About Us

About our Company

Founded in 2000, The Aftercare Company is a market leader in providing aftercare solutions for use after tattooing, piercing,microblading and laser treatments. They are one of the longest established aftercare companies in the world and the UK's longest serving company.

Owner Shirley McHattie is a well-known name and face within the aftercare market and is the successful business mind behind The Aftercare Company's long-established brand.

A major part of the company’s success is credited to how Shirley has worked with her manufacturers over all their years of trading. This relationship and trust has ensured that the quality and consistence of all of her products have remained at the highest possible standard.

The success of her skin care range has allowed them to continually provide quality, therapeutic, cost-effective aftercare solutions.


All  products are produced in Laurencekirk, Scotland, and with the workshop situated at the edge of the Grampian Mountains; it is an ideal location for blending natural products.
Their  manufacturing facility complies fully with the Good Manufacturing Standard, a trade certificate of excellence. Using only the highest quality ingredients from nature’s abundant pharmacopeia, they guarantee that their skin care products are 100% natural. None of these Aftercare products contain paraben preservatives, petroleum, lanolin, food colours or nut oils.


The Aftercare Company sales office is based in Wirral, UK.
Orders can be taken there from individual customers, studios or salons either by calling direct or by simply placing an order online. 
The Aftercare Company also works with many established UK and International distribution companies who stock our products. 

The Aftercare Company is always open for new or established distributors around the globe to help expand their network further, so if you would like more information on stocking their products, please email all enquires to Shirley@theaftercarecompany.com


Awards & Accolades

  • 2003/2004 Specialist Skincare Brand of the Year – Prestige Awards
  • 2022/2023 Global Awards – Tattoo Aftercare of the year - UK
  • 2021/2022 Livewire Global Awards - Tattoo Aftercare Company of the Year
  • 2020 UK Enterprise Awards - Best Sustainable Skincare Family Business 2020
  • 2020 UK Enterprise Awards - Tattoo Aftercare Product Brand of the Year 2020
  • 2020 UK Enterprise Awards - Best Sustainable Skincare Family Business 2020
  • 2015 A1 Business Excellence Awards Skin Care Range of the Year
  • 2015 Nominated Businesswoman of the Year – Cheshire
  • 2012 Bronze Award for best innovative product from Britain’s Best Business Awards
  • The Aftercare Company was selected as one of the top 100 companies to go forward to the 2010 Barclays Trading Places Awards
  • Shirley was a finalist in the Women in Business category in Cheshire Business Awards 2005, and Northwest Woman in Business 2008
  • She was also nominated for Cheshire Woman of the year 2008 for professional Achievement.
  • The Tattoo Aftercare® recipe won the first ever Golden Bunny award from the BUAV in 2005

Community Projects

The Aftercare works with https://lendwithcare.org/ providing micro loans and grants to entrepreneurs in low-income countries to help them start up or grow their businesses.
We were part of a program providing grants to directly support low-income families most at risk of climate change while also helping to bring down CO2 emissions.
We are sponsors of a child and their family enabling the child and family to access school and health benefits.
We support the activities of Avaaz.
We support the UK Air ambulance service.