Getting a tattoo isn’t as simple as walking in and out of the studio. There’s the research before concerning the design of course, but there’s also strict aftercare you need to adhere to. From basic health reasons (don’t pick at it) to aesthetic reasons (moisturise to keep the colours bright), you’ll have instructions to follow once you get a tattoo. Follow them and everything should be fine!
Sunset recommend Protat tattoo after cream
At Sunset, we suggest Protat Aftercare Cream. Protat are the world’s first tattoo aftercare company. By using chemists from their development team and overseas they are constantly researching new ingredients, with natural products receiving special attention. Each Protat product has been precisely formulated with highly experienced members of the tattoo and piercing profession. New developments by Protat can only benefit the industry and enhance respect for body art practitioners everywhere. Protat Premium After Care cream has been designed to be the primary product in the Protat range. It utilises the technology of the Soothing After Care Cream with the added ingredients.
How to use Protat Aftercare cream
Apply Protat Aftercare Cream (Protat Premium Cream for normal skin or Protat Soothing Cream for sensitive skin) Always wash your hands before applying cream or touching the tattoo. Evenly apply cream over the tattooed skin. Use only as much cream as the skin will absorb. Rub cream in gently as this will help stimulate the skin and bring blood flow to the area which helps in the body's natural healing process.
DO NOT leave a thick film on the surface. Most people experience a mild tingling sensation after the first few applications, this is quite normal. After 10 minutes or so, clothing will not stick to the tattoo. Apply cream 2 to 3 times a day or as necessary to keep the tattoo slightly moist.
DO NOT allow the skin to dry out. Wear clean clothes. Avoid close fitting clothes as they may absorb cream and dry the freshly tattooed skin. If you suffer from any allergies, seek advice from your GP and advise your body artist. Discontinue use of any product should irritation occur.
Just remember, stick to these basic rules and you’ll be fine. We sell Protat Cream here in the studio, so make sure you leave with a bottle on your way out! For long term care, always use sun screen (which you should be using anyway), and keep your tattoo moisturised.