• Avoid taking blood thinning medications (aspirin) or fish or krill oils 7 days before procedure.

  • Do not wear makeup on area being tattooed.

**For the following conditions, please consult your GP first.

  • Anyone with any conditions that result in taking blood thinning medications such as Warfarin. 

  • Anyone with Type One Diabetes or uncontrolled Type Two Diabetes.

  • Anyone with low levels of iron.






  • Avoid important social plans or strenuous activity for a few days after treatment.

  • Do not go swimming for at least 10 days following treatment.

  • Do not wear makeup on the treatment area for one week following treatments as this may affect the tattoo pigment bonding and retention

  • Only use the aftercare cream provided or recommended by your therapist

  • Do not have laser or facial treatments, until cosmetic tattoo site has finished healing.(4-6 weeks

  • Don’t use facial cleansers or products containing AHA and other acids on the treatment area for 1-2 weeks

  • Colours will appear darker and then soften after a few days.

  • Apply a thin film of your chosen aftercare cream 2-8 times daily. The number of applications needed is determined by your preferred aftercare treatment product.

However, the area MUST be kept constantly moist.

**Allowing your cosmetic tattoo to become dry will cause scabbing and loss of colour.

Continue treatment for 7 days.

  • Do not use pawpaw cream on any tattooed areas.

  • Please re-book for your perfection visit in 4-6 weeks’ time.

  • If the area is red or swollen use an ice pack for no more than 5 mins at a time.

  • You cannot donate blood for 6 months following any tattoo procedure.

****After your procedure, slight redness and irritation of the area should be expected.

However, heavy bleeding and inflammation should NOT occur.

Depending on your skin sensitivity, swelling of the area may persist for 24-48 hours

A cold compress may be applied to relieve swelling and sensitivity.




  • There is no pain after the procedure only slight swelling and redness that will remain for a few days post procedure.

  • A hydro colloidal moist wound healing patch (included in treatment package) will be applied immediately following your tattoo procedure. For optimum results this must be left on for 7 days.

  • The treated area may weep a clear healing fluid immediately after and for the following 48 hours. This is a normal part of the healing process.

Immediately following your procedure and for the next 7 days:

  • No full body bathing, swimming, spas, saunas, intense physical activity.

  • Remove your hydro colloidal moist healing patch, after 7 days by gently peeling back the patch

  • Gently wash away any dried or crusty clear fluid under the shower. Do not pick or rub the area and dry by softly dabbing.

  • Immediately apply a thin layer of Stratamed (Silicon Gel). Continue twice daily for 5 days.


Recommended Aftercare Products:
Stratamed (available at Skin Deep Clinic )

Products NOT Recommended for Cosmetic and Paramedical Tattoo Aftercare:

Pawpaw cream

Bepanthen Antiseptic Cream

Any products with active ingredients – (vitamin A and C, AHA’s, BHA’s, Glycolic, Lactic or Salicylic Acids)


Medicated lip balm

Exfoliating products

Lip plumpers and Aquaphor Healing Ointment

AFTER Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) or Skin Needling:

Immediately After:

  • The treated areas may be swollen, pink or red and may experience light lymph discharge.

  • Do not use cleansers or soap, cool water only.

  • Apply a small amount of Skin Repair Gel 3 times per day. This is an intense recovery balm which aids in the healing and repair process.

  • Remember the skin is open, do not touch it with your hands; avoid dirt, dust and activities that cause excessive sweating (like the gym or exercising).

  • Do not use scrubs, heavy exfoliation, or products containing AHA’s or Vitamin C until the skin has completely healed (4 weeks).

  • Avoid microdermabrasion and laser treatments for approximately 8 weeks.

  • Avoid exposing treated areas to the sun, once the treated areas are healed wear sunscreen.

Day 2-5:

  • A gentle cleanser may be used for cleansing the skin.

  • Continue to use Skin Repair Gel to accelerate skin regeneration and renewal. It is a deeply hydrating serum that maintains the effect of the skin needling for longer.

  • Mineral make-up may be applied if necessary, however best results will be achieved by leaving the skin free of make-up for longer.


Recommended Aftercare Products

Skin Repair Gel (available at Skin Deep Clinic )