Marks and Punctures have a large selection of tattoo designs and piercings available, we are happy to work with your requirements and designs, giving the best possible advice along the way. Our shop in Aylesbury has a comfortable waiting area and sterilised rooms for piercing and tattooing. Find out more in the about us section.

Tattoo Aftercare

We use the finest tattoo equipment available in the industry. Every care is taken to ensure you get the service we believe you deserve, and we operate a full aftercare service. Please return the courtesy by following the instructions below to guarantee that your new body art will please you for as long as you own it.

The care you give your new tattoo governs how good – or bad – your result will be.

Where possible, try to remove the cover from your tattoo within two hours.

To minimize the chances of causing any adverse reaction, always use a mild, white, unscented soap. Lather the soap in the palm of your hand and gently wash the tattoo to remove all the ointment, blood, and any excess fluid from the area. Do this until the skin feels normal to the touch. Carefully blot the tattoo to dry it – do not rub at the area as this can cause irritation. Allow five minutes for the area to air dry.

For the first week, the main priority should be to treat the tattoo with a view to preventing a scab forming. The best way to do this is to massage 'Bepanthen' (a nappy rash cream available from here or places such as Tesco) into the tattooed area gently, thoroughly, and often (3 – 4 times a day). Moisturising your tattoo will prevent the build up of dead cells in the tattooed area, reduce the amount of scab you get, speed up the healing process and give you a brighter result. Try to wash and pat dry the tattoo before applying the healing cream. Continue to use the cream for two weeks or until the tattoo is fully healed.

The information offered above is the advice I give to the clients I Tattoo. It in no way implies that this is the only way to heal a tattoo. You are advised to follow the after-care advice your artist gives you.

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