the tattoo is done, a special foil is applied to the tattooed surface upon request, which does not need to be replaced! This thin layer of film covers the tattoo and, thanks to its special materials, gently protects and heals fresh wounds. Water, bacteria and other contaminants do not pass through the film. Thanks to the special foil, no creaming is required, the only thing you need to pay attention to is that after 3-5 days, carefully, strictly under lukewarm running water, peel off the foil. Then all you have to do is cream it thinly with a tattoo after-treatment cream. Only a very thin skin layer is formed, which will start to come off after 3-5.


Dry Loc Pads:

When placed on a cleaned tattoo, the pads eliminates the outflow of wound fluid and the ingress of bacteria and dirt. So this diaper is an ideal solution to seal a fresh tattoo. This is usually applied by the tattoo artist upon request after the tattoo, which the guest must remove that evening before showering.

Please always follow what the tattoo artist said!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

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