Firstly ALWAYS was your hands thoroughly before touching your tattoo
Remove your cling wrap after 3hours, but not more then 12hours. Don’t remove the cling wrap until you can properly clean your tattoo with liquid soap and warm water. Using just your hands wash of the slimy coating that may have formed over the tattooed area whilst underneath the cling wrap, making sure to rinse everything off. This is completely normal and is more common with colour tattoos. Gently pat dry with a clean towel and allow to dry for 15-30mins before applying a thin layer of ointment and recovering it with a new wrap (you may need some medical tape to hold in place)
With this method, the tattoo is kept completely covered with cling wrap for the first 2 nights and 3 days changing with every shower. It is very important to wash your tattoo at least twice a day and after excessive sweating. Each time remembering to follow the same process as above. Try to only wrap the area that is tattooed as wrapping untattooed skin can cause excess moisture. Moisture can be very detrimental to the healing process, so too much cling wrap on untattooed areas or not changing it enough can lead to a moister/sweat rash. This can look like a irritation or tiny pimples, if this happens do not re wrap your tattoo let it fully dry/ Remember that until your new tattoo peels,
The healing tattoo should never be submerged in water. Therefore, limit yourself to only short showers until the tattoo has finished peeling. All activating involving water or sun exposure can usually resume after 10-14 days. When the peeling begins, the tattooed skin will peel off like light sunburn, avoid picking and scratting the skin at all costs. The area may become dry and itchy. After tattoo has fully peeled you can now use a fragrance free lotion as a moisturiser if needed.
Your tattoo is considered a open wound, and needs to be treated as one. Give your tattoo the time and attention it needs to properly heal. Engaging in actions such as swimming. tanning or general disregard for it, are done so at your own risk as this could effect how your tattoo heals.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
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