Pre- and aftercare 






  • Make sure you are well rested.
  • Eat and drink well in advance.
  • No alcohol 24 hours before your appointment.
  • Put on comfortable clothing if necessary for the place where the tattoo will be.
  • Put on dark clothing because of possible ink splashes.
  • Consider your personal hygiene and do not like to use heavy perfumes.
  • Take a snack with you if your tattoo will take 3 hours or longer. Getting tattooed takes a lot of energy and adrenaline. 
  • Bring something to entertain yourself. A chat is always possible, but a tattoo artist must also be able to focus on tattooing.
  • Be in the moment. You can take someone with you, but don’t forget that the artist is working and too many people can be disturbing. Preferably don’t bring more than 1 person along. We have several tattoo artists at work and the space is not big enough for too many people unfortunately.
  • No children under the age of 14 allowed in the studio. No pets allowed.
  • You can take photos and videos after asking permission from the tattoo artist. The tattoo artist decides.


  • Leave the plastic film on for 2 hours. No longer than 5 hours.
  • After removing the plastic film, wash your tattoo with warm water and soap. Every soap is good, make sure you use a lot of water to rinse off all Vaseline and soap.
  • Dab dry with a clean towel.
  • Allow to air dry for the rest of the day. No tight or synthetic clothing over it. If you have to cover the tattoo, do so  with cotton clothing.
  • Do not cover the tattoo again.
  • You can put a cream on your tattoo after drying.
  • We advice Hustle Butter, which is vegan. But you can use a natural body lotion or cream or Bepanthen aswel. When using Bepanthen, use the one for baby butts.
  • If you get irritation, red, dry skin or a skin rash, switch to a different cream.
  • Put the cream on 2 times a day for 2 weeks. This is a guideline, you can use more often or continue to lubricate for longer, depending on the dryness of your skin.
  • Avoid the sun the first three weeks of healing. Then use a sunscreen factor 50.
  • It is always good to keep your tattoo protected with a sunscreen when exposed to the sun. Especially color tattoos.
  • Avoid the tanning bed during the first three weeks of healing.
  • Avoid swimming pools, sea and other bathing water during the first three weeks of healing.
  • Avoid saunas during the first three weeks of healing.




You can keep the sticker on for about 5 days. It varies per person and per skin how long the sticker will stay on. If there are fluids from your tattoo under the sticker before the 5 days, you can take the sticker off. If the edges of the sticker curl, you can take the sticker off.

  • Remove the sticker under running warm water.
  • Start at an edge that is coming lose. Pull the edge down horizontal against your skin towards the other side of the sticker.
  • It’s important that you don’t pull away, vertically, from the skin. But pull/roll gently against the skin.
  • After removing follow step 2 and more from the regular after care instruction. 


    • The first week your tattoo will heal and you will get scab. This will itch, not scratch because then you can pull the ink out, but rub. Still no synthetic or woolen fabric on the tattoo.
    • The second week most crusts are removed and your tattoo is provided with a new thin skin layer.
    • The tattoo is completely healed after 4 to 6 weeks and if necessary the tattoo can be updated. Come to the studio or mail a photo so that we can determine what is needed.

      Contact the studio for this within 3 months. Updating is free within 6 months of putting the tattoo.
      For questions during healing please contact the studio and send a clear photo of the tattoo if necessary.

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    Don’t have a tattoo put:

    • in places where you have undergone plastic surgery or radiation in the past year;
    • on a scar that is less than a year old;
    • in a place that was tattooed less than six weeks ago;
    • in a place where a tattoo was lasered away less than three months ago;
    • on irritated skin such as bumps, dark moles or swellings;
    • if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
    • if you are allergic to tattoo materials or ink.

    In addition, it is not recommended to have a tattoo put on if one of the following situations applies to you:

    • diabetes
    • blood clotting problems
    • chronic skin disease
    • reduced immunity
    • cardiovascular abnormalities
    • pregnancy or lactation

    • Make sure your hemoglobin A1c level and general blood glucose level are under control before you get tattooed. This will reduce your chances of getting a wound infection or inflammation during and after the tattoo.
    • To be sure of the correct level, it is best to get a blood sample just before getting a tattoo.
    • In general, discuss your plans for getting a tattoo with your doctor first.
    • If you have a blood clotting disorder or are taking anticoagulants, your skin may bleed more quickly during tattooing and bleed longer than in other people.
    • To minimize the risk of serious bleeding, large tattoos are not recommended. If you still want a large tattoo, preferably have it done in several times.
    • In general, discuss your plans for a tattoo with your doctor first. Your doctor can judge best about the status of your blood values.
    • In the case of a chronic skin disease (such as psoriasis or sarcoidosis in the skin, for example), there is a chance that you may also develop your skin symptoms at the site you had tattooed. This is called the Koebner phenomenon. To reduce the chances of this happening, it is not recommended to get a tattoo at times when your skin disease is very active. And preferably, do not get a tattoo in places where your skin disease occurs frequently.
    • If you have ever had melanoma (skin cancer), or it runs in your family, it is not recommended to get a tattoo. On tattooed skin, new melanomas are more difficult to detect at an early stage.
    • In general, discuss your plans for a tattoo with your doctor first. 
    • Even if the work is done safely and hygienically, you are at risk of infection when getting a tattoo. When you have an immune disorder (this includes leukemia) or use drugs that can weaken the immune system, this risk is increased. Therefore, always discuss your plans for getting a tattoo with your doctor first.
    • If you have a heart or vascular disease, there is a risk that tattooing can cause endocarditis (an infection of the inner wall of the heart).
    • Because of this risk, it is not recommended to get a tattoo if you do not have your heart condition optimally under control.
    • In general, always discuss your plans for a tattoo with your doctor first.
    • Do not get a tattoo if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Not all risks surrounding tattooing for pregnant women are known. In addition, should you get an infection as a result of the tattoo, you may not use certain medications to fight infection, due to the risk to your (unborn) child.
    • The aftercare treatment is given at the end of your tattoo.
    • The tattoo will be paid for on the day itself.
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