Tattoo Aftercare

  

If your tattoo is wrapped we recommend it stays on for 1 - 4 hours, unless otherwise specified by your artist. 

After removal of your wrapping a wash is required, an unscented low-level PH bar soap, such as Dove (unscented or sensitive skin), would be best suited.  Remember to wash your hands thoroughly before touching your tattoo. Wash your tattoo by creating a foamy lather in hands then apply lather gently to tattoo. After washing, rinse with luke warm water. Washing as described, is required 2 times a day every day for 2 weeks, unless otherwise specified by your artist.  Moisturizing 4-5 times a day with clean hands is recommended. For moisturizer we recommend either Lubriderm (unscented or sensitive skin) or one of the aftercare moisturizers our shop specifically carries.


During your tattoo’s healing process, you will notice sunburn like peeling which shows the colours of your tattoo in it. This is part of the healing process and should be expected. If any scabbing occurs do not remove it or you WILL damage your tattoo.


DO treat your fresh tattoo as a fresh open wound, take care when applying any cosmetics or deodorants within 6 inches of your tattoo, as any foreign substance entering your tattoo can and will most likely cause complications during healing. This also includes other people, pets, etc. 


DO NOT pick or scratch at your tattoo as you can accidentally remove ink that you’ve just paid for. Keep your tattoo out of direct sunlight during the first two-week period, as UV light can be very damaging to you as you heal; THIS INCLUDES TANNING BEDS. After the two-week period you should apply a sun screen SPF 40 or stronger to preserve the life of your tattoo.


DO NOT submerge your tattoo in ANY body of water, this means: lakes, pools, rivers, hot tubs and baths, as all of these can contain foreign chemicals and bacteria that can be damaging to your healing tattoo. Showering is fine while the tattoo is healing, just do not let the running water hit directly against your tattoo as hard water pressure may cause irritation or damage.


We do offer ONE free touch up per tattoo, as long as the recommended after-care is followed. Contact us within the first three to eight weeks after your original appointment. If you do not return within 6 months we cannot guarantee a free touch up.

If you have any serious concerns contact us immediately before seeking healthcare. If you are unable to reach us and/or your problem persists for more than 24 hours contact your physician.