After the protective film has been applied, keep it on for a further 3 to 5 days as advised by your artist. After that time you will need to remove your protective film. You can do it by yourself at home.
REMOVING OF THE PROTECTIVE FILM FROM THE SKIN
Under running water, lift a corner of the film and stretch it horizontally along the skin surface to avoid breaking the adhesive bond.
Continue stretching the edge of the film towards the centre.
When both sides of the film are partially removed, grab both sides at the same time and stretch them horizontally and parallel to the skin until the entire film lifts up.
The protective film is waterproof and will stay put on the skin even when immersed in water, so showering is allowed. To avoid the adhesive bond from weakening, excessive exposure to water should be avoided.
We do not recommend exposing your new tattoo to the sun. For tattoos to look vibrant, even when fully healed, it is important to use sun protection when being exposed to the sun for a prolonged time.
The protective film does not contain any kind of sun protection.
PLEASE DO NOT WORRY IF :
There's excessive ink and fluids collecting underneath the protective film.
In some cases, the body generates larger quantities of fluids. This is absolutely normal.
If you see fluids starting to drip from underneath the film you should remove the film.
If you removed the protection film and some glue is still sticking to your tattoo.
No worries, simply wash your tattoo with your fingertips (do not use a washcloth) with some warm water and non-scented soap. If washing with soap does not totally remove the glue then use coconut oil to loosen the remaining glue.
START YOUR CREAMING PROCESS AFTER THE FINAL REMOVAL
Wash skin gently under lukewarm running water, remember to wash your hands first before touching the fresh tattoo. Pat dry with a paper towel. Try to avoid using cloth as this may irritate the skin, as well as harbour bacteria.
Let your fresh tattoo air dry after removing the protective film and start the creaming process after a couple of hours.
Apply a very thin layer of the cream up to 3 times a day for the first week. After this, cream up to twice a day for the second week.
Make sure that you do not over cream, as this may result in the tattoo healing cloudy, as well as creating a comfortable environment for bacteria and increasing the chance of infection.
We recommend using EasyTattoo aftercare cream, which you can purchase at the studio, to keep the area moisturised. This also acts as a disinfectant, without leaving a sticky or oily residue on your skin and clothing.
Avoid baths gyms and direct sun exposure for the first 2 weeks of getting your tattoo.
Showers are fine.
Once the tattoo starts healing, it will swell and scab. DO NOT ITCH OR PICK THE SCAB, as this could cause the tattoo to become patchy. Wear loose clothing and take Ibuprofen ( Always read and follow the label on the packet) to prevent swelling.
Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun. UV rays can bleach the ink from your skin, making your tattoo appear lighter over time. In order to prevent this, use a heavy-duty sun cream with a factor of 50 on the tattooed area.
If for some reason your tattoo needs a touch up after it heals. We will touch it up for free, as long as it is within 3 months of getting your tattoo. Please message us if you feel you need a touch-up.
PLEASE ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOUR ARTIST FIRST AND FOREMOST