AFTERCARE

After the tattoo comes the most important part; the aftercare!

  • Your tattoo will be covered in a layer of DermalizePro at the end of your appointment. This should form a second skin across the tattoo and will ideally remain stuck to the area until it is removed in the shower. 

  • Leave the Dermalize on for the first two nights after your tattoo.   (If it comes off naturally before then just immediately continue with the aftercare instructed for once the Dermalize has been removed.) 

  • When you wake up after the second night go into the shower and run the warm water across the Dermalize for around 5 minutes. This will warm the glue and make it easier to remove. 

  • Take a corner of the Dermalize and stretch a small section of the plastic to weaken the adhesive before peeling it back off of your tattoo. Continue this stretch and peel method until you have completely removed it from your tattoo.

  • Shower (no baths) under warm/hot water for about 10 minutes using Sorry Mom Body Wash, which can be purchased at the studio. Alternatively use an unscented hand wash like carex to thoroughly clean the area of any residue. Only use your hand to wash the area, no sponges etc.

 

  • Air dry the tattoo for around 30 minutes if possible, or pat dry with kitchen roll at a push. 

  • Once the area is completely dry apply a thin layer of Sorry Mom Tattoo Balm, which can be purchased at the studio. Alternatively Palmer's Cocoa Butter can be used but this must be the tub of the solid butter and not the bottle of lotion.

  • It's important not to put too much lotion on the tattoo so only apply a thin layer, ensuring that the lotion is fully absorbed into the skin, allowing the tattoo to breathe and heal.

  • Repeat the above process morning and evening, with an extra application of Sorry Mom during the day required until fully healed, usually taking around 2 weeks in total. If you are unsure about your aftercare product please feel free to get in touch and ask.

 

  • Please don't wrap your tattoo in cling film during the day; it needs to breathe in order to heal, so loose fitting clothing will be fine.

Touch Ups

As the tattoo heals there may be occasions when it is accidentally knocked against something or a small area scabs more heavily and so doesn't quite heal correctly. If this happens then these few areas can be touched up free of charge., however, this can only be done within three months of having the tattoo. After this time, touch ups will charged at Chris' normal rate.

 

Please also bear in mind that touch ups in the first 3 months are only free of charge at Chris' discretion, and if he feels that you have not properly followed his aftercare instructions then you will be required to pay for the touch ups at his normal rate.