Do’s for a Tiny Tattoo
1. Eat before your appointment
2. The adrenaline of getting a tattoo can be a lot for your system. Bring snacks, juice and water for during and after your tattoo.
3. If you are getting your tattoo in a place where there is hair pre-shave to save time!
Don’ts for a Tiny Tattoo
1. Stay away from water. Although you can easily take a shower with a protective film on, it is important to still monitor the time you spend in the shower. Prolonged exposer to water will weaken the adhesion, so avoid soaking.
2. Increased sweating. Be aware that sweating can weaken the adhesion of the film and cause the bandage to come off prematurely.
3. Don’t pick and pull at the flaking/scabbing skin. Picking at you healing tattoo can delay healing, cause fading, and increase the chances of infection.
4. Letting others touch the tattoo. Letting other people touch your brand new tattoo is and absolutely terrible idea. You have absolutely no idea where Thierry hands have been since they last washed them, and having dirty hand rub all over your new tattoo is just asking for an infection.
5. Stay away from the sun and UV tanning beds. Don’t expose your new tattoo to intense sunlight and don’t apply sun lotion to the area until it is fully healed. Once healed, keep your tattoo well protected from the sun and ensure you continue to moisturizer the area regularly. Healthy skin means a healthy looking tattoo.
Tattoo After Care
The initial stage of tattoo healing begins immediately after your tattooing session is finished. You should look at your tattoo as an open wound, and treat it accordingly. A protective bandage will be put on it to protect it from bacteria. You might need to change your piece of film depending on the intensity of weeping you are experiencing.
Many people describe a fresh tattoo as feeling similar to a sunburn. The area tends to sting a bit, and it can look red and become a little raised or swollen. This is all a natural part of the tattoo healing process. Unlike other tattoo healing methods, the film that we use will make it so you don’t see scabbing. Attempt to keep the film on for 3-4 days, after that you can take it off.
Removing the protective film:
The best way to remove the film is to find an edge of the bandage, and then to pull. It back over itself in the direction of hair growth. Pulling upwards on the film can be painful, so we don’t recommend it. The best way, try and removing the film in a warm shower. The warmth will loosen the adhesive, and make it easier to remove.
After the film is off comes a second stage of the healing process.
- wash your tattoo with warm water 2 times daily. Use a mild cleaner to wash the tattoo. DON’T use a washcloth, loofah, or any other abrasive material.
- rinse thoroughly, however DON’T soak the area. Keep shower time to a minimum. Pat dry with clean paper towels. DON’T use a towel or any other abrasive material. DON’T re=bandage. Once it’s off leave it off.
- Make sure you continue taking care of it by applying a small amount A+D vitamin or unscented lotion 2-3 times a day for the next couple weeks. More is better.
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