SOUTHERN INK TATTOO STUDIO

Jeffreys Bay - South Africa 

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Taking care of your tattoo
From this point on, your artist is not responsible for any infection or problems you may have with your tattoo if you don't take proper care of it. A really beautiful tattoo can turn into a disaster if the proper aftercare is not taken.
Leave That Bandage Alone!
Your artist took the care to cover up your new tattoo for a very good reason - to keep air-born bacteria from invading your wound. 
Wash and Treat
After you remove the bandage, you will want to wash your tattoo. Use lukewarm water and mild, liquid antibacterial to gently wash away any ointment, blood and/or plasma and to completely clean the area.  Then pat (do not rub) the area firmly with a paper towel to get it completely dry. Follow with a very light application of your choice of ointment.  

Bathing, Showering, Hot Tubs, and Swimming
You can (and should!) shower with a new tattoo. It's OK to get your tattoo wet - just don't soak it. 
Scabbing and Peeling
After a few days, you will notice some peeling and possibly a little scabbing.   The advice here is, don't pick, and don't scratch! If the skin itches, slap it. If it is peeling, put lotion on it. And if it is scabbing, just leave it alone. Your tattoo is almost healed, and now is not the time to ruin it!
Protection from the sun
After your tattoo is healed, from now on, you will always want to protect it from the sun's ultraviolet rays. 

We are a professional tattoo studio.
Please contact us for an appointment, or a quote.
Visit the studio at 18 da Gama Road, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
tattoosjbay@gmail.com,
083 661 4406