You’ll be given all the instructions on how to take care of your tattoo during the appointment, after the tattoo artist has finished the tattoo session. Here are some basic tips and reminders about the aftercare:
❤️🩹 PROTECT IT FOR AT LEAST 3 HOURS
A fresh tattoo is like a wound. When you leave the studio, your tattoo area will be protected with plastic film and you should keep it for at least 3 hours, but no more than 6-7 hours.
If you think it’s necessary, you can protect it again for the first night. Do not keep using plastic in the following days, so your tattoo gets to breathe.
Second Skin: If you are using the second skin protection instead, you can leave it 3-5 days and shower normally without scrubbing the area.
NOTE: Do not swim or bathe, even with the second skin, until your tattoo is healed.
If, for any reason, the second skin starts to peel off and you notice that something (such as air, water or blood) can get in or out the second skin, remove it at once and follow the aftercare.
To remove the second skin, make sure to drag the second skin by stretching it, following your body instead of ripping it off to the opposite direction. It might be that your skin gets a bit irritated and red in the area where you had the second skin, but this should disappear in a few days :
🙌 ONLY TOUCH IT WITH CLEAN HANDS
You should always wash your hands before and after touching your tattoo.
🧼 WASH IT WITH WATER AND SOAP
Remove the plastic protection and wash it with water and mild soap. The most important is to keep your tattoo clean ; )
In the first few days, dry your tattoo with a paper towel instead of a fabric towel. You should tap the paper towel gently over the tattoo to absorb the water – do not rub the fresh tattoo.
🧴 KEEP IT MOISTURISED UNTIL IT HEALS
From the second day on, wash your tattoo 2 times a day and apply a thin layer of healing cream when your tattoo feels dry (4-5 times a day), just enough to keep it moisturised until it heals.
You should use only healing creams. In Sweden, you can buy Bepanthen Salva or Helosan, otherwise ask for tattoo healing cream in any drugstore.
Remember not to use regular moisturiser or sunscreen on a healing tattoo as this can cause infections.
☀️ AVOID SUN, SAUNA AND BATHING
You should also avoid sun, sauna, bathing (lake, sea, pool, etc) and dirty surroundings until the tattoo heals completely. The healing time may be different for each person but, usually, it’s around 4 weeks.
🏋️♀️ AVOID SPORTS AND EXERCISING
During the first week, you should avoid heavy physical activity, like sports or exercising at the gym. Your body needs to focus on healing the tattoo so don’t overwork it, otherwise you can get sick and the tattoo can take longer to heal.
While healing, you might feel the tattoo itching. You can try tapping it lightly to ease the sensation, but do not scratch it.
✤ If you received an email with your queue number, you’re in the line for the drop-in. We’ll contact you when it’s your turn to come back, keep an eye on your email ; )
✤ Please wait for our contact before coming to the studio, even if your number is the next one.
✤ Keep in mind that the time is different for each tattoo. The drop-in line closes at 15:00 but we usually keep tattooing a bit longer than that to be able to tattoo everybody ^^
NOTE: If you need to leave the queue, please let us know in advance so we can move up to the next person.
Please, read carefully:
✤ We take drop-ins for small tattoos only on the days and time announced (simple design up to around 5 cm) ;
✤ Keep in mind that drop-ins have limited spots for those who arrive first;
✤ When you get to the studio, show us your tattoo idea and leave your contact information.
NOTE: The tattoo artist will talk to you during the session and draw your tattoo, but we ask you to come with the idea and placement already decided for the drop-in.
✤ Then, we‘ll send an email with your number in the queue and you’ll be able to follow how the queue is going on our website;
✤ When it’s your time to come we’ll contact you;
✤ While waiting for your turn, take a nice walk or have a coffee nearby : )
✤ Come alone.
✤ Sanitise your hands when you arrive.
✤ Stay home if you are feeling sick.
✤ Start price: 1500kr.