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Tattoo Aftercare

Before leaving the I Ain’t No Saint Studio you will have been given our synthetic skin or clingfilm healing method.  

Below you will find healing instructions for both, please follow the one that was applied when in the Studio.  We only recommend using Super Tattoo Sauce to moisturise & heal your new Tattoo.  It is available from the Studio and online here.

Healed realism Magpie Tattoo by Iaint Nosaint at I Ain't no Saint, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire Healed Colour Grey Roses by Iaint Nosaint at I Aint No Saint, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire

Synthetic skin healing:
  • The morning after your appointment use the pipette to drop a small amount of Super Tattoo Sauce around your new Tattoo
    • *Remember!  A small amount of Sauce goes a long way!*
  • Rub in the Sauce to moisturise all of the Tattoo using clean hands
    • Always wash your hands before applying the Sauce.
  • Apply the Sauce 3 time daily until your Tattoo is fully healed
  • You will notice after 3-4 days the dressing will start to peel, this is normal.  You do not need to pick, scratch, scrub or encourage the dressing to come off
    • Leave your new Tattoo alone as much as possible.  Apart from moisturising the Tattoo you do not need to do anything.  It is best to let the body get on with healing your new ink
  • You can shower, wear clothing over the tattoo and get on with every day life but do not saturate the new Tattoo in water (eg. in the bath) while it is healing

Healed Chest Tattoo

Clingfilm healing:
  • After 4 hours remove the clingfilm & wash the tattoo with warm (not hot!) water, using liquid soap & clean hands and pat dry with a paper towel
  • Using the pipette drop a small amount of your Super Tattoo Sauce on to the fresh Tattoo and rub in the Sauce with clean hands to moisturise
    • *Remember!  A small amount of Sauce goes a long way!*
  • Re-wrap the Tattoo with clingfilm straight away and leave it on over night
  • In the morning, wash the tattoo again with warm water, liquid soap & clean hands.  Pat dry with a paper towel, but do not re-wrap
  • Apply a small amount of your Super Tattoo Sauce with clean hands and continue to do so 3 times a day
  • Do not pick, scratch, scrub or encourage any part of the skin to come off while healing
    • Leave your new Tattoo alone as much as possible.  Apart from moisturising the Tattoo you do not need to do anything.  It is best to let the body get on with healing your new ink
  • Apply the Sauce 3 times daily until your Tattoo is fully healed 
Tips
  • Stay away from swimmings pools and the sea until your tattoo is fully healed.  Your tattoo is like a graze; open to the elements.  Not only can swimming pools and the sea strip ink out of your fresh tattoo you are also open to getting germs in it too
  • You can carry on with every day life with your healing Tattoo but be mindful of what you are doing.  On certain areas excessive movement can pull the healing skin and prolong the healing or produce small imperfections
  • Tight clothing can snag on the healing Ink, try to wear loose clothing as much as possible over the area while it heals
  • Do not touch the new Tattoo unless you are applying Sauce – we know it’s hard, but leave it alone!

Healed Rocketman Cover Up Tattoo by Iaint Nosaint at I Ain't No Saint Tattoo Studio, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire

Remember
  • Do not worry if there is any scabbing or skin flaking off the healing tattoo.  This is normal and the ink is still in the skin under this.  Do not be tempted to pick or encourage it to come off in any way.  Leave them alone and your tattoo will come through again once healed
  • Tattoos take around 6 months to properly settle into the skin and for all the different shades & tones to really show.  There is redness that lasts in the skin which makes the tattoo look darker but this settles in the following weeks  
  • All pictures above are healed tattoos, we feel it is important that our customers can see healed work from the Studio that have not been Photoshopped.  If you like what you see contact us and get booked in!
 
If you need more Super Tattoo Sauce you can grab a bottle from the I Ain’t No Saint Studio or order some online here.

Any other questions?  Just get in contact with us!

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