aftercare guide

TATTOO removal

First 24 hours

The treated area will seem red and swollen immediately after treatment, as if sunburnt. You may experience pin-point bleeding. Your technician will apply an antibiotic cream and a dressing to the treated area (if necessary).

  • To avoid sticking, change the dressing every six hours.
  • Aftercare wipes should be used every few hours to eliminate lymph build up and disinfect wounds.
  • For pain relief, use ice packs wrapped in a thin towel or ibuprofen.

Week 1

There is no discomfort following the procedure, merely a mild tenderness around the treated area. To prevent infection and scarring, comply with the following instructions:

  • Keep the area clean and dry, gently wash with warm water and mild soap and allow it to air dry.

  • Apply aftercare cream 1-2 times per day until the scab falls off

  • Avoid excessive sweating as it may cause infection by dampening the crust

  • Avoid swimming in pools, hot tubs, or saunas

  • Avoid contact with the sun and apply sunscreen when scab has shed

  • Do not use any make-up or cosmetics in the affected area

  • Avoid facial treatments or massage in the area

  • Do not pick on the scab, let it to fall off naturally

  • Avoid scratching/itching the treated area

First 6 weeks

Avoid further tattooing the treated area because the skin may scar.

Next Appointment

Next tattoo removal treatments will be planned 8 weeks apart. Treating a tattoo sooner than recommended will not let the skin to heal properly and may result in damage the skin.