The aftercare of your new tattoo is just as important as the quality artist you have chosen to complete your piece. With the best aftercare routine your tattoo will heal nicely in roughly 2-3 weeks.
Once your new tattoo is complete don't rush to take off the cling film your artist applied.
Wait 3-4 hours after finishing the tattoo to gently remove the cling film.
Wash with warm water and unscented soap.
Pat it gently and let it dry.
Apply a thin layer of aftercare cream so the tattoo it lightly moist and cover it up with fresh cling film.
Repeat this roughly 3 times a day for the first 3 days.
After the 3 days repeat this without the cling film for the next week.
You will notice your tattoo will begin to flake like sunburn. This is normal and you may also see some scabs beginning to form, do not worry. Simply let them heal and fall off naturally. DO NOT PICK OR SCRATCH while the tattoo is healing. This will result in a patchy heal.
Everyone's body heals at a different rate so do not worry if you are taking a bit longer to heal. Contact your artist with any questions you may have.