Tattoo Guide by Yayo Familia


Welcome to Yayo Familia's Ultimate Tattoo Guide. Whether you're considering your first tattoo or you're a seasoned collector, this guide is here to help. 

We’ll cover everything you need to consider: from choosing a design to aftercare.

Why Choose Yayo Familia?

Yayo Familia is a British brand committed to ethical skincare. We hand-make products for tattoo artists worldwide and everyday skincare enthusiasts.

Our products are:

  • 100% vegan
  • Cruelty-free
  • Eco-friendly
  • Made with natural ingredients

Knowing the best aftercare for your tattoo can be difficult. We pride ourselves on being industry-leading when it comes to our healing products, making sure your skin receives the best care possible when it needs it most.

But aside from thinking about the aftercare, here are some tips to help you prepare for a tattoo:

Preparing For A Tattoo

Choosing The Right Design

Your tattoo is a reflection of you. Take your time to choose a design that holds personal significance. Look through artists' portfolios and find a style that resonates with you.

Selecting the Right Artist

Research is key. Look for an artist whose work you admire. Check reviews and ask for recommendations. A good artist will be happy to discuss your ideas and answer any questions.

Skin Preparation

Before your tattoo appointment, ensure your skin is in its best condition:

  • Hydrate: Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your appointment.
  • Moisturise: Use Yayo Familia's vegan-friendly Tattoo Butter to keep your skin soft and healthy.
  • Avoid Sun Exposure: Protect your skin from sunburn, as damaged skin can affect the tattoo process.

During The Tattoo

What to Expect

Getting a tattoo involves some discomfort, but everyone’s pain tolerance is different. It's normal to feel nervous, but a professional artist will help you feel at ease.

Start by having an open conversation with your tattoo artist, if you are in too much pain just let them know and ask for a break.

Stay Calm And Still

Remaining calm and still is important for the artist to work effectively and create the best tattoo possible

If you need a break, don’t hesitate to ask. 

Tattoo Aftercare

Immediate Aftercare

After your tattoo session, your artist will wrap your tattoo. Making sure you care for your skin in the right way is important and investing in the right aftercare products is a big part of that.

Once you’re home, ensure that you:

  • Keep It Clean: Wash your hands before touching your tattoo. Gently clean it with lukewarm water and mild soap but avoid any soaps with harsh chemicals. Products such as Yayo Tattoo soap are perfect for sensitive skin.
  • Apply Aftercare Products: Use Yayo Familia’s specially formulated aftercare products to keep your tattoo hydrated and protected. Yayo Guard 2.0 can be a great barrier against any dirt or dust that might irritate your tattoo. Do your research to find the product most useful for you.
  • Avoid Picking Or Scratching: Let the tattoo heal naturally. Scratching can cause scarring and affect the final result. If you find that the tattoo is irritating you, look for products that can help reduce inflammation.

Long-term Care

Proper long-term care ensures your tattoo stays vibrant:

  • Moisturise Daily: Use our vegan skincare products such as our Yayo Tattoo Butter to keep your skin hydrated.
  • Protect from the Sun: Always apply sunscreen to prevent fading.
  • Stay Healthy: A balanced diet and staying hydrated help maintain your skin's health.

Common Tattoo Myths

Myth 1: Tattoos Are Permanent

While tattoos are meant to be permanent, they can fade over time. Proper care can keep them looking fresh for years.

Invest in the right care and products to keep your tattoo looking bright and healthy. As much as possible, try and keep it out of the sun to avoid any skin damage.

Myth 2: You Can't Donate Blood

You can donate blood, but there’s a waiting period after getting a tattoo. 

Check with your local blood donation service for their guidelines.

Myth 3: Tattoos Are Painful

Pain levels vary. Some areas of the body are more sensitive than others. Your artist can advise on what to expect and if you need to do anything to help manage the pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

How should I prepare for a tattoo? Stay hydrated, moisturise your skin, and avoid sun exposure before your tattoo appointment to ensure your skin is in the best condition.

What should I look for in a tattoo artist? Research artists' portfolios, read reviews, and find an artist whose style resonates with you. A good artist will discuss your ideas and answer any questions.

How painful is getting a tattoo? Pain levels vary based on the tattoo location, the complexity of the design, and individual pain tolerance. It's normal to feel some discomfort, but a professional artist will help you feel at ease and give you breaks where necessary.

What is the best way to care for a new tattoo? Keep your tattoo clean, apply high-quality aftercare products such as specialised tattoo soaps, avoid picking or scratching, and follow your artist’s aftercare instructions.

How long does it take for a tattoo to heal? Superficial healing typically takes 2-3 weeks, but full healing can take a few months. Proper aftercare is crucial for optimal healing.

Can I exercise after getting a tattoo? Avoid strenuous activities for the first few days to prevent sweating and irritation on the tattooed area. Speak to your tattoo artist for any specific questions and queries.

What if my tattoo gets infected? If you suspect an infection, consult your doctor immediately. Signs of infection include excessive redness, swelling, and pus.

How can I keep my tattoo looking vibrant? Moisturise daily, protect it from the sun by applying sunscreen, and stay hydrated to maintain your skin’s health.

Can I donate blood after getting a tattoo? Yes, but there is usually a waiting period after getting a tattoo. Check with your local blood donation service for specific guidelines.

Are there any myths about tattoos I should be aware of? Common myths include tattoos being extremely painful and permanent without fading. Pain levels vary, and proper care can help maintain the tattoo's appearance for years.

Passionate About Tattoos + Skincare

At Yayo Familia, we’re passionate about tattoos and skincare.

Our products are designed to protect your body art and speed up the healing process, ensuring it remains a source of pride for years to come. Remember, a tattoo is a lifelong commitment. Proper care is essential for keeping it looking its best. Happy tattooing!

About Yayo Familia

Yayo Familia is an ethical, innovative brand dedicated to providing the best skincare for tattoo enthusiasts. Our commitment to being 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly ensures you can trust our products with your skin. Discover our range today and join the Yayo Familia community.

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