Healing process

How to take care of your fresh tattoo

First week

After finishing your tattoo I will wrap it with a bandage. Leave it on for maximum 3 hours. Remove your bandage and with clean hands wash it thoroughly with warm water and soap (it’s best to use anti-bacterial one). Make sure to wash away all the plasma and ointment that may be on your tattoo. After cleaning gently dry it with paper towel (please pat it). Do not use anything else than paper towel.

After your tattoo is clean and dry you can apply a very small amount of Aquaphor. 

Repeat the process of washing-drying-mosturizing at least 3 times a day for the first week. 

The most important thing is to not over-moisturize your tattoo. Remember to always put the smallest amount of Aquaphor.

Second, third and fourth week


After the first week, you can reduce the frequency of cleaning, drying, and moisturizing your tattoo. However, it’s still important to keep it clean.

As your tattoo heals, you may experience itching, but it’s crucial to resist the urge to scratch, especially if there are scabs. Scratching can damage the tattooed skin and result in ink loss.

What not to do during the healing process?

For the 4-week healing period of your tattoo, please avoid:

  • Swimming in public bodies of water such as seas, oceans, pools, and lakes.
  • Using saunas or steam rooms.
  • Sunbathing or exposing your tattoo to direct sunlight.
  • Taking baths (showers are fine).
  • Applying sunscreen or any hot creams to the healing tattoo.