And your new tattoo

The two weeks after getting fresh ink are crucial. Both your new tattoo and your skin need a rich yet gentle lotion that forms a breathable layer to protect your skin while your tattoo is healing.

“I've been using your products and they're so good, not only for the tattoo healing process but also for treating skin problems!

And the best thing of all is they contain only natural ingredients which is very important for me and my clients!”

- Robbie Flaviani, pro tattoo artist


The natural way

That’s where our Daily Moisturising Cream comes in. It’s light, nourishing and easily-spread, making it perfect for looking after your skin and new tattoo. And being 99% natural it’s free from perfumes, petrochemicals and paraffins to reduce the risk of irritation.

"I have used every major product and in comparison Balmonds is a notable winner. After recommending these products to customers, especially those who found their healing process to be more difficult than normal (due to dry skin, or a weaker immune system), the results were obvious: Balmonds works where other products have fallen short."

- James Conway, pro tattoo artist

How to care for your new tattoo

To ensure your new piece heals and stays looking as good as it can, we’ve outlined 8 crucial points to follow:

1. Listen to your tattoo artist - they’re the pros, what they say goes so follow their advice.

2. Leave your cling film wrap on - different tattoos will require different lengths of time to fully heal so however long your artist has instructed, whether it’s two hours or one day, follow their guidance and leave it on.

3. Wash the area properly but gently - take the wrap off, use a soap-free, unfragranced bodywash or cleanser, our Natural Shampoo & Body Wash is a great option, along with lukewarm water.

4. Carefully pat dry, don’t rub - and use a clean paper towel rather than a cotton towel.

5. Apply a thin layer of our Daily Moisturising Cream to your clean, dry skin and let it absorb.

6. Don’t pick the scab! If it’s itching resist the urge to scratch as you may pull out some of the ink and also risk scarring or infection.

7. Avoid exposing your new tattoo to water - for the first couple of weeks avoid long baths, showers or swimming (no pools or wild swimming) until your tattoo is completely healed.

8. Keep taking care of your skin! Even after the initial healing period, make sure you keep your skin moisturised, hydrated and in healthy condition with natural, unscented skincare, so your tattoo stays looking great and lasts a lifetime.

For more information on tattoo aftercare and your skin, check out the tattoo section of our Info Hub.