Aftercare

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Advice on tattoo care from the specialists in Bexleyheath

Have you just had a new tattoo done recently? Learn how to care for your tattoo from the experts at Dor Stocker Tattoos. Get in touch with us for more information.
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Here are a few tips on tattoo aftercare 

If you’ve had a tattoo before, you are most likely to know how to care for it. However, these tips are sure to benefit you, if this is your first time getting a tattoo. 

  • Remove the dressing 6 to 24 hours from getting the tattoo. Let the tattoo breathe. This will help it heal faster. 
  • Gently wash the tattoo with warm water and soap. Wash it with your bare hands. 
  • Pat the area dry with a soft, clean towel.
  • Apply a small amount of cream on to the tattoo. We recommend fragrance-free cocoa butter or H2ocean aftercare cream which is available to buy from the studio. Wash your hands thoroughly before applying the cream. This cream may be used twice a day. Repeat this process until the tattoo is completely healed.
  • Do not pick at or scratch your tattoo, while it is still healing. This could cause infection. It may also result in bad scarring or poor looking tattoos.
  • Do not sleep on your tattoo and don’t wear clothes that are rough on the skin. This could injure your tattoo. 
If you have any other questions about our tattooing procedure, read our FAQs

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Proper tattoo care can help:

  • Heal the tattoo quickly
  • Bring down swelling 
  • Reduce the risk of infection
  • Avoid having to get the tattoo re-inked
  • Preserve the colour of the tattoo
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Do you need help with scarred tattoos?

If you have picked at or scratched your tattoo while it was still healing, there may be a chance that your tattoo is scarred. If that is the case, don’t worry. At Dor Stocker Tattoos, we have extensive experience doing patchwork on scarred tattoos. From re-inking to re-designing, we have multiple ways in which we can get your tattoo looking great again. Our staff can also advice you on how best to care for infected tattoos. 

We have served customers from Bexleyheath, Bexley and Bromley. Contact us for more information. 

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Get in touch with Dor Stocker Tattoos on 020 8303 0198 for information on tattoo aftercare. We serve Bromley.
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