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Aftercare Advice

   Tips before you arrive for your tattoo:


  • Get an early night! Partying the night before won’t help your pain tolerance, sleep rocks! 

  • Make sure to eat something - this will keep your energy levels up and can help your pain tolerance.  

  • Keep out of the sun and refrain from having any skin treatments at the tattoo site that could cause sensitivity. 

  • Get aftercare (a new one, not one your wife used on your babies bottom yesterday! And no sharing!)  - be prepared.

  • Keep the skin clean, exfoliated and moisturised leading up to the tattoo to remove dead skin and keep skin healthy- it helps the ink go in! 

  • Get a sitter, tattoo studios are full of potential hazards. We have sharps! Please avoid bringing children to the studio.

  • Please talk to your tattoo artist before using any numbing cream, as some numbing creams can negatively effect the skin.  

   Aftercare Instructions:

  • Leave cover on for a minimum of 24 hours and up to 48 hours.

  • Excess ink and body fluid may seep out from the tattoo, this is normal so don't worry but make sure you take it easy the next day and don’t use the limb that has been tattooed too much to avoid issues.

  • Remove cover and gently clean tattoo with cooled boiled water after 48hrs.

  • Apply aftercare once you have removed the cover and cleaned the tattoo, you will need to reapply aftercare twice per day. (we have our own aftercare in the studio that you can grab on the day)This is the only time you will need to clean your tattoo.

  • Its a good idea to apply aftercare once in the morning, once in the evening and before you get in the shower.

  • Try not to get your tattoo wet as this can cause scabs to come off too early and lead to drop out. Whilst showering, also try not to get excess soaps and products into your tattoo.

  • Do not soak the tattoo in the bath or participate in water activities such as swimming. Avoid using sauna, steam room, sun beds etc. You cannot do any of these activities for 3 weeks.

  • Avoid wearing clothing on the tattoo that is likely to rub the tattoo as this can cause scabs to be removed too early which can lead to drop out, clothes can also harbour bacteria so make sure that any materials that do come into contact with the tattoo are clean.

  • Avoid contact with dirt, pets, raw meats or any kind of harmful bacteria that may cause infection.

  • Avoid direct contact with the sun for a minimum of 3 weeks. 

  • Once your tattoo has fully healed, continue to keep clean and out of the sun, we recommend keeping the area moisturised  by using products such as coconut oil and always using sun cream to help your tattoos look great forever.


Any questions at all contact us! Even if you think it’s a stupid one, we don’t ever mind! We would rather you checked in.


You will be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire and media consent form. Please be aware that you could be asked to show ID if you look under 25 before we will tattoo you. We do not tattoo under 18’s under any circumstances.


We ask for a £50 deposit upon booking in order to secure your appointment. Please see our deposit policy for more details.

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