Aftercare

WE USE THE FINEST TATTOO EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE IN THE INDUSTRY. EVERY CARE IS TAKEN TO ENSURE YOU GET THE SERVICE WE BELIEVE YOU DESERVE, AND WE OPERATE A FULL AFTER-CARE SERVICE.

PLEASE RETURN THE COURTESY BY FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW TO GUARANTEE YOUR NEW BODY-ART WILL PLEASE YOU FOR AS LONG AS YOU OWN IT !!!

THE CARE YOU GIVE YOUR NEW TATTOO GOVERNS HOW GOOD, OR BAD, YOUR RESULT WILL BE.

FOR THE FIRST THREE DAYS, THE MAIN PRIORITY SHOULD BE TO TREAT THE TATTOO WITH A VIEW TO PREVENTING A SCAB FROM FORMING. THE EASIEST WAY TO DO THIS IS TO WASH THE TATTOOED AREA GENTLY, THOROUGHLY AND OFTEN. WASHING YOUR TATTOO WILL PREVENT THE BUILD-UP OF DEAD CELLS IN THE TATTOOED AREA, REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF SCAB YOU GET, SPEED UP YOUR HEALING PROCESS AND GIVE YOU A BRIGHTER RESULT.

WHERE POSSIBLE, TRY TO REMOVE THE COVER FROM YOUR TATTOO WITHIN 2 HOURS.

TO MINIMISE THE CHANCES OF CAUSING ANY ADVERSE REACTION, ALWAYS USE A MILD, WHITE, UNSCENTED SOAP.

LATHER THE SOAP IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND, AND GENTLY WASH THE TATTOO TO REMOVE ALL THE OINTMENT, BLOOD AND ANY EXCESS FLUID FROM THE AREA. DO THIS UNTIL THE SKIN FEELS NORMAL TO TOUCH. CAREFULLY BLOT THE TATTOO TO DRY IT, DO NOT RUB AT THE AREA TO DRY IT AS THIS WILL IRRITATE THE SKIN. ALLOW 5  MINUTES FOR THE AREA TO AIR-DRY, AND BLOT YOUR TATTOO GENTLY AGAIN.  (WHEN IT IS TIME TO START USING AN OINTMENT, THIS WILL HELP  TO PREVENT ANY  MOISTURE BEING TRAPPED BETWEEN THE TATTOO AND THE OINTMENT. DO NOT APPLY ANY OINTMENT FOR THE FIRST 24 HOURS UNLESS ADVISED TO BY YOUR ARTIST).

WASH YOUR TATTOO GENTLY 4 OR  5 TIMES A DAY DURING THE FIRST 3 DAYS, THIS WILL HELP YOUR SKIN ADJUST QUICKLY.

AFTER THE INITIAL 24 HOURS, A SMALL AMOUNT OF OINTMENT MAY BE USED TO MOISTURISE THE AREA OF YOUR TATTOO AFTER EACH WASH.

( Your artist will advise you on which ointment they prefer you to use. )

SKIN-TYPES VARY ENORMOUSLY FROM PERSON TO PERSON, AND WE ALWAYS ADVISE ON INDIVIDUAL  AFTER-CARE.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS YOUR ARTIST GIVES YOU.

IF YOU ARE TATTOOED AT OUR STUDIO, ANY ADVICE WILL BE TAILORED TO YOUR PARTICULAR NEEDS.

The information offered above is the advice I give to the clients I Tattoo.

It in no way implies that this is the only way to heal a Tattoo.

You are advised to follow the after-care advice your artist gives you.

AFTER-CARE  TIPS

Here are some tips for helping your Tattoo healing process to be as hassle-free as possible.

Start your preparations for being Tattooed early, if you know you are going to be Tattooed, do yourself and your artist a favour by refraining from going out on the piss the night before. Drink plenty of water instead.

(If you have a high alcohol content in your bloodstream, you will bleed more freely and literally wash some of the ink out of your skin.)

EAT CHOCOLATE !

Well, at least try to have something to eat before getting your Tattoo. The most common question from first-time clients seems to be: “Do many people faint?”. People do, on occasion, faint when being Tattooed and often think that the pain of being Tattooed was the cause. This is generally untrue. When you get Tattooed, your body reacts by producing increased amounts of natural chemicals. Sometimes, you may experience a feeling like an adrenaline rush, and your blood-sugar becomes depleted. This is what causes most people to feel dizzy, or even to faint. If you eat before you get Tattooed, you can help prevent any adverse reaction.

DON’T STRESS IT !

If you are stressed-out by the thought of being Tattooed, don’t work yourself up.

Ask questions about the procedure if you are worried, your artist will be happy to put your mind at rest. Most people tend to work themselves into a state because their “friends” have told them about their horrifyingly painful Tattoo experience. Well, I’m sorry to burst another myth for you, but the truth is that people like to make things seem worse than they really are. The feeling of getting Tattooed isn’t excruciatingly painful in most places, just in a relatively small number of areas like knees and elbows,…oh, and armpits.

Usually, the feeling of being Tattooed isn’t much more intense than sunburn.

(You may also want to consider that your friends are maybe not as tough as they like to think)

BREATHE !

Seriously folks, you have to breathe when you get Tattooed. When you hold your breath and strain against the feeling of being Tattooed, you exaggerate the sensation. You are literally making it worse for yourself, and there is no need.

It’s also worth considering that the more stressed you feel, the more difficult it will be to Tattoo you.

Relaxed skin is much easier to Tattoo and is less prone to trauma and swelling!

It’s pretty easy to get yourself into a pattern of taking a breath when the machine is out of contact with your skin, and letting it out while the line is being Tattooed. This will help enormously, as you will be able to find a pattern of breathing that allows you to sit in a comfortable position while you are having your Tattoo done.
An aftercare leaflet will be given to you before you leave the shop.

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