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  1. Your tattooist will cover your fresh tattoo with clingfilm or second skin.

  2. Keep your tattoo covered for 3 to 4 hours, or 24 to 48 hours if second skin is used

  3. With clean hands remove the clingfilm or the second skin and wash your tattoo with warm water and neutral antibacterial soap.

  4.  Rinse the tattoo and pat it dry using Plenty kitchen roll (this is a non-fibrous brand) 

  5.  Start applying your tattoo aftercare cream, apply a very thin layer. Continue doing this until the tattoo is healed (this can take around 3 to 4 weeks).

  6. Your tattooist will advise how many days to continue this aftercare for.

  7. Once you remove the clingfilm or the second skin DO NOT wrap your tattoo again, let your tattoo air dry and breathe.

  8. DO NOT pick or scratch the tattoo as this can cause infection and/or result in the tattoo healing badly.

  9. Antiseptics such as TCP, Dettol and perfumed lotions should not be used.

  10. Sudocream, Bepanthen and Vaseline are not advised.

  11. Avoid soaking your tattoo for a prolonged period of time (this includes baths, swimming pools, saunas and the sea etc).

  12. Avoid exposing your tattoo to the sun and sun beds whilst it is healing (ideally for the first 4-6 weeks).

  13. DO NOT let  any pets get close to your tattoo as they can cover your tattoo with hair, saliva etc and cause an infection.

  14. Be aware that tattoos can become infected. Avoid getting any dirt on your tattoo whilst it's healing, this includes unwashed hands.

  15. If your tattoo does come into contact with something unclean, ensure it is washed immediately.Please remember it's your responsibility to follow the aftercare guidelines that you have been provided with once you have left the studio. Please note that you will need to bring this with you if you require any further advice or a touch up. 



  1.  Sterile saline solution such as Neilmed or Stericlens is the perfect choice for your aftercare.


  1. Wash your hands thoroughly before cleaning or touching your piercing for any reason.

  2. DO NOT pick any scabs formed around the sking, is any dirt is in the jewellery gentle remouve it after a shower

  3. Apply a bit of the aftercare solution morning and night on each side of your piercing ( front and back, top and bottom)

  1. Gently dry the area around your piercing patting it dry with kitchen paper. Do NOT use towels as they harbour bacteria and snag on your  piercing causing injury. 


  1. Use an alcohol free mouth wash.

  2. Rinse your mouth out with mouth wash for 30 seconds after meals and at bed time (4 to 5 times daily).

  3. AVOID dairy for the first 4 - 5 days due to the bacteria present in dairy products.

  4. Avoid alcohol and tobaco for the first 7 days and avoid oral sex for the first two weeks.


  1. Initially some slight bleeding, swelling, redness, tenderness or bruising of the area is normal and to be expected. Your piercing may itch and secrete a whitish/yellow flui (this is not an infection).


  1. Avoid cleaning your piercing with TCP, alcohol, Dettol, Hydrogen Peroxide, table or sea salt, any piercing solution or anything that contains Benzalkonium Chloride (BZK) stick to your sterile saline solution!

  2. Avoid over cleaning your piercing. This can cause irritation and prolong your healing period.

  3. Avoid playing with or touching your piercing, you do not need to twist the piercing when it's healing. Try your best to avoid sleeping on it.

  4.  Avoid submerging your piercings in any bodies of water such as lakes, swimming pools, saunas and hot tubs etc.

  5. Avoid putting any make-up or beauty products on your piercing until it is healed.

  6. Try to take a shower instead of taking a bath if possible as your bath tub contains bacteria.


  1. Leave your jewellery in for the full healing period. Your piercing will close up if you remove it, sometimes in minutes.

  2.  Only clean your piercing twice a day morning and night is enough.

  3. A piercing may seem healed before the healing process is complete, This is because tissue heals from the outside in, and although it feels fine, the inside remains fragile.

  4. Be patient and keep cleaning throughout the entire healing period.

  5. Please consult your piercer if you need help changing your piercing once it's healed.

  6. Please contact the studio if you require a non-metallic piece of jewellery or if your piercing needs to be removed temporarily (for surgery or an MRI scan).

  7. If you would like to check if your piece of jewellery is tightened correctly please come in and a piercer will have a look for you.

  8. Exercise is fine during the healing process, just listen to your body, if your piercing hurts, stop the exercise that you are doing.

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