Your new Tattoo was applied with the finest pigments and tools available. Now it is up to you to take care of the healing process so it will look nice for years to come. Remember….it’s all yours after you leave this Tattoo Parlor.
If you don’t follow instructions, your Tattoo will not look as good as it could. Please take care of your Art!!!
Your Tattoo will tend to spot blood or a clear fluid for 5-15 minutes. Clean your new Tattoo about one hour after application with a anti-bacterial soap. Rinse and pat dry.
You can apply a thin layer of the ointment recommended, 6 to 8 hours after tattoo application, and after cleaning with an anti-bacterial soap and allowed to dry. Be sure the layer is THIN, as too much ointment can actually hurt your new Tattoo by clogging the poors, curdling the ink, and allowing airborne particles to stick to it for extended periods of time.
If your Tattoo should start to bleed or secret fluid….this is a clear indication that your Tattoo needs more oxygen to allow the clotting process to occur. Simply clean your Tattoo of any lotion or ointment, and give it several more hours to breath, allowing the pores to clot. If your skin turns red around your Tattoo or becomes irritated, cut back on the ointment, and place a dry icepack to reduce the swelling. Call us immediately if you have any questions, so we can help you.
Always wait at least 20 minutes to apply aftercare product after your shower, unless otherwise noted by artist.
Your Tattoo will go through a peeling and flaking process, usually beginning at day 4 and will proceed for the next week or so. This is normal. You may think that it is coming off…but after this ‘ugly stage’ passes…your Tattoo will be set. Do Not Pick, Peel, or Scratch At Your Tattoo!!!!!!! Itching is normal in the healing process, and a non-scented lotion can be used after the peeling process is over.
Don’t use Neosporin or any healing ointments, Don’t soak your Tattoo for the next 4 weeks, Don’t let it get sun, sunburned, or use the tanning bed, Don’t wear tight clothing that could irritate it, Don’t use scented items to clean, moisturize, or fragrance your body, Don’t pick, peel, or scratch at it, Don‘t touch it without washing your hands first, Don‘t allow pets around it, or the paws of your loved ones…
Do clean your Tattoo daily with an antibacterial soap, Do allow it to get air, Do call if you have any questions, Do apply the lotion or ointment recommended once per day as instructed by your artist, Do show all your friends and be proud of your new tattoo.
PLEASE NOTE: ankle, neck, elbow, or knee Tattoos tend to take a little longer to heal and don’t necessarily stay on the first go around due to the pliability of the skin. If you stand on your feet all day or you are border line diabetic…..please pay close attention to the healing process. Let us know if you have any problems ASAP.
Enjoy your new art piece…it is ok to be addicted to art.
Notes: AQUAFOR is the only recommended ointment. You may also use the H2Ocean lotion, Tatwax, and in some instances Eucerin non-scented lotion. All are available at Red Tattoo Parlor. Please ask your artist which one is best for you and your tattoo.
Cleaning Your Piercing:
First, wash your hands thoroughly. Never touch your piercing or jewelry with dirty hands.
Saturate a cotton ball with warm water, and gently wipe away any “crusties” that have gathered around the piercing site. Throw the cotton ball away.
Apply a generous amount of liquid soap to your fingertip, and apply to the piercing site and jewelry. Make sure you get the soap everywhere, but rotating the jewelry is not necessary as long as you work the soap around the piercing and jewelry completely.
Rinse the piercing and jewelry several times with warm water, ensuring that all soap has been removed.Dry your piercing with a clean paper towel and then dispose of it.
Although it’s a very antiquated method, some piercers will still tell you to rotate your jewelry. This is not wrong per say, but I have found that it causes more problems than it solves. Any crusties or bacteria still on the jewelry are then introduced inside the raw piercing when the jewelry is rotated. This can cause irritation or even infection. It’s best to just clean the piercing and jewelry thoroughly without actually moving it.
Cloth towels, especially those that have been already used, can harbor germs and bacteria. This is why it is safest to use a disposable paper towel. Other single-use products such as gauze, napkins, etc. can also be used. If you must use a fabric cloth or towel, make sure it is clean from the laundry.
The proper way to clean your piercing with your sterile sea salt solution ONLY. This will apply to all but internal oral piercings.
Either mix or spray both ends of two q-tips with sea salt.
Hold one side of the piercing with the end of a q-tip while gently cleansing the other side with your second q-tip. Clean the surface of skin around the piercing and the piercing itself, removing any crusty particles that come off easily. (Do not force or pick those that do not come off right away as you can damage or tear new skin growing beneath it.)With another q-tip, soak in water and wash the piercing again to remove any salt excess that would leave your piercing white or chalky looking. There is no harm in this but will not appeal to others.
Shower: When in the shower, wash your hands with anti-bacterial soap then gently wash your piercing with anti-bacterial soap if you wish. If it is very sensitive, this process is not necessary, but be sure to clean it with q-tips immediately after the shower while the crusty particles are soft and all for easy removal.Repeat the above process 2 – 3 times per day, but no more than 3 as it will tend to make your piercing very dry and heal to quickly on the outside before the inside has had a chance to heal and omit all that it needs too.
If you have a naval piercing, you will clean your piercing for 3 months solid, regardless if acting healed or not. If you experience any redness, swelling, or infectious oozing out of the normal from initial piercing, please return so that your piercer may observe and deal with the problem. DO NOT USE ANY OINTMENT OR HEALING PRODUCT OTHER THAN THAT WHICH IS PERSCRIBED HERE.
Month 1: Clean 3x per day…twice with the saline and shower technique. Once with a small Dixie cup mixed with strong solution, turned upside down on naval for 5-10 minutes EACH DAY!!
Month 2: Clean 2x per day using the saline and shower technique.
Month 3: Clean 1x per day using the saline and shower technique.
If you have any questions beyond this, please consult one of us at the studio for more information.
Since our beginning success has walked in with the blessing of God Himself. We are a faith built and run business, believing in our dreams, our talent, and our future. It is our goal that when you leave Red, you will have had an experience like no other studio, feeling uplifted, and motivated.
Red Tattoo Parlor
171 N Mt. Juliet Rd
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122