Preparing Your Skin After Having a Tattoo


Getting a tattoo is an exciting time, whether it’s your first or your tenth, you still get the rush of having a new design inked on your body. As soon as the artist is finished you just want to show the world your new work of art. Many people seem to forget the long process of getting a tattoo, it isn’t the inking itself that’s important, but how you take care of your skin afterwards.

As a tattoo artist, you’ll fully understand that the body has gone through pain and will begin to react to try and rid itself of the ink and scab over the damaged area. Without the proper care, the tattoo will fade very quickly and what you thought looked good has now gone and turned into something completely unrecognisable. As a tattoo artist, you should advise your own clients on the steps to take to maintain the best results of their tattoo. Here is a list of products to help prepare the skin after having a tattoo.


Tattoo Goo Aftercare Soap

This product is highly recommended to use after getting a tattoo as it prevents bacteria and infection attacking the sore area whilst also keeping it clean. This not only protects the tattoo itself but protects the skin around it. You can purchase Tattoo Goo Aftercare Soap here at £44.64 for 24 bottles of 59ml.

SkinLock Lock It In

This product provides a thin covering to protect the tattoo from any damage that might occur. It helps reduce drainage and ink loss which heightens the result of the healed tattoo. It’s normal for the tattoo to leak as that is just a natural reaction from the body, but this helps keep the colouring. It also keeps the area moist whilst still allowing the skin and tattoo to breathe which enables healing. SkinLock Lock It In is available to purchase here at £32.95.

Emu Oil

After having a tattoo, it’s normal for the body to still be in distress. Therefore, products such as Emu Oil are perfect for relieving discomfort. It also reduces inflammation and redness, which will also relieve some of the pain. Not only that, Emu Oil helps set the colours of the tattoo whilst reducing any plasma oozing. This will give some relief when waking up the next day to see colouring on the bed sheets thinking the tattoo will have no colours left! This happens to everybody, but it is nothing to worry about if the tattoo is looked until it is fully healed. Emu Oil is here for £25.


Tattoo Goo Colour Guard

This colour guard stick defends against the natural fading process of the tattoo using UV and UVA inhibitors. This product is £49.20 for 26 14g sticks.

Tattoo Goo Tattoo Aftercare Kit

This product is a combination of some of the above products but in smaller form, for those who don’t have the funds to spend big on protective items. The Tattoo Goo Tattoo Aftercare Kit contains; 1x Tattoo Goo Colour Guard (14g), 1x Tattoo Goo Aftercare Lotion (56.6g), 1x Tattoo Goo Original Tin (21.3g) and Tattoo Goo Aftercare Soap (59ml) which you could purchase for £10.

As long as you advise all customers to prepare their skin for around 2 weeks after having their tattoo, it will heal perfectly, leaving your amazing design ready for them to show to the world!