What's more important than getting the tattoo? Aftercare. Here's how:
Use Dial or soft soap that is unscented & antibacterial during aftercare. For the first 3 days, at least 3 times a day, wash the tattoo and apply ointment. Wash after showering, working out, or anything that could've dirtied your skin. After 3 days, wash morning and night.
Use only clean hands to wash your tattoo. NO washcloths, towels, bath sponges, or loofahs.
Fresh tattoos sometimes "weep" during the first couple of days, meaning that plasma and ink form a thin moist coating on the skin. This can be dabbed with a clean paper towel. Press the paper towel to the skin and remove. DO NOT wipe the tattoo or be rough with it. Do not panic when you see the colors of the tattoo on the paper towel, or on your hands as you clean it. This is simply excess ink being sloughed from the surface of the skin.
We recommend Vitalitree or Aquaphor ointment. It should be applied after tattoo has been cleaned and dried. When applying, use gentle circular motions. Remember, THIN layers, to avoid over saturating your tattoo and entering the risk of an unnecessary infection.(ie For a palm size tattoo, you only need a pea size amount.) Apply after each cleaning, and when it feels itchy or tight.
Air drying is preferable
Maintain clean bedding while healing your tattoo
No swimming, hot tub, or submerging in water for 2 weeks minimum
Once scabbing is finished, and it's just slightly peeling, stop using ointment and switch to using an unscented lotion with high moisture. We recommend Lubriderm.
Nothing with SPF until fully healed. Once fully healed, SPF is encouraged to prolong the life of your tattoo (especially color tattoos!)
The client shall consult a health care practitioner at the first sign of infection or allergic reaction, or adverse reaction resulting from the tattoo and to the Texas Dept of Health Services, Drugs, and Medical Devices Group at 1-888-839-6676
For further instruction or information, please consult your artist. Not Google or our friend- your artist!
We can not guarantee your healing process if you use unconventional healing methods or deviate from recommended instruction. In this event, Coven Crafted Ink is not responsible for poorly healed tattoos.