So since I have not had any leisurely time to write posts on here, I am stealing this post from our tattoo shop's website!
Many artists and tattoo shops have different methods and products to use in their aftercare. I, in no way am claiming that mine is better or more right than another artist's. These are my methods and that is all.
2- Wash your tattoo off. Use anti-bacterial soap such as Liquid Dial or Dial Gold bar soap. Be gentle, you were stabbed many times and your skin is probably mad at you. Lather it up and make sure you get all the plasma and blood off of you (if there is any). Rinse your new tattoo with warm water and then pat it dry. Don't wipe. Again, your skin is probably pretty mad at you.
4- Ointment! Now this part is important. lack of this step can cause your tattoo healing time to take forever if you neglect to take care of it. Sometimes that can even void the "FREE TOUCH UP" offer (if your artists offers one).
We here at Tatty Zaps Tattoos prefer you to use 1 of 4 things (in order from best option to last resort).
2- Aquaphor, you can buy it pretty much anywhere. Wal-Mart, Target, CVS, Rite- Aid, ext.
3- Burts Bees, yup you heard me. It works great.
4- Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, like I said... Last resort!
Do NOT use Vasoline, A&D, or Neosporin!!!!
Wash your hands first. Then apply a very light coat, covering the whole tattoo. Do this at Least twice a day (once in the morning and once at night). If you're able to, apply a coat in between during the middle of the day.
Do this everyday, until all the scabs have fallen off (the average person should be scab free within 5-10 days).
If you have any questions or concerns, IMMEDIATELY contact your tattoo artist and they will do their best to make sure you're taken care of!
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2531 Piedmont Rd. NE
Suite 100 Salon 502
Peace Love and Tattoos