Tattoo Care -
Before the tattoo arrive well rested and be sure to have eaten something
After the tattoo keep the tattoo clean, apply moisturizer, don’t pick or scratch the tattoo, stay out of the sun, swimming pool, sauna and sea for at least four weeks
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Before obtaining a tattoo it’s important you prepare your self. We have to have our canvas in first-rate condition!
* You should come at your appointment relaxed and well rested. Keep in mind, getting a great tattoo is not a short procedure.
Don’t schedule your appointment just before important engagements.
Allow yourself the appropriate time and space to finish the process.
*Ink will be present
Dress in clothes that you won’t mind getting dirty.
Additionally, make sure the clothes you select are light enough that they won’t rub or otherwise chafe your new tattoo.
*Avoid tanning and direct sunlight 1 to 2 weeks before your appointment
*DO NOT come to your appointment on an empty stomach
Doing so can lead to cardiac and circulatory complications.
You should have eaten a reasonable amount a couple of hours before.
*DO NOT consume any drugs on or the day before your appointment
These chemicals will change your blood and the tattooing process will pointlessly take more time than it has to.
The usage of these substances will negatively affect the artists’ capability to provide you with the best tattoo possible.
*DO NOT book an appointment immediately before a vacation (if you’re going anywhere where your new tattoo will be exposed to strong sun)
The same applies to the period after a holiday, where your skin has already been exposed to strong sun.
*DO NOT get a tattoo if you have epilepsy, hemophilia or diabetes
*Also, be sure to inform your tattoo artist about any existing allergies
If you have any medical conditions (especially HIV or hepatitis), you are obligated to inform the artist.
The term aftercare refers to the suggested procedures to take after the tattoo or modification has been performed.
Aftercare encompasses many different actions. The primary set of which include how you ought to wash the modification, with what and how frequently. There are numerous guidelines and tricks. All of which aim to ensure the trouble-free healing of every modification. Good aftercare will maximize the modification’s probability of correct, natural healing. Bad aftercare can ensure a poor end result and, in some cases, even failure.
* Leave your new tattoo wrapped within the protective material applied at the studio for approximately four hours
* Once unwrapped, wash the tattoo well. Be sure this is done with warm soapy water and clean fingers
* After washing the tattoo, gently pat the tattoo dry with a clean paper towel and allow the tattoo to air-dry for about 10 to 15 minutes
* DO NOT re-bandage the tattoo once it has been unwrapped
* DO NOT shave or wax the area until the tattoo is totally healed
This typically means nothing done to the tattooed area for the first month or so.
* It is best to apply a thin layer of Vitamin A + Vitamin D ointment to the tattoo 4 to 6 times a day
Gently wipe off any surplus ointment before each new application.
This should be kept up for at least 3 to 4 days.
* The tattoo will start to flake somewhere between 3 and 6 days after having been applied
NOT pick or scratch. Let the skin peel naturally.
* While using the lotion or washing the tattoo you will notice the same small pieces of colored dry skin coming off. This is normal. It is simply the removal of the top layer of dead skin. Your tattoo is not disappearing!
Unscented dry skin lotion can be applied to the tattoo about 3 to 4 times a day
≡ This should be repeated until the tattoo has completely finished peeling.
* If possible, wear loose fitting clothes over your new tattoo
Be careful not to ‘suffocate’ the newly tattooed area, especially with socks or pantyhose.
* Avoid tanning and all forms of direct sunlight on the new tattoo for the first 4 weeks
* Also avoid swimming, hot tubes and saunas for the first 4 weeks
* If the tattoo is in an area where it can be exposed to air, allow it to breath
Allowing the tattoo to breathe will help the healing process.
Your body and good, clean oxygen are what’s going to really heal your new tattoo.
* Even when the tattoo has completely healed, we recommend that you apply SPF 50+ sunscreen to the tattooed area in order to keep the art sharp for years to come.