What You Need to Know
Once you have your tattoo it is REALLY important to look after it and keep it clean over the next week or two. We can do the best tattoo possible, but this can easily be ruined if not looked after with the right tattoo aftercare.
We supply an amazing second skin aftercare which will aid in a perfect, hassle-free aftercare experience. This must be effective because we use it for our own tattoos!
Once you leave, please follow our tattoo aftercare process to the letter. We have researched this personally to ensure we give the best service possible to all of you. If you are unsure, do not be afraid to ask questions as we’re here for your tattoo needs.
Our phones are on all day when we are open, and you can contact us on 0121 233 2331 with any questions or concerns.
Tattoo Aftercare Procedure
The time it takes for your tattoo to fully heal depends on the size and execution of the tattoo – sometimes taking up to 6 weeks. Tattoo aftercare can’t be overlooked. To reduce the chance of infection and to achieve the best possible outcome for your new tattoo once it has healed, proper tattoo aftercare is essential to ensure your health and the quality of the artwork is not compromised.
The Birmingham Ink crew recommends the following advice:
After removing the film, immediately wash the tattoo with warm water (and fragrance-free soap if needed).
Apply a TINY quantity of tattoo aftercare cream to the inked area. If you can’t find tattoo aftercare cream, we recommend Bepanthen, Vaseline or Palmers Cocoa Butter as a last resort.
For approximately 10 days, or until the area has healed, steps 3-5 should be repeated for three to four times each day as necessary.
Don’ts of Tattoo Aftercare
A small amount of localised swelling, pain and redness following a tattoo is very common. However, if your tattoo starts to get hotter, hurt more or swell, or if you start to feel unwell, please come back to us or visit your doctor right away in case the area of your new tattoo needs to be treated for an infection. By following the guidelines here, you will significantly lower your risk of an infection.
Remember, your risk of contracting an infection and other issues will be significantly reduced if you follow our suggestions.
Finest Tattoo & Piercing Studio
Our phones are on all day when we are open, and you can contact us
on 0121 233 2331 with any questions or concerns.