AFTER CARE INSTRUCTIONS
After having the second skin plaster on for 48 hours, under running warm water peel off the plaster gently. Wash the tattoo with a light unscented oatmeal soap/wash and air dry.
Apply a thin layer of any anti-bacterial ointment twice ( 2 times ) a day for a week
( any of your own choosing - makes sure it is unscented).
DO NOT PUT ON ANOTHER BANDAGE ( LET YOUR TATTOO OXIDIZE DURING THE DAY )
Make sure to gently wash the tattooed area ( if exposed ) several times a day with water ( H2o ).
PLEASE AIR DRY
Keep applying a thin layer of moisturizer and/or ointment after the area is cleaned.
( AVEENO Unscented Oatmeal Body Wash, AVEENO Oatmeal Unscented Lotion is recommended for those with sensitive skin. )
If the tattoo scabs a bit or develops hard layers, do not worry.
DO NOT PANIC.
It is normal. Never pick, peel, or scratch it.
Otherwise, you are at risk of getting an infection and/or removing the pigmented ink. If you have any other concerns
feel free to contact me on my work phone.
MORE AFTER CARE
For the next two weeks try to avoid areas such as the gym, saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms and any other form of sweat inducing and body exertion activities.
Always put sun screen, especially during the summer to keep the colors bright ( SPF 45 is recommended - there are no studies that proves that the higher SPF actually does any difference , but you can still use it if you prefer to ).
Continue to moisturize daily ( especially on areas such as hands, forearm, and legs)
Make sure to follow the prior steps of the after care instructions.
After getting tattooed, it is normal to see some redness and inflammation on the surroundings and surface of the skin.
It is natural for the skin to feel sore and there may be clear / white / black / red fluids under the plaster from the new tattoo.( they are residuals from ink and the moisturizer)
If an infection develops, the skin will react differently.
There will be a noticeable change of one or more of the following :
REDNESS : The area will either become darker or the redness may spread instead of lightening and diminishing.
PAIN : The pain continues or it worsens over time.
RASH : Itchy and painful bumps which developed within the tattoo.
* If you are experiencing any of these symptoms such as body fever, chills, shivering , puss and/or open sore(s) on the tattoo, immediately seek medical attention.*
T H A N K YOU
until next time.