TATTOO AFTER-CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Tattoo respects your business and trust in us to provide you with the
best quality tattoo we can create and apply on you. In order to get the
best results of your newly applied tattoo, please follow ALL these
aftercare instructions to the letter. If you have any
or a problem arises with your healing process, do not hesitate to give
us a call, we will always help you to the best of our ability.
Remove the bandage or protective barrier we wrapped your tattoo with
around the two to four hour mark, longer is
better, but I know I can't handle it. It is normal to see acute
swelling directly around the tattoo site. This will ease off
anywhere from a few hours to a whole day, it depends on how
react to tattooing and where it was applied..
Wash the tattoo gently with room temperature water that is clean to
remove any medications,
excess ink pigments and blood. Be sure to wash your new tattoo
thoroughly and gently.
Dry the tattoo
by blotting it very gently with a dry, soft paper towel or medical
knapkin. Only use white ‘unscented’
paper towels to avoid developing skin irritations. I prefer medical
gauze pads; they are sealed and sanitary.
Use only the recommended ointment that was provided to you upon the
completion of your tattoo
or session (A & D Ointment, Green soap). Do not use Vaseline,
vaseline containers are used by the whole family,
making them unsanitary. Gently apply a light covering of ointment after
spraying down the tattoo with green
soap over the entire tattoo and tamp it off with
paper towel or medical gauze pad.
Repeat this process three to four times a day for the next week or as
needed. ie. if you have your
tattoo exposed (which you shouldn’t) and you walk through a
wind storm thus contaminating it,
obliviously, it is wise to clean it again as soon as possible.
Around the second to third day for most people you will notice the skin
beginning to form a
protective scab. DO NOT pick at it or scratch it, even if it is itching
like crazy! Let the scabbing fall
off on its own. This is a very important time during your healing
because it protects the color and
the effects we worked so hard to achieve for you.
NOT soak your tattoo while it is healing. This means NO swimming, NO
soaking in the bath
tub, or sweating your nards off in a sauna, hot tub or whirl pool. Salt
water kills tattoos. To remain clean, simply
wipe down in a sits bath or hold
your arm or leg out of the shower. We recommend what we do for our own
tattoos, use your sink for the wash water and just wash off with a face
cloth. After you don’t stink
anymore, follow steps 2 to 5.
NOT expose your new tattoo to sunlight or extreme environments (ie. Use
your other arm to
reach into the oven, dishwasher, etc.) as much as possible, but
especially during your healing
process. Wear loose fitting clothing and it is our opinion to not
consume alcohol for 10 hours after
getting your tattoo applied (due to its blood thinning properties).
But...people are going to do whatever
they do, and then some.
seven to ten days for the average person your tattoo should be
adequately healed. Your new
tattoo is an investment in how you look now, so regardless of how long
it takes to heal, deal with it
and take care of it because this is the NEW YOU!
you have any questions or concerns, call us. DO NOT rely on information
given by ANYONE
other than a professional tattoo artist or family doctor.
you for your patronage, and wear your new tattoo proudly, because it
ordering from us, you are agreeing that you understand and comply by
our policies and agree to our terms.
understand that you have
researched and know what you are buying by ordering from us. All prices
are listed in Canadian
dollars, please reflect this on orders and
confirm any currency / price conversion with your bank. Incorrect
payments will be returned to sender without product COD.