Celebrity Ink™ tattoo studios take tattoo hygiene and aftercare seriously with strict Health and Safety Standards being applied within every single studio to ensure the safest, cleanest environment while you are getting tattooed and. Celebrity Ink™ tattoo studio staff and artists also take great pride ensuring customers are well educated in the management of their tattoo after care.
Once your artist completes your tattoo and you’re absolutely in love with your new ink, we’ll apply plastic wrap to the area. Remember, a brand new tattoo is vulnerable to infection and should be treated like an open wound, so it’s important to keep this on for at least one hour. Do not rewrap the tattoo once you’ve taken the plastic wrap off, it’s not necessary and may actually cause more harm than good.
Clean with water and pat dry for the first two days (no lotion or soap).
Two days after your new tattoo, you can begin to apply a very thin layer of tattoo aftercare lotion daily. This is a special aftercare cream designed specifically for tattoos. You can grab one at any Celebrity Ink™ studio.
IMPORTANT: Your new ink will peel and scab! This is absolutely normal and a necessary stage of the healing process. DO NOT pick the scab; if you do, you’ll risk harming yourself, as well as your design.
Simply keep your tattoo clean by wiping it with clean hands, using warm water and unscented antibacterial soap. There’s no need to scrub, just let it heal naturally.
Do not swim or soak in a spa, bath or ocean for at least two weeks as you may risk an infection or the integrity of the ink in your design. Showering will not affect your new tattoo, but do not scrub it.
It’s possible that excess tattoo ink may stain linen, so we suggest you protect these items. Wear loose clothing to allow your tattoo to breathe as much as possible and do your best to avoid direct sunlight.
If you have any questions or concerns about tattoo aftercare instructions, please contact the studio where you received your tattoo.
When cared for appropriately, your new tattoo should fully heal within 4 – 6 weeks. However, everyone is different, and we all heal in different ways and within different timeframes.
The length of the tattoo healing process depends on how big it is, where it’s located on your body, and the design. For example, a tattoo with heavy colouring-in or shading will take longer to heal than a simple fine line design.
Do not swim or soak in a spa bath or ocean for at least two weeks as you may risk an infection or the integrity of the ink in your design. Showering will not affect your new tattoo but do not scrub it.
Yes – Your new ink will peel and scab. This is absolutely normal and a necessary stage of the healing process.
DO NOT pick the scab; if you do, you’ll risk harming yourself, as well as your design.
You can help prevent your tattoo from fading by avoiding taking hot showers and by limiting exposure to the sun.
We suggest applying sunscreen to your tattoos or keeping them covered when you will be out in the sun for prolonged periods of time.
No, Celebrity Ink™ suggest you have a day off from training straight after being tattooed and try avoid intense workouts that will cause excessive sweating as this can expose your tattoo to unwanted bacteria.
No – Do not let anyone or yourself touch your fresh tattoo and avoid accidental contact with pets. External touch could expose you to dangerous and unwanted bacteria.