After Care

The aftercare of your tattoo will greatly determine the way your tattoo will look once it has fully healed.

If your tattoo is wrapped, ensure to take this wrapping off no later than 2 hours later. Once this has been removed - wash the tattoo gently with antibacterial soap and pat completely dry.

Apply a very thin layer of cream (Bepanthen Cream) to your tattoo a few minutes after washing.

When drying your tattoo, DO NOT rub back and forth - gently pat it dry.

You will need to wash your tattoo 2-3 times a day as above and reapply cream as above.

Avoid body wash, lotions and shampoos that have fragrances.

DO NOT pick scabs. This will cause your tattoo to bleed and will pull ink out of your skin.

DO NOT swim or get into a hot tub for a least 2 weeks.

Avoid direct exposure to the sun. This also includes sun beds.

After the tattoo has fully healed, you will want to wear sunscreen over it when spending long periods of time in direct sunlight to keep it looking bright and new. DO NOT put any sunscreen on a tattoo that hasn't completely healed.

Wear loose clothing over your tattoo while it heals to avoid any rubbing that may pull of scabs.

DO NOT drink before or after getting a tattoo as it can compromise the healing of the tattoo.

If you need a touch up, please contact us after 4 weeks however within 8 weeks to book in for a free touch up. You are eligible for 1 free touch up. However it must be within 8 weeks from the date you received your tattoo. Please note that not all tattoos will require a touch up and this will be determined by the artist.

*Hand, foot and lip tattoos are excluded from this - please refer to your signed agreement form for this.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to stop by Live Canvas Tattoo Studio or call us on 0410 836 536.