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So, everyone's skin is different! Which means it's going to react and heal differently. With my background as a licensed esthetician, I have a bit of insight into what might be best for your skin for aftercare and can give my best recommendations!


What I am NOT is a doctor (praise be, for everyone's sake) and if you have any skin conditions or health concerns please connect with your GP about them. I want what's best for the biggest organ of your body :)

But in general...I recommend:

  1. After leaving your wrap on for the recommended time, you can remove it and wash your tattoo with warm water and unscented soap. Pat (pat! pat!) dry with a clean paper towel

  2. Apply a thin layer of the provided aftercare ointment/balm to the tattoo 2-3 times a day for three days (as needed, when it's feeling a bit dry)

  3. To maintain the longevity and health of your tattoo, continue moisturizing the tattooed area with unscented body lotion (Aquaphor is great!)

  4. Avoid moisturizers containing mineral oil, paraffin, or petroleum, and no Neosporin!

  5. And then! You enter the itchy phase. It's crucial you let your tattoo do its thing now; don't pick or peel scabs; it may cause the tattoo to fall out/lose ink.


  1. Long-term exposure to the elements can cause fading. Please refrain from exposing the tattoo to the sun for the first 2 weeks. 

  2. Tattoos in high motion areas are prone to fading and may require a touch-up

  3. 2-3 weeks after your tattoo: no soaking, sauna, bathing, swimming, or prolonged exposure to water (sorry, my nudibranch/selkies/mermaids!)


  1. Your first touch up is free for up to 6 months after your initial appointment

  2. Hand and foot tattoos will fade more quickly by nature- and additional charges may be applied for any touch-ups

  3. To schedule a touch-up, shoot me an email directly and I'll get you booked in!

  4. I love pictures of your healed leetle tattoos! So send me photos/tag @peachbabystudio and @peachbaby on Instagram of your healed bbs and you'll be entered to win some fun treats!

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