Congratulations! You have just received a new tattoo! Please take the time to read over these helpful tips in regards to taking care of your artwork.
⦁ Remove protective tagaderm covering 24 hours from the time your tattoo is complete. Wash hands thoroughly, rinse the tattoo and surrounding area well with luke warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.
⦁ Do not re-bandage or re-cover your tattoo, allowing it to breath will speed up the healing process.
⦁ 24 hours from the time you receive your tattoo, begin moisturizing with non scented, non exfoliating lotion until healed. Please avoid oil based lotions as well as vasolines and ointments as they suffocate the healing area.
⦁ Be aware your tattoo is an open wound. Always wash your hands before touching your tattoo.
⦁ Wear loose fitting clothing when possible to avoid irritation to the tattoo.
⦁ In 4 to 10 days your tattoo will develop scabs and start to peel, this is normal. The tattoo will likely become very itchy at some points. Do not scratch, pick or help the scabs off as it will fall off when its ready.
⦁ Absolutely no swimming, hot tubs, sauna or soaking in the bathtub for roughly 20 days! Your tattoo is NOT safe for water exposure until all of the scabs have fallen off. Quick showers are fine but allow the tattoo 10-15 minutes to dry before applying lotion.
⦁ It is critical that your new tattoo have no contact with the sun or other UV light i.e. tanning beds or sun lights for 30 days. After 30 days use a very high protective sunblock, spf 30 minimum to ensure inks stay bright and vibrant.
⦁ Most fineline and dotwork tattoos have free touchups within 3 months of finishing your tattoo.
PLEASE NOTE : Tattoos that have not been taken care of properly based upon the information provided will NOT be eligible for free touch ups.
If you have ANY questions about your healing, please contact me! I am more than happy to answer any further questions.