Tattoo FAQ

Tattoo Care

This first stage of healing starts as soon as you get off the tattooist’s chair. The area in which the ink has been injected into is now a large open wound, and the skin will start producing plasma straight away to begin the clotting and scabbing process. At this point, your artist will most-likely clean the area with an antibacterial soap and proceed to bandage/wrap the tattoo for protection against bacteria until you get home. All artists have their own approach to wrapping, but lots of them advise to keep the bandage/wrap on for 12-24 hours. Once the bandage is taken off (carefully), it’s quite likely that your tattooed area will be weeping and oozing with blood/plasma/lymphatic fluid/ink. This is completely normal and is the bodies way of trying to repair itself. At this point (which will either be later on in the day of your sitting, or the next day), you will want to very gently wash away as much blood/ink/gooey plasma as you can. The best way to do this is to use warm water and sensitive fragrance-free soap, and applying it using circular motions with your clean fingers. It's important not to use any rough wash cloths or towels as these could pull off any drying scabs and delay healing around any damaged areas of the tattoo.Accordion Sample Description