Hygiene and care instructions

Hygiene is our contribution
to a good tattoo

For almost 25 years, we at Wild At Heart have been committed to earning the trust of our customers through professional and hygienic work. After each use, our tattoo equipment is either ultrasonically cleaned, sterilized or disinfected or, in the case of disposable items, disposed of as a matter of course.

The functionality of our sterilizers is regularly tested by accredited laboratories. We only use high quality colours that are approved in Germany according to the Tattoo Agent Ordinance. The colours are sterilised according to the manufacturer and without heavy metals or CMR substances (i.e. without carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic substances).

The professional way of working at Wild At Heart has been reviewed by the “Apotheken Umschau” (“pharmacies survey”) and summarised in a time-lapse. Watch the video at: https://www.apotheken-umschau.de/Tattoo/

Proper care is your contribution
to a good tattoo

With the care you take over your share, so that the tattoo heals quickly. The freshly inked tattoo is first an open wound. In certain cases we will dress your new tattoo with a foil – but this will be decided on a case-by-case basis. From the first day on you should wash the tattoo once or twice a day with soap and dry it with a fresh towel. You can take a quick shower, but you shouldn’t go swimming or bathing.

If the freshly tattooed skin is tense, you can apply a thin lotion like Bepanthol or a tattoo ointment. The most common mistake with tattoo care is that if you apply too much cream, the scab may soften and start to wet the tattoo. This would delay the healing process. In the worst case, there is a risk of inflammation.

Experience shows that the healing time of a new tattoo lasts between 7 and 14 days. That depends strongly on your skin type. Avoid direct sunlight on the tattooed skin during the healing period. Do not go to the solarium or sauna. If possible, reduce your activities that cause you to sweat a lot. And above all: Don’t scratch!