Saturday, 22 June 2013

Look after your tattoo! Aftercare is up to you and will help your tattoo look good for LIFE!!!!

Kinky Ink Inkorperated
93 Battersea Rise, Clapham junction, Wandsworth, London, SW11 1HW

Tattoo Aftercare

Please note that these are guidelines only.

Your tattoo artist will cover your new tattoo with cling film, this step is to stop dirt, germs, air, etc... coming into contact with your new tattoo. You should keep your tattoo covered with cling film until the next morning. If you remove the cling film to shower or wash you should apply a new piece of cling film and more aftercare cream. Over the following week you should wash your tattoo daily and apply very thin layers of aftercare 2 to 3 times a day and re-applying a new layer of cling film over the top to protect the tattoo from contact with dirt, particles, etc....

When you remove the cling film the tattoo will appear "slimy" this is just extra platelets produced and excreted from the body to prevent it's new "wound". Gently wash the area with WARM water and ANTI-BACTERIAL soap, pat the area dry with a paper towel. You then need to apply aftercare cream to the tattoo 2 to 3 times per day, this will help protect the tattoo and promote healing (we recommend that our customers use BEPANTHEN This minimises scabbing and can be purchased from most good chemists. Aftercare products specially designed for tattoos are also fine to use, but please look it up online as some work well for different skin types. Vaseline (and similar barrier creams) should be avoided as it restricts air from reaching the skin. Other harmful astringents and antiseptics such as TCP, Dettol, and perfumed lotions (that contain alcohol) should be avoided. Sudocreme is also inadvisable, as it is not easily absorbed into the skin.

Your tattoo will also begin to dry out and scabbing could occur. Scabbing should be kept to minimum as scabs can be damaged and cause pigment to drop out and cause scars. Thin layers of aftercare applied at regular intervals may help reduce this risk, depending on you immune system.

Do NOT soak you tattoo for prolonged periods of time, after a bathing pat the area dry or allow air to dry. Rubbing and picking your tattoo will ruin the design and sea your skin.

Please avoid exposing your tattoo to the sun or sun beds whilst it is healing. Also, after your tattoo is healed prolonged exposure will fade tattoos over time and will harm the skin.

Be aware that tattoos can become infected. Avoid anything dirty on your tattoo (including unwashed hands) while it is healing. Pets can cover your tattoo in hair, saliva, etc.... so ensure your tattoo is covered before handling any animals. If your tattoo does become dirty, wash immediately with antibacterial soap and pat dry and apply aftercare cream.

A tattoo can take 1-2 moths to fully heal. Although scabbing will disappear (with proper aftercare) within 5-7 days. The tattoo may still appear slightly faint or the skin may appear shiny and taut for up to a month after. Keep applying for your aftercare cream at least twice a day until the skin has fully healed.

Don't forget these important steps of tattoo aftercare and enjoy your new new tattoo.

ATTENTION!!! When getting tattooed in KinkY Ink or tattoo hotspot , we explain the process of AFTERCARE TO YOU step by step . YOU are responsible for your tattoo , when you leave the shop.This picture is an example of a GOOD AFTERCARE PROCESS.