When you get home with a fresh tattoo, here's what to do:
1 Wash your hands!
2 Run a face towel under hot water
3 Place towel on tattoo and hold for about 15 seconds
4 Slide the towel down slowly over the tattoo, until the entire surface has been cleaned
Throughout the healing process, you will notice varying degrees of ink discharge and dead skin cells. During these times, repeat the process. This will help to keep the tattoo clean and encourage white blood cells to come to the surface and assist in healing your tattoo faster.
If you find the hot face towel technique too hardcore, then wash your hands, wash your tattoo with a mild, soap free wash, and skip straight to STEP 5...
5 You are now ready to apply Human Tested’s Tattoo Salve-ation. Massage the salve into your clean and dry tattoo. Massaging the tattoo gently, but thoroughly will stimulate blood flow and help the tattoo to heal faster.
6 Use Human Tested’s Tattoo Salve-ation 2-3 times a day for the first 3 days. This salve is a natural blend of oils and waxes that are safe to put on open skin. It is specifically designed to heal, nourish and protect your tattoo without suffocating it.
7 From day 4 onwards, use Human Tested’s Syringe Cream. This cream has added Vitamin E for skin healing, lavender and chamomile water for soothing the skin, and Zinc Oxide for UV protection. HT Syringe Cream is designed to soothe and nourish a healing tattoo. It contains no artificial fragrances, no lanolin, no petroleum, no parabens or mineral oil. It can also be used as a general moisturiser after your tattoo has fully healed.