The First Day
Tiggy will wrap your tattoo for you to keep it safe while you travel home. She recommends keeping this on until the evening, at which point you can remove it and clean it gently with lukewarm water and a teeny tiny amount of unscented soap. Please allow the tattoo to dry naturally or use a piece of clean kitchen roll to gently dab it dry. Then re-wrap in cling film to sleep - not too tightly though!
X Do not use a bath towel as they harbour bacteria
X Do not touch your tattoo without washing hands first
X Do not let other people touch your tattoo
X Do not use any cream at this point
X Do not let animals come near your tattoo
Tiggy recommends that you wash and re-wrap your tattoo each morning and evening for a couple of days, until the tattoo has begun to lightly flake.
When the tattoo begins to feel tight/dry and starts to flake you can stop wrapping it and then use light layers of cocoa butter, little and often, until it's fully healed.
You may feel a little sore and swollen for a few days. This is completely normal. Just make sure you take it easy and avoid any strenuous activities for a while.
Some people don't react well to cling film- if you experience a rash around the tattoo, and wherever the clingfilm is touching, please stop wrapping it and just use light layers of cocoa butter instead.
X Do not do any exercise for a week after your tattoo
X Do not doing anything to cause excessive sweating
X Do not pick at scabs or flakes as it will pull the ink out
X Do not soak your tattoo or enter any body of water other than to have a short shower for at least a week after your appointment - this includes the bath | a pool | open bodies of water | jacuzzi etc. You run the risk of infection if you expose a new tattoo to these.
X Do not expose your tattoo to direct sunlight for at least 6 months after your tattoo appointment. UV rays are so damaging for fresh tattoos.
X Always use a good factor 50 sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection from then on. - The sun damage to colour tattoos will be permanent and is not often fixable.
If you are experiencing any worrying side effects please contact us ASAP and we will assist in advising you on the best course of action.
We fully understand that naughty pets exist, cling film can fall off, and accidents do happen. We don't judge, we are always here to help you.
Tiggy is always on hand to give advice and
would much rather you let her know
something has gone wrong so she can help!
If something goes wrong in the healing process- please keep Tiggy updated and informed so she can best advise on how to change what you're doing so we can salvage the tattoo quickly and make sure you're safe!
If any parts of the tattoo don't take or need some TLC then you have 6 months to come in for a free touch up on the tattoo.
Anything after 6 months - any damage from the sun or other carelessness you may come in for a touch up but it will incur a charge.