Tattoo Aftercare



Remove the tattoo aftercare cover after 1-2 Hours ( Unless healing with Snake Skin -Then removed the Snake Skin the morning after you tattoo procedure)



Remove the tattoo aftercare cover after 1-2 Hours ( Unless healing with Snake Skin -Then removed the Snake Skin the morning after you tattoo procedure)



Once dry, apply a very thin coat of ointment/cream to the tattoo. Please ensure your hands have been thoroughly washed each time before applying ointment/cream. We recommend using Majestic Art Tattoo aftercare products. Only use enough to make it shine, a little goes a long way. Too much ointment traps germs into your new tattoo which can potentially lead to infection. There should be just enough to keep the tattoo moist and to keep it from scabbing. Do not re-bandage the tattoo (Unless using Snake Skin then we will run you through the process).

Aftercare Tips

Tip One

Repeat the cycle of cleaning, drying, and applying ointment/cream to the tattoo about 3-4 times per day for the first 3 days (while the tattoo feels tender).

Tip Two

After the first 3-4 days you must keep your tattoo moisturised 2/3 times per day! When the tattoo is kept moist it doesn’t have-a chance to form a scab but does form a thin membrane to protect the tattoo while it heals. This layer peels off very similar to a sunburn (do not peel your tattoo, you will pull the ink out!) and it is perfectly normal to see small flakes of colored skin falling off during this stage of healing.

Tip Three

You must keep your tattoo clean! However, long showers or baths must be avoided for 2 weeks. Prolonged soaking can and will loosen scabs if any have formed, or will soak through the soft tissue turning it into a soggy mess and cause your ink to flow down the drain. This includes swimming in the Ocean or a Pool, Hot Tubs, and Saunas. Short showers are best, under ten minutes if possible.

Tip Four

Please refrain from scratching or picking at the tattoo. Scrubbing with a washcloth can be very harsh on a tattoo and will cause your colors to fade. Disrupting the tattoo while it’s healing can also cause scar tissue. It is normal for the tattoo to become very itchy during the healing time. Just remember not to pick or scratch no matter what!

Tip Five

Remember, the sun is BAD for your tattoo! A sunburn on a new tattoo can cause a lot of problems. It will dry out your tattoo and could cause it to form a scab resulting in fading.before it is even healed. Wait until it is fully healed to go back in the sun and make sure you put on a high quality sunblock. Never put sunblock on a tattoo that is still healing.


Following all of these simple tattoo aftercare steps will ensure that you end up with the best result with minimal complications. Please remember that your new tattoo is a open wound and if bacteria enters it could get infected, during the healing process be extra mindful of pets, furniture, handrails ect.


Thanks for following our tattoo aftercare advice, and if you have any concerns please feel free to contact us on social media or 07 4946 6398