What kind of color is injected and what routines are maintained during treatment and information on how to care for a new tattoo is of course extremely important for Evildesign Tattoo.

Caring for your newly made tattoo is as important as the artist's work on your skin,

but not as complicated as one might think ....


First, - Forget everything you've read on forums on the web!

A tattoo is first and foremost a wound and like all wounds it needs to heal in peace and quiet.


* When the tattoo is complete, it is washed clean with a soap solution and a protective ointment is applied.


* Then the tattoo is bandaged with a compress and this should last for 1 - 4 hours.


* Then remove the compress and clean the tattoo with a mild soap solution and water.


* Air dry the tattoo. Never wipe clean with an old towel as it contains bacteria.


* When the tattoo is dry, grease it with a small amount with the ointment BEPANTHEN.

Never apply too much ointment as this results in the crust that is formed becoming soft and spongy.


* Apply only on new ointment morning and evening.


A tattoo is thus treated as a very common wound.


Most importantly, the tattoo is kept dry and clean.

Don't peel on the crust because bacteria on your fingers are your biggest enemy.

You can shower as usual but fast and short showers.

Never enclose a healing tattoo in plastic or too tight clothing. The skin must be able to "breathe".

(please read the article below)

Avoid bathing, sauna and sunbathing until the tattoo has healed.

On the other hand, being out in the sun with a new tattoo is no problem.


Unfortunately, getting a tattoo at a professional studio is no guarantee that the right colors and routines are used, even if the market is regulated. Evildesign has always worked with the best material and the pigment the market can offer and meets more stringent studio requirements than the current rules stipulate. When the work on the tattoo is done in the studio, it is now your responsibility to take care of the tattoo in the suggested way to avoid destroying the tattoo with an infection.


Evildesign Tattoo has been approved by Kalmar Environment and Health for over 15 years and during the same time has worked closely with the Kalmar County Council.



Never plastic around the tattoo !!!

"The use of plastic to cover a new tattoo may have got its start on motorcycle hits. I remember I first noticed it in the 70s and 80s. Newly tattooed people peeled off the bandage to show their friends their new tattoos and unskilled artists cracked the idea with a "see-through-plastic" bandage. No more excuses to peel the bandage anymore. Blood contamination was not a major problem during that time period.


What is the problem?
The problem is that plastic create a closed environment, which means that no air does not enter or exit.

This keeps all body fluids in a puddle on the skin. That surface can generate a temperature of up to 40 degrees celcius, which is a perfect growth environment for bacteria. Your new tattoo has been transformed into a bacterial greenhouse. Nice, huh?

That accumulation of body fluid - all fluids must flow downward and that is to the bottom of the plastic wrap.

There it will leak out and come into contact with people and surfaces, thus creating a multi-contaminated environment. Tapping a piece of paper towel at the edge of the plastic will not make the tattoo stop leaking or hinder the build-up of temperature.

Want to rub yourself against someone's body fluid?
I recently visited a studio where a plastic-wrapped client sat in the waiting room with the body fluid running along his arm down into the sofa's textile material. Talk about a contaminated environment. If such an unfortunate person enters our studio, we politely ask them to remove themselves because we do not want their body fluids on either floor or furniture. I also send them a copy of this article, which they can bring to their tattoo artist who is obviously not educated about bloodborne pathogens.


Not only is it disgusting, it can be illegal!
Most state tattoo rules, such as ours in Hawaii, specify what type of bandage you may use. Hawaii Department of Health Regulation 11-17-10-H “: The entire area must be covered with sterile bandage and tape.

It is even one of the questions on the test for our tattoo license.

The use of plastic bandages is not only illegal in most states, but also a cheap insult to the customer who deserves a better start on his healing. What does a real bandage cost? How do you price to prevent contamination? Plastic bandages is prohibited at serious tattoo fairs. The National Tattoo Association and the Alliance of Professional Tattooists have banned the use on their shows. It is time for all organizers of tradeshows to educate themselves and ban this widespread plastic practice.


Protect yourself.
Before you, as a customer, get your next tattoo - make sure you check the studio. If the studio uses plastic around the tattoo, it is time to find a studio where they have bothered to educate themselves and where the routines are well thought out.

If the studio can't even put the right bandage around the tattoo, what other mistakes do they make in the rest of the procedure?



Peggy Sucher
Skin Deep Tattoo Waikiki
Security Director, National Tattoo Assn
Member, Alliance of Professional Tattooists

The article is freely translated.