Helpful Hints & Added Advice
Always follow this tattoo aftercare and the instructions of your tattoo artist over the advice of friends. They may be well meaning but they are not trained professionals and bad advice may damage your tattoo.
Never re-cover your tattoo with a bandage or plastic covering. This will suffocate the skin as well as create a moist area where bacteria can grow and cause infection, or cause scabs to come off prematurely.
Do not immerse the tattoo in water or let the shower spray hit it directly. This will cause the scabs to be removed prematurely, often resulting in colour loss.
During the scabbing phase of your healing, the area may become very itchy. Avoid scratching or picking at the tattoo. This will remove scabs, which may cause loss of pigment and scarring.
Keep tight clothing away from you tattoo during the entire healing process. In the case of leg and footwork, do not wear nylons, leggings or tight socks against the area.
Stay out of baths, pools, lakes, rivers, oceans, hot tubs and saunas until the tattoo is fully healed (usually 2 weeks to one month).
DO NOT EXPOSE THE TATTOO TO SUNLIGHT OR TANNING BEDS FOR 4 WEEKS. After the initial four weeks, if you are going to expose it to sunlight or tanning, you must apply a sunscreen or sun block to the area (SPF 30 or higher) to prevent fading.
Always ensure that clean clothing is covering the tattoo and that you are sleeping on clean bedding. If you have pets that get into your bed, put a sheet on the bed during the day that can be removed at night to prevent pet hair and bacteria from interfering with the healing process.
TATTOO AFTER CARE
- Leave bandage on until you are able to wash it !
* DO NOT re-bandage expose to air as much as possible*
-After removal of bandage was it gently with hot/warm water and an unscented or mild anti-bacterial soap to get rid of any extra ink or blood from the application of your tattoo. so it doesn't dry and create scabs
- Apply a thin layer of A&D cream ( which will be given to you) after 10-15 minutes blot off any excess ointment with a clean paper towel. Moisturize you tattoo 3-5 times a day. you may also use Lubriderm or aveeno ( NON-Scented) or any recommended tattoo product after care product. (please read ingredients to products to make sure you are not allergic ) apply small amount and rub in well so its not white and streaky.
KEEP IT CLEAN, KEEP IT MOIST!!!!!
ALWAYS REMEMBER TO WASH YOUR HANDS when caring for your new tattoo, due to risk of infection !
(In case of infection seek medical attention)
Any further questions please contact me
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