Aftercare of your tattoo is extremely important, your amazing, unique artwork will be with you forever so it's important to follow the correct procedure to help it heal perfectly. The long life and health of your tattoo depends upon the care you give it during the critical first few days and weeks.
Savannah Tattoo Studios is a modern studio using sterilized instruments and pigments and, after the process, the artist will have dressed the tattoo for you. We recommend the use of Tattoo Goo or Bepanthen for the continued care of your artwork.
Your Savannah Studios tattoo artist will provide you with special instructions related to the aftercare of your specific tattoo, but below are some general guidelines for you to follow:
Do not re-bandage the tattoo.
Do not apply Vaseline, lanolin or petroleum based products.
Do not apply alcohol.
Do not rub, scratch or pick at the tattoo.
Do not expose the tattoo to direct sunlight, swim or soak in sauna, steam bath or bathtub for two weeks.
Be sure clothing touching your tattoo is clean and soft.
A tattoo is considered minor surgery. It may bleed a bit at first but it will stop within a couple of hours. Most artists recommend the tattoo be kept bandaged overnight or for at least two to five hours. If the gauze sticks to the skin, soak the area with cold water until the gauze loosens, then remove carefully.
Once the tattoo is exposed, wash it carefully in cold water, gently applying antibacterial soap with fingers (never use a cloth) to remove all surface blood. Rinse with cold water, pat dry with a clean towel, and air-dry for 15 minutes. Then, gently and sparingly apply a thin layer of Tattoo Goo or Bepanthen salve. Repeat 3 or 4 times a day for 7 to 10 days.
After 5 to 14 days, the tattoo may start to peel (this is normal - like a sunburn) and scab. DO NOT pick or peel the skin away. Let it fall off naturally during washing or application of Tattoo Goo. Fresh skin will soon replace the dead skin. Colors may fade during the process, but will return when healing is completed.
Savannah Studios, 37a High Street, Keynsham, BS31 1DS
0117 986 2837