We face a real challenge when it comes to tattoo aftercare.
We put 100% effort into your tattoo so it’s only right you get the best aftercare. The problem was how would we convince our clients to use OUR aftercare, because the aftercare we use can’t be purchased in shops like regular ointments.
It's a class 1 medical device; it’s not like natural ointments so we couldn't tell our customers to buy their own and we couldn't tell them to buy the stuff online as it would take too long for delivery, leaving the new tattoo open to infection. And, it’s expensive, so the chances of our clients buying it were slim.
The only solution was we would have to buy it in bulk, so we have it in stock at our studio.
Now we were faced with another problem, would the clients buy it? Of course not, that’s a low blow trying to sell aftercare after customers have spent good money at the studio.
So we decided to give our customers the aftercare for FREE - a costly investment, but in the long run, it paid off.
IT'S THE ALL-IN-ONE TATTOO AFTERCARE SOLUTION
The product we use is a thin self-adhesive film that provides a moist healing environment during the initial, and most critical, healing stage of a tattoo.
It is the new solution that replaces cling film which has been improperly used for years. It protects the new tattoo from friction and provides a waterproof, antibacterial barrier that prevents pathogens and external contaminants from entering the skin.
The film is breathable, letting oxygen in to aid healing and allowing excess moisture vapour out. It’s light to wear, flexible and stretchy which allows it to be placed anywhere on the body, and stay on for up to several days.
Reduced scabbing, reduced risk of infection, no rubbing on clothes or other external surfaces that will damage the tattoo.
We still had another problem - the film needs to be changed, and the best way is for us to do it. The chances of our clients coming back to the studio the next day to get it changed were slim.
So what did we do?
We gave our customers more film to take away with them, and we showed them how to remove it and re-apply it correctly.
We keep in touch with you through the healing stage to make sure everything is healing correctly.
There were lots of rumours going around about the potential for people to react to the film. These were usually started by other artists trying to justify why they won’t invest in it.
Sometimes people do have a reaction to creams, ointments and even some tattoo ink but it’s very uncommon. We came up with another solution - we invested in two leading brands of proper tattoo healing ointment.
We also give you an ointment as well as the film so if the film doesn't suit you or you don’t like it, you can switch to the ointment.
In all the time we have used film for healing tattoos, we have only had two reactions.
Because we follow up with our clients, we can spot this early on so your tattoos will still heal properly without any problems. The ointments we give you are the perfect moisturiser to use once the film is removed.
I have tried every method you can think of for healing tattoos, and in our experience this film is by far the best.
Our aftercare is proper aftercare, and we don’t charge you any extra for it.
Application of the film
The first piece of protective tattoo film will be applied by us and should be left on for 24 hours.
After the first 24 hours you can remove the film. To do this, lift a corner and stretch it, then slowly and carefully start to peel the film off.
The film can be hard to pull off the skin so it's best to let some warm water run under the tattoo film so it becomes loose and easy to remove. When removing the film it's best to do it under warm water like a gentle shower. Once the film is removed give your skin a wash but don't soak it, then pat it dry and leave to fully air dry for 5 minutes.
Before you start applying the new film, make sure your hands are clean.
For large areas, we advise cutting the strips into smaller pieces to make it more comfortable to apply. And always apply the film in a flat, neutral position. The joints, knees or elbows should never be completely straight or bent when applying.
Once the new film is on you should leave this on for no more than 6 days.
If you experience any irritation or rash from the film, please remove the film and get in contact with us.
The ideal, and recommended method, would be to keep the tattoo covered and protected during the whole healing process. You can shower and bathe normally as the film is water proof, and will stay put on the skin even when immersed in water.
To avoid the adhesive bond from weakening, excessive exposure to water should be avoided.
After 6 days you should remove the film and give your skin a good wash and pat it dry, your tattoo should be almost healed by now.
For the final healing stage, apply the recommended ointment twice a day.
Keep out of swimming pools and avoid exposure to the sun and sunbeds.
And keep it clean.
If you are unsure about anything don’t hesitate to contact us.