Aftercare (Video)

Proper aftercare is essential for ensuring the healing and longevity of your tattoo. Here are some general guidelines to follow:

When using second skin.

Leave it on for the recommended time: Your tattoo artist will provide specific instructions on how long you should keep the second skin on your tattoo.
Avoid excessive moisture: While the second skin is in place, avoid activities that cause excessive moisture or submerging the tattoo in water. As in swimming or sweating excessively. Moisture can accumulate under the film and create an environment for bacteria growth.
Remove the second skin carefully: After the recommended time, gently remove the second skin in warm shower by peeling it off from one corner, pulling slowly and smoothly. If the film sticks to the tattoo, you can moisten it with mild, fragrance-free soap to ease removal.
Once the second skin is removed, follow the general tattoo aftercare guidelines mentioned bellow. Clean the tattooed area with mild, fragrance-free soap, pat it dry, and apply a thin layer of tattoo-specific healing cream.

***In case of allergy reaction such as:
Redness around the area of the second skin or skin irritation
remove the second skin***

Plastic Wrap

Your tattoo artist may cover your fresh tattoo with plastic wrap. Keep it on for the recommended time, usually a few hours to overnight. This protects the tattoo from bacteria and irritation.
Clean your tattoo: After removing the film, gently wash the tattooed area with mild, fragrance-free soap and water. Use your clean hands, avoiding rough materials or scrubbing brushes. Pat the area dry with a clean towel.
Once the tattoo is clean and dry, apply a thin layer of tattoo-specific healing cream. This helps keep the skin hydrated and aids in the healing process. Follow your tattoo artist’s recommendations for the best product to use.

Don't Scratch!

Avoid picking or scratching: As your tattoo heals, it may become itchy or scabbed. However, resist the temptation to scratch or pick at it, as this can lead to scarring or colour loss. Instead, gently pat or tap the area to alleviate itching.

The Sun and Swimming

Protect from the sun: Keep your tattoo out of direct sunlight and avoid tanning beds during the healing process. UV rays can fade the tattoo and irritate the healing skin. If you need to be outdoors, cover your tattoo with clothing or use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF.

For the first few weeks, avoid swimming in pools, hot tubs, or natural bodies of water. Submerging your tattoo in water can lead to infection and slow down the healing process.

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Wear loose, breathable clothing: Choose loose-fitting clothing made of soft, breathable fabrics to prevent irritation and allow your tattoo to breathe. Tight clothing can rub against the tattoo, potentially causing damage or discomfort.
Your tattoo artist may provide specific aftercare instructions based on their expertise and the type of tattoo you have. Follow their advice regarding cleaning, moisturizing, and any additional precautions or products they recommend.
Remember, every tattoo and individual healing process can vary, so it’s crucial to consult your tattoo artist for personalized aftercare instructions. If you notice any signs of infection, such as excessive redness, swelling, or pus, consult a healthcare professional promptly.

**Please note, tattoos can significantly amplify your aesthetic allure, making you appear remarkably captivating. They have a unique way of boosting your sex appeal and self-confidence like nothing else!


Aftercare is a crucial part of ensuring your piercings heal properly and stay healthy.

Here are some general guidelines for taking care of your new piercings:

Use a saline solution (a mixture of salt and water) to
clean the area around the piercing twice a day. You can buy pre-made saline
solution or make your own by dissolving 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized sea salt
in one cup of warm. Do not use hydrogen peroxide or alcohol, which can
delay healing.

Try to avoid touching your piercing unless
necessary for cleaning. Your hands carry bacteria that can cause infection.

Keep your bedding, clothes, and towels clean.
This is especially important for ear and body piercings that might come into
contact with these materials.


It’s important not to remove or twist the jewelry during the healing process, as this can cause trauma to the piercing and potentially introduce bacteria.

It’s best to avoid swimming pools, hot tubs, or any bodies
of water other than a clean bath while your piercing is healing, as they can
introduce bacteria to the piercing site.

Redness, swelling, and a bit of bleeding are normal in the first few days after a piercing. However, if these symptoms persist, or if you notice yellow or green pus, intense pain, or fever, you should seek medical attention immediately.

Remember that the healing process will vary depending on the type of piercing and individual health factors. Always follow the specific aftercare instructions given by your professional piercer, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

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