Start your tattoo journey with Toochi Tattoos. We designed our step by step guide and full tattoo care range to make caring for tattoos so easy. Take the guess work out, follow our Ultimate Tattoo Care Guide and get the best all round care for your ink.
Getting a tattoo is something so many of us love, but what we often don’t think about is it is similar to a medical procedure; therefore proper, aftercare is required. Although many artists will give you aftercare instructions, they can vary so much artist to artist and be somewhat confusing and conflicting. Our mission has been to make tattoo care and healing as easy as possible, with the best product for every step, which are all also compatible, to make tattoo care easy and enjoyable.
We have the best tattoo aftercare with high-quality aftercare products that will ease the healing process for you.
We have put together our top selling products as special bundles such as our painfree package, basics bundle, less than your artist’s hourly and the all in one - Stashbox.
If you don’t know about aftercare, check out the step by step guide we have made to walk you through the process from before your new tattoo to the end of your aftercare and more! We have heavily tested the compatibility of all of our products so that they are best when used together, but if you have a fave from another brand you can swap out our product as you please for another care product.
How can tattoo aftercare comfort your pain?
After getting it tattooed, taking care of your skin is the best way to ease any discomfort. Numbing cream is applied before your tattoo and our numbing gel can be applied during the tattoo, then our aftercare cream can be applied to the area after the procedure and left to dry for an hour or so before applying your tattoo bandage that heals the skin without fading any ink. This way, the sensitive area will be away from bacteria and germs, reducing the chances of scarring.
Aftercare reduces the chances of ink leakage, infection, scarring, or irritation caused by clothes. You can care for your tattoo from the first day with our ointment and bandage.
Your bandage can be left on for 24 hours, then removed in the shower and washed with our Antibacterial Super Suds Tattoo Soap. Once out of the shower, pat dry and apply a light smear of our aftercare balm with clean hands. You can apply a new bandage and leave on for up to 5 days, or some people choose not to apply another one and carry on with their aftercare routine from here which is washing the tattoo 2 - 3 times daily with your Super Suds and then applying your aftercare balm after this. A light smear of Toochi Never Fear Aftercare is best so that it doesn’t over saturate the tattoo which makes it slower to heal. Follow this for the next 2 - 3 weeks and do not scratch or poke the scabs out.
Once you are coming to the end of the 2- 3 weeks and feeling like your tattoo is nearly healed you can switch to our Toochi Magic potion aftercare lotion which helps to keep your tattoo well moisturised and can also be used as a daily and long term lotion / moisturizer for tattooed and non tattooed skin.
Do not apply regular products; just use special aftercare items as normal every day soaps, balms and lotions have ingredients that can cause potential infection, scarring and damage to your tattoo.
Why is tattoo aftercare necessary?
Proper products after getting inked are essential because your skin is most vulnerable to infections right after getting a tattoo. It might sound too much for you as ink goes into your skin, but let us make it simple.
All you have to do is ensure you have a trustworthy artist and proper measures to take care of your skin. Not only do the aftercare products heal the area, but they make sure it doesn't fade away. So, look into getting high-quality and authentic aftercare products, or find the best tattoo aftercare from New Zealand at our store.
Important considerations before buying Tattoo aftercare Products
Look into these before getting an aftercare kit, as it will help in your decision.
Go for organic material items as they contain anti-inflammatory and non-irritating characteristics. Sometimes, chemicals in lotions or creams may cause itchiness, infection or other possible side effects, so it's best to look out for ingredients in the product. Make sure that whatever you apply does not contain any hydrogen peroxide, as that will cause an unwanted skin reaction. This is from Tattoo numbing cream, to soaps, balms and lotions too.
Some soaps, lotions, creams, or moisturisers have packaging which involves dipping your hands in, and/or reusing. Whereas Toochi’s come with tubes where no extra touching is needed. People who are hygiene conscious should go for tubes, pumps etc. However, creams and tattoo balms are also good go-to options if your hands are clean, like with our Never Fear Aftercare.
Fragrances And Alcohol
Any type of fragrance or alcohol products should be avoided. If you use smelling or alcohol aftercare products, then your skin will give an irritation reaction. They might even cause an infection in sensitive skin types. So, we don’t recommend using any products with alcohol or fragrant materials. All of our products have the highest quality oils for that yummy Toochi smell.
Tips For Fast Healing Of Tattoos
Here are a few tips and some cautionary instructions you should know:
Never apply Sunscreen or sunblock to the unhealed area. Also, do not stay out in the sun with fresh ink on total exposure.
Try using SPF full clothing or having sun-protective cloth on freshly tattooed areas.
Immediately contact a specialist upon feeling consistent irritation. The redness is normal, but you should go to the doctor if it stays for more than 6 weeks.
Do not touch the area unless you are applying aftercare products with freshly washed hands.
Fitted clothing is not recommended for at least one month.
No swimming in pools, spas etc, no baths, saunas or anything of the sort for 4 weeks
Avoid going to fake tanning sessions for at least five weeks. You can go once it’s completely healed.
Keep in mind that using synthetics and chemical soaps and cleaners will deform the tattoo or even ruin the ink.
Let the scabs stay on the skin; they will fall off on their own.
Why Choose Tattoo Aftercare ProductsA tattoo is not simply artwork on your skin; it is a wound that will take many weeks to be properly healed. During this time, you need to protect, clean, soothe and hydrate it by using high quality aftercare products. These 4 things require a variety of products ranging from soaps, bandages, balms and lotions.Our tattoo aftercare products are made with the input from leading tattoo artists. They are designed exclusively to maintain and improve the vividness of the ink design. Your ink will benefit from the cleaning, hydration, and lengthy vitality of our Toochi aftercare products. When developing the ideal aftercare solution, we put productivity and safety first.
Our Magic potion lotion is the best lotion to keep tattoos from fading. And it smells absolutely amazing too.
Here is how our aftercare products can help you:
Toochi Tattoo bandages: You can select large or small sizes. They will make sure that your skin is well covered and protected.
Toochi foaming green soap: This sterilising and antibacterial soap is perfect to use before your tattoo (or numbing) and during your tattoo, it completely sterilises the area, as you would with any medical procedure. It also reduces inflamation and is very soothing during and just after your tattoo.
Toochi Antibacterial Super Suds: We recommend switching to our super suds after your final wash down of your tattoo with Toochi green soap, as Super suds was designed to be antibacterial and gentle for the aftercare process (rather than sterilising which is more harsh), you won’t feel any irritation after applying this as it is very mild and non drying for your new tattoo.
Toochi Never Fear aftercare: Is our aftercare balm for soothing your fresh ink, and it can be used right after your tattoo is done. It is made with organic ingredients like Vitamin E, Shea, Coconut, and other moisturizing organic materials.
Magic potion lotion: The Best lotion for aftercare is our magic potion lotion. It will help take you from the last part of your after care process, where your tattoo is healed but still dryer than normal, through to a great everyday lotion for your tattooed and non tattooed skin.
The Best tattoo aftercare bundles in NewZealand
You can get the 'Less Than Tattoo Hourly Cost' Bundle with numbing cream, and Blue Lotus Extract for pain-free needle drawing. Plus, you get bandages for aftercare to keep the ink from fading. An aftercare balm will help care for redness, whereas Foaming Green Soap works wonders for keeping it clean.
The Toochi tattoo stash box contains Toochi Magic Potion Lotion that works as a moisturizer and a lotion. Next, we offer Toochi Never Fear Aftercare and Toochi large-pack bandages for healing the area quickly. Additionally, Toochi Super Suds works as an antibacterial soap to keep the area safe and clean. And the Foaming Green Soap and other numbing products are also in this box at budget-friendly prices!
People who got a small tattoo will love our essential bundle that contains Toochi Tattoo Numbing Cream, Bandages, and Toochi Never Fear Aftercare. This box will buckle you up for the safe journey of healing your skin.
All the bundles contain the best moisturizer for tattoos, good lotion, and best balms. Try us out and see for yourself!
Ready to order?
Go to our site and choose the best products / bundle for you, then add to cart and checkout.
We ship out orders every business day, and the following day when ordered after 2pm. We use the fastest shipping option available, from our NZ warehouse. Shipping will arrive at your location in a few business days.
When your order is shipped you will receive an email from us letting your know.
All orders over $50 have free shipping worldwide and for any other order, the usual shipping price is $4.50.
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1. What to do if I see scabbing around my tattoo?
Don’t pick on it; simply apply your tattoo aftercare.
2. How to know when to stop applying tattoo aftercare?
Once you see your tattoo ink is bright and vivid with minimum redness of the skin, it means your tattoo is healed and your can switch to your Magic potion lotion. But don’t stop your aftercare routine if you see redness. You can always follow up with your artist if you are worried about anything.
3. What should be avoided in the tattoo aftercare process?
Stay away from hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, and fragrant products, especially shampoos and soaps. Dry the tattoo area gently or pat dry with a clean towel.