Shot of Ink

Here you will find all the required information about product safety, the risks of tattooing and aftercare 

Product safety:

We only work with products that are approved within the European standard NEN-EN 17169:2020. All of our inks are ECHA/REACH approved as well under regulations (EC)1907/2006 and (EU)2020/2081. When you get tattooed you will receive an ink passport from us, here you will find all inks used in your tattoo including brand name, ink name and batch/lot number. We strongly advise to keep this passport (together with the mandatory consent form which you will fill in before the procedure) at home so you always have a copy of all the info regarding your tattoo.

Links to the documentation (Material Safety Data Sheets and/or Technical Data Sheets) of our inks can be found in the link below:

MSDS/TDS forms


Getting a tattoo could potentially put your health at risk. Always make sure you rest enough and eat well prior to the tattooing process. Make your artist aware of any medicine use or skin problems/damage that you may have, skin that has been exposed to radiation therapy or plastic surgery, allergies, epilepsy, hypersensibility reactions, pregnancy or in case you breastfeed. All of these conditions can potentially have a negative effect on the healing of the tattoo and increased risks of complications. Skin that has been recently tattooed or went through laser therapy but isn't healed yet can also increase risks of complications when getting tattooed again.

Never get a tattoo when you are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, also don't get tattooed on birthmarks or spots of scar tissue where you have gotten skin cancer treatment.

Also don't get tattooed (or only with approval from your GP) if you have one of the following conditions:

- blood clotting disease

- epilepsy or heart conditions

- certain allergies regarding metals, preservatives or any other substances used in tattooing

- diabetes

- auto immune disorder

- immunocompromised disorders

- sarcoïdosis

Aftercare instructions:

The artist applied a polyurethane film on your new tattoo (also known as second skin). This film can stay on the tattoo approximately 4-7 days. The tattoo will heal in its own body fluids, this gives the skin an ideal wound climate to heal properly.

After 4-7 days you will follow the instructions below:

- Always wash your hands prior to touching the tattoo or the second skin film. Washing is done with a mild and hypoallergenic soap in a pump bottle, not a piece of soap.

- Gently remove the film and wash the tattoo with the mild and hypoallergenic soap.

- Rinse off the soap gently but thoroughly.

- Drying the tattoo can be done by gently applying a clean paper towel or a soft and clean cloth.

- After the tattoo is dry you apply a thin layer of ointment advised by your tattoo artist.

- You don't have to re-apply another film, just let it heal on it's own.

- Repeat the process of washing and applying ointment 2/3 times a day until the skin has healed completely. This will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks.

During the healing you have to make sure to:

- Don't take baths, go swimming or go to a sauna until your tattoo is fully healed.

- Stay out of direct sunlight for the first 2 months. When this isn't possible you have to make sure that you apply a proper sunblock on the tattoo (not in the first 2/3 weeks).

- Always wear clean clothing during healing.

- Let the tattoo rest, don't scratch it when it itches. Apply a bit of ointment to reduce the itch.

- Not apply skin desinfectant on the tattoo, they can disturb the healing process. Also antibiotics may not be used for the healing of a tattoo (only when recommended by a GP).

Signs of normal healing and signs of infection:

- body fluids and/or ink discharge is normal.

- redness around the tattoo is normal.

- mild swelling is normal.

- you can get mild symptoms of fever/chills during the first 12 hours after tattooing, This is also normal, if it doesn't go away it could be a sign of infection.

- when the tattoo keeps leaking body fluids after a longer period of time it could be a sign of infection.

- when the tattoo develops a weird/funky smell it could be a sign of infection.

- if you notice an increasing amount of painful redness, burning sensation, difficulty of moving the tattooed body part or red lines spreading away from your tattoo it could be a sign of infection.

Always contact your GP when you have signs of an infection to get a proper treatment for it. Also notice your tattoo artist. People with immune disorders should be even more careful as they have a higher risk of wound infection.

When you notice an allergic reaction you need to stop all ointment use and contact the GP. Also notice your tattoo artist, they are advised to keep a record of these incidents.

Attention: Shop visits are only possible on appointment! We don’t do walk ins.