General information about your tattoo
Tattoos are not pain free, and some parts of the body are slightly more uncomfortable then others. You will slight a scratching and sunburn feeling during and immediately after your tattoo.
DO NOT wax or shave the area for at least 4 weeks after your new tattoo has healed.
Avoid saunas, spas, hot tubs, hot baths, pools, salt water or any sort of submerging/ soaking your new tattoo into water until its fully healed (min 4 weeks).
DO NOT expose the area to direct sunlight or lay out in the sun while your tattoo is healing. If you are outdoors, please make sure you wear 30+ sunscreen on the area if you are outdoors and make sure you wash the sunscreen off when you arrive home.
What to do if you work in a high risk trade
IF YOU WORK IN A TRADE ENVIRONMENT OR THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT YOUR TATTOO WILL COME IN CONTACT WITH SOIL, DIRT, DUST OR BACTERIA PLEASE CONTACT US AND WE CAN ADVISE YOU ON HOW TO WRAP YOUR TATTOO ACCORDING TO YOUR ARTIST’S RECOMMENDATIONS.
Your tattoo with take approximately take 2WEEKS TO HEAL. During this time, you will need to make sure you are always keeping your tattoo clean and giving it a nice wash and applying the aftercare cream 1-2 times per day. You do not want your tattoo to get too moist or too dry therefore you will need to apply as you feel necessary. Your skin may feel tight, dry and itchy which may cause you discomfort, this when you can use the cream.
Your tattoo will begin to scab and peal during the healing process which is completely normal. DO NOT pick any of the scabs off at any time during the healing phase this can cause pigmentation loss and in some cases can cause permanent scarring.
How to wash and take care of your new tattoo
An hour or two after you get your new tattoo remove the plastic wrap from your tattooed area, using CLEAN hands gently wash your tattoo under warm water with soap using small circular motions making sure you cover all the tattoo and the surrounding skin, we recommend our tattoo cleansing wash as some soaps can irritate the skin or dry the tattoo out, please keep this in mind if you are using your own products. Carefully make sure you are washing away any ointment, dry blood/plasma until the area is clean. Gently pat dry.
Once your tattoo has been cleaned, using clean hands you can now apply a THIN layer of Phresh Ink’s premium organic aftercare in small gentle circular motions which will stimulate the skin’s blood flow and encourage the healing process. If you are using your own products, please be aware that this may affect the healing of your tattoo. If you purchased a roll on stick aftercare ($5 or $15) Please make sure you use clean fingers to apply the cream and DO NOT roll it directly onto the skin. To avoid cross contamination please make sure your hands and tattoo is clean at all times before rubbing anything into your skin as your tattoo is like an open wound and pushing bacteria into it will cause an INFECTION.
Depending on the location, size and your own skin there is a possibility that your fresh tattoo may seep clear fluid for 12-24 hours which is completely normal. You want to make sure you regularly change your sheets to avoid staining your sheets and stop the formation of bacteria.
OUR ARTISTS PROVIDE A COMPLIMENTARY TOUCH UP IF NEEDED ONCE YOUR TATTOO IS FULLY HEALED. EVERYONE HEALS DIFFERENTLY SO IF YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT HOW YOUR TATTOO HEALING PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STOP BY THE STUDIO OR GIVE US A CALL TO DISCUSS ANY OF YOUR CONCERNS ON 0404 369 251.
We also offer a range of Tattoo Aftercare products that you can check out below. These products are available to purchase online or instore.
Book a Complimentary Consultation
Phresh Ink offers complimentary consults 7 days a week with all of our artist’s in house at Phresh Ink. These consults happen in the morning in-between 9.30am and 10am before our artists begin with their tattoo clients. These consults allow you to have uninterrupted time with your artist to go over your ideas, show them images, hear your artist’s opinion and get a rough quote. This usually lasts around 15 – 20 minutes all depending if the design is straight forward or if you are looking for something more custom. The consults have no obligation but do require an appointment to secure, as there are limited slots for the morning with each artist.