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What to do before a Tattoo Session

  • Eat well the night before

  • Stay hydrated and get a good night’s rest. 

  • Cleanse your skin with soap and water before our appointment

  • Avoid putting on oils or lotion to area being tattooed.

  • Remember that the healing process can vary from person to person, and it typically takes about 2-4 weeks for a tattoo to fully heal. Always consult with your tattoo artist if you have any concerns or questions about the healing process.

Tattoo Aftercare

  • Leave the bandage on: To protect your tattoo from bacteria and environmental contaminants for 4-8 hours.

  • Gently clean your tattoo: Once you remove the bandage, gently wash your tattoo with mild, antibacterial, fragrance-free soap and lukewarm water. Use your clean fingers to remove any excess blood, plasma, or ointment. Do not use a scrub or abrasive materials. Pat it dry with a clean paper towel or a soft, clean cloth.

  • Wet Healing Approach: Apply a thin layer of ointment, tattoo-specific ointment, like A&D ointment or a fragrance-free, petroleum or natural based product. Avoid using too much, as it can suffocate the tattoo and hinder the healing process.

  • Moisturize: Over the next few days, keep your tattoo moisturized with a fragrance-free, hypoallergenic lotion. Apply the lotion sparingly, as needed, to prevent your tattoo from drying out and itching excessively.

  • Dry Healing Approach: Continue with routine sanitization however, hold applying creams or ointments.

  • Avoid direct sunlight and swimming for the next 2 weeks.

  • Avoid scratching or picking as this can lead to infection and damage your ink. 

  • Wear loose clothing: Opt for loose-fitting clothing that won't rub against your tattoo, as friction can irritate the skin and hinder the healing process.

  • Stay hydrated and eat a balanced diet: Good nutrition and hydration can help your body heal more efficiently. Consume plenty of water and eat a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals.

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