Tattoo Aftercare

What Happens Once The Ink Is In?

After your tattooist has applied your design, they will wash off the excess ink with a spray and paper towel. Depending on your artist - they may cover your fresh tattoo with cling film, others will use a paper towel and tape it in place over the new tattoo. You will be given aftercare instructions from the tattooist, which will explain the healing process. This list will give you valuable advice for the care of your ink, so follow it to the letter. The tattooist didn’t give it to you just for fun; the information is good, sound advice based on years of experience. The more you look after your new ink over the healing process, the better and brighter your tattoo will look.

Whatever you do, don’t scratch it! Your new ink will form a light scab after a few days and can itch like a bugger. If you scratch or pick at the scabs you will be pulling the fresh ink out of your skin and your tattoo will end up looking faded and blotchy.

Don’t go swimming or soak your new design until it is fully healed, so if you are thinking of getting some ink to show off on the beach on your hols – think again! It’s worth waiting until you get back to have the work done.

We all take different times to heal but as a rule of thumb it will heal in about a week to ten days, after which you will experience a form of light skin peeling (a bit like sunburn). After this has gone your tattoo’s colour will come through and be as bright and vibrant as the day it was applied. NOW you can show it off.

You went through the pain, so get the most gain from your new tattoo! Look after it with a moisturizer and if you go out in the sun, use a high factor sun block. The sun can really kill your artwork and make it look old before its time!

Hopefully we have covered most of the frequently asked questions in the above text that will guide you to getting the best ink by the best tattooist that you will be happy with for the rest of your life – ENJOY!

When it comes to aftercare, there are many schools of thought. Here is a small list and brief descriptions of some of the more popular lotions and potions to aid the healing of your tattoo.

The Natural Vegetable Fibre Tattoo Sponge

This Tattoo Sponge is new to the market and can cleanse your newly tattooed area without causing any irritation and without damaging your new masterpiece.

Use the sponge once or twice a day during the first couple of days of healing (prior to any scabbing or peeling). This will keep your skin clean, and moisturised, as the sponge will not over strip the skin of its natural oils, unlike most other products.

For more information visit The Konjac Sponge Company


CrocArt contains everything your skin needs to stay strong and healthy, plus everything your tattoo needs to stay vibrant too.
CrocArt is a no mess rapid skin repair serum that in 3 steps prepares, repairs and preserves your skin and tattoo. It forms an effective barrier against infections from day one. Heals skin and takes down inflammation as well as reducing the itch of healing. And long-term use keeps your tattoo colour looking amazing and vibrant. Containing naturally occurring Omegas 3, 6 and 9, plus Terpines, Oleic Acid and Vitamins A and E; CrocArt is your natural choice to keep your artist’s work in peak condition.

For more information visit crocodoil skin care.