How do I care for my fresh tattoo properly?
- We provide the perfect remedy ointment to apply to your fresh tattoo but you should always follow your professional tattoo artists advice.
There's plenty of online information about tattoo aftercare, and it really varies dramatically but here is a guide we like to go by, as supplied by one of our owners and respected Australian Tattooist Guild member, Jayden Goodman:
Step 1) Keep covering on when you get home, only remove prior to shower. Once ready for shower (no baths) you may remove and wash with warm soapy water. Please ensure you use a natural soap or wash that does not irritate the wound/tattoo. (the warmer the water, the more your pores open up).
Step 2) Pat dry, allow fresh air to breathe and dry properly. Please, no rubbing, picking or scratching at the tattoo.
Step 3) The following day (allow your tattoo to breathe overnight on the first night), Ensure the fresh tattoo is clean and spot test with a small amount of cream. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, swimming (soaking the tattoo) and strenuous activity. Apply a layer of Ink Nurse 2-3 times a day, or as needed.
Step 4) Repeat cleansing routine in shower and apply Ink Nurse often as you feel the need to. Our cream will absorb without feeling clogged up, thick or waxy like a balm and your skin will be able to breathe and heal optimally. Repeat until healed completely.
Step 5) Continue to apply to ensure prime skin conditions and for your artwork to stay looking bold and fresh on display as it should be.
How much do I apply to my tattoo?
- The great thing about our product is that it is so easy to apply and spread over your fresh tattoo. It's not thick or greasy and a nice thin layer will suffice. You can re-apply multiple times a day to your own accord. We recommend to follow advice from professional tattoo artists but a thin layer a few times a day should be plenty to get that tattoo healing just right. Before bedtime and when waking up in the morning are the times we concentrate on applying.
Please spot test before use. Some people are more sensitive than others when it comes to certain oils.
Do you test on animals?
- Absolutely not! we test this product on ourselves and our own tattoos. Respect the Earth and your body! We are certified cruelty free.