Tattoo Aftercare

Scroll down to take a look at our huge library of tattoo aftercare articles, detailing every possible piece of information you will ever need to know about looking after a new tattoo, including: important aftercare essentials, tattoo wrapping, cleaning a tattoo, peeling & scabbing, tattoo aftercare products, protecting your tattoo, tattoo healing issues and looking after your tattoo in the long term. We’ll also help to answer the most common questions at this stage of the process.

Aftercare Essentials

Dry Healing A Tattoo

What is dry healing and how is it different to conventional tattoo aftercare? We explain each of the pros and cons in this article.

Tattoo Wrapping

How Do Tattoo Bandages Work?

When you leave the shop with new ink, you’ll have a bandage covering the area. Learn what tattoo bandages are made of and how they can cause problems.

Cleaning A Tattoo

How To Clean An Infected Tattoo

Is the thought of cleaning an infected tattoo causing you to worry? With these simple steps, you’ll find caring for your infected tattoo becomes a breeze.

How To Keep A New Tattoo Clean

Once you leave the studio, the care of a tattoo is in your hands. How well you care for and keep a new tattoo clean will determine how well it heals.

Peeling & Scabbing

How Long Do Tattoos Peel For?

Are you wondering how long your new tattoo is going to keep peeling for? Brush up on your tattoo knowledge with this article and put your mind at ease.

Why Do Tattoos Peel During Healing?

All tattoos peel during the healing process, but why this happens is commonly misunderstood. We’ll reveal why all tattoos go through the peeling stage here.

What To Put On A Tattoo

Is Bepanthen Good For Tattoos?

There are many alternative products out there for tattoo healing. Bepanthen is one of them; but, it shouldn’t be used instead of other aftercare products.

Can You Use Sudocrem On Tattoos?

Sudocrem has potent antiseptic and antibacterial agents that are too harsh for sensitive tattooed skin. Find out why, and more, in this article.

Best Tattoo Aftercare Products

With dozens of new tattoo aftercare products flooding the market these days, it’s hard to choose the best one for you. Take a look at our top three picks.

Can You Use Savlon On New Tattoos?

Savlon is a popular antiseptic cream used to treat various skin problems. Many in the tattoo industry swear by it, but is it safe for tattoo aftercare?

Is Tea Tree Oil Good For Tattoos?

Tea tree oil can be applied topically to fresh tattoos as a wash or ointment to treat/prevent infection. Find out how this anti-inflammatory oil can help.

Can You Use Neosporin On A Tattoo?

Neosporin can be a useful addition to your tattoo healing arsenal. Read more for tips and tricks on using Neosporin on a new tattoo safely and effectively.

Can You Use Shea Butter On Tattoos?

hea butter is a natural ingredient with a plethora of benefits. Explore using shea butter for tattoos and find out how you can benefit after getting inked.

Protecting Your Tattoo

New Tattoos In The Sun

Tattoo Healing Issues

Why Does My New Tattoo Look Scaly?

If your new tattoo looks scaly, you might be freaking out and wondering why. Learn more here about the reasons behind this issue & how to deal with it.

Tattoo Aftercare - FAQs

Should You Ice A New Tattoo?

After getting inked, correct aftercare can help to keep your tattooed skin healthy. Learn if you can ice a new tattoo and what to do about any swelling.

Does Coconut Oil Fade Tattoos?

Coconut oil is becoming an increasingly popular tattoo aftercare product, but does it negatively affect tattoos by fading them prematurely? Find out here.

Long-Term Tattoo Care