How to Take care of your tattoo
Make sure your hands are clean before touching your tattooed skin.
Take the bandage off after 2 hours.
Clean the tattooed area removing all the coagulated blood, ink, and cream residue from the surface of your skin. Any glossy and jelly or viscous residues left can turn into an infection. If dries on it once the scab is gone, it can heal unevean.
After washing your tattoo, dry the area using a paper towel. Let the skin breathe for around 20 minutes until it feels completely dry.
Use ointment, making sure not to lock humidity between your skin and the cream film.
----Repeat this process twice a day for the first week.-----
Do not over-clean! Washing twice a day is enough for your skin to restore to its original health. There is a natural process going on while your skin is healing; make sure you respect that.
In case you have scabs, do not pick or aggravate them. Let them all fall off and heal by themselves.
Don't let others touch your tattoo! Due to cross contamination, be aware of surfaces you come in contact with, such as gym gear, floors, stairs, subway handles, couches, chairs, etc.
Don't sleep on your tattoo. Rubbing against the tattoo and surrounding area can damage and irritate your skin, causing an overheal effect, which expels more pigment than it should. It could require additional work to fix.
Do not soak your tattoo in water, such as pools, oceans, bathtubs, etc. for 2-3 weeks after having received your tattoo. Avoid sun exposure! Exercise with caution, making sure to avoid contact and to clean your tattoo afterward, but still not cleaning more than twice per day.
After a week, you can start cleaning it once a day and change your lotion for neutral and natural moisturizers, such as Aveeno or other water-based moisturizers.
The best healing process should peel like a sunburn.
Book a follow-up appointment, so that I can see your healed tattoo.
In case you need further assistance, please send me an email at email@example.com or call Sacred Tattoo at (212) 226-4286.
My materials are 100% disposable. I use disposable Cheyenne Needle Cartridges, Electra Pro inks, and Silverback black inks and grey washes.