Tattoo Aftercare

We recommend using Bepanthen for Tattoo aftercare and sell the cream in the shop. Once you get home please follow the instructions below to ensure your tattoo heals properly and will therefore look its best.

LEAVE the sterile dressing on your tattoo for between 1 AND 2 HOURS

WASH YOUR HANDS before removing the dressing

Once the dressing is removed wash your tattoo in warm water using your usual soap

DO NOT RUB with a flannel

PAT IT DRY with a CLEAN towel

Once finished washing the tattoo will should no longer feel slimy or look glazed

DO NOT RE-BANDAGE your tattoo - your skin needs air to heal

Now that your tattoo and hands are CLEAN you apply a light layer of Bepanthen - Rub it very gently into your tattoo

REMEMBER your tattoo is similar to a wound and must be looked after properly

AVOID CONTACT with pets, dirt, oil, petrol, fish ponds or chemicals

If you work in a dirty environment wear a loose fitting long-sleeved shirt to avoid any dirt entering your tattoo. Also whilst your tattoo is healing keep it out of direct sunlight

YOU MUST NOT SWIM, USE SUNBEDS, SUN BATHE, SAUNA or do anything that will make you sweat alot and therefore "sweat out" your tattoo (this would include going to the gym) until your tattoo is completely healed

You can shower, but remember DO NOT RUB the tattoo when washing or drying... pat it dry

  • WASH your hands then your tattoo when you GET UP and then apply Bepanthen
  • WASH your hands then your tattoo 3-4 TIMES A DAY and then apply Bepanthen
  • WASH your hands then your tattoo when you go to BED and then apply Bepanthen

DO NOT LET YOUR TATTOO DRY OUT - If you do IT WILL SCAB UP

If it does scab - DO NOT PICK THE SCAB - doing that will affect the tattoo and healing process

Your skin may start peeling after 2-3 days, this is normal - DO NOT PEEL skin off, let it come off naturally as part of the washing and healing process

Your tattoo can generate a lot of heat whilst healing - a cold flannel can help to take the heat out of your healing skin


Keep a thin layer of Bepanthen over your tattoo for about 7 days

After that your tattoo should be healed enough to then use baby oil or a mild moisturiser

Any questions please feel free to call us on 01322 330330