Tattoo After Care

Looking after your tattoo properly

Tattoo Aftercare


We are so happy you are the proud owner of some awesome new ink. From this point on your tattooist holds no responsibility for infection. It is very that you take proper care of your tattoo and follow these simple steps:

Leave the tattoo wrapped for a hour or till you arrive home. A fresh tattoo is a open wound and is prone to bacteria and infection. Please do not soak in a bath for up to 2 weeks. Showering is fine. Cleaning the tattoo with warm water and soap is a must. Only use your clean hands to do so, do no use a face clothe or anything abrasive to clean the area. Pat dry with a clean towel and let it dry completely.

Follow with a aftercare product. We suggest our very own aftercare. It is all natural and easy to apply. Made from Unrefined Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and essential Oils. It is made here onsite at the studio with no hidden nasty Petroleum jelly or chemicals. And the healing time is 4 to 5 days using our product.

You will need to rub a small amount on to the tattoo. Apply the aftercare product at least 3-4 times a day for 5-7 days or until the tattoo has healed.

After 5-10 days you will only need to apply the aftercare once in the morning and night before bed. To ensure the tattoo is moisturised after it has healed. Use a moisturiers of your choice to keep it hydrated and you get the best result out of your tattoo.

DO NOT go swimming, soak in a bath, sauna, spa, and keep out of the sun until it has healed completely.

Your tattoo will start to become scabby and peel. DO NOT WORRY, this is completely normal. It is all part of the healing process. Do not pick or scratch if it becomes itchy. This can damage the tattoo. Continue to use aftercare product to reduce the flacky skin and reduce the itchiness. It will help…

After your tattoo has healed you will still need to look after it. A tattoo is forever you will need to protect it when you go out in the sun. Using a 30SPF sun black will extend the life and quality of your tattoo.

We recommend: The Art Of Aftercare


Tattoo Balm Co. Aftercare, is created for the Tattoo Industry.

Specifically designed to soothe the area, retain moisture, rejuvenate the skin, alleviate itchiness, provide calming and antibacterial properties, natural SPF protection and seal in ink, it will heal your ink twice as fas as non-specific aftercare. 

100% Key Botanical Ingredients, Cruelty Free, Australian Made, Eco-Friendly, Plastic Free, No Bullshit. 


Opening Hours


Closed Monday

10am - 6pm Tuesday - Sunday


430 Parramatta Rd, Petersham NSW

The Art If Tattoo Petersham