Before getting tattooed, it is important to eat and sleep well to be in good shape for your appointment.
An analgesic ointment called Emla is sold in drug stores. I implore you not to use it before your appointment. This product hardens the skin and makes my work slower and more difficult.
It is important not to drink too much the night before your appointment.
I cannot tattoo you if you are under alcohol or drug influence.
Be careful of sunlight before your appointment, we cannot tattoo on sunburns.
Inform us about your health, if you have a medical case or take medicine that have an influence on your blood and immune system. Moreover, tell us about your allergies, mostly if you have reactions to medical bandages.
Dress yourself properly depending on the placement of your tattoo.
The skin will be disinfected with alcohol before tattooing, but wash the area that will be tattooed before your appointment.
As payment method, I accept debit (prefered) & all major credit cards.
After your session, your tattoo will be wrapped in a film called Saniderm. Keep this film for 24h to 48 hours, then remove it in the shower to ease the task. If the film removes itself earlier, begin the healing process and do not put a new bandage on it. If you notice an anormal itch and redness of the skin, remove the protective film, it might be an allergic reaction to the medical bandage’s glue. If the bandage is made from another material (ex: Saran Wrap) remove it before 2 hours after installation.
Do not put saran wrap on your tattoo during the healing process.
Take a new soap without perfume (ex. Dove) and use it only to clean your tattoo. For showers, clean your entire body and hair before your tattoo. The first day after you have removed the bandage, 2 to 3 washings of the tattoo are recommended to remove all fluids (lymph, blood, ink stains).
The next day, with clean hands, apply the lotion (ex. Aveeno) 2 to 3 times a day until healing. Only apply a small quantity of cream to let the skin breath.
During the healing process
- Use only showers and avoid water immersion (baths, pools, jacuzzi…);
- Avoid contact with animal and human hair (for tattoos close to your hair) – your pets should not go on your bed your bed sheets should be cleaned;
- Don’t expose yourself to sunlight (absolutely no tanning) – travel is not recommended the first two weeks after getting tattooed;
- For wrist tattoos, wear gloves when you wash dishes to avoid contact with dish soap.
If touch-ups are needed, contact us one month after your tattoo session. Additions or changes to the original tattoo are not included in touch-ups. Do not hesitate to contact us about any worries. If rashes or redness of the skin appear after applying the lotion, cease the application and contact us.
Reactions in tattoos
In the following cases, it is important to contact a dermatologist / doctor and not to self-diagnose. During the healing process, some ointments / medications cannot be applied.
Ink Allergy: If you notice an abnormally long healing / pimples / redness / scabies on a specific tattoo color, it may be an allergy to the ink. Contact me, I will give you the technical sheet of the ink in question (Eternal Ink) and then, make an appointment with a doctor / dermatologist. In general, color inks, especially red, are the main causes of such allergies.
Eczema / Acne: If you have a disturbing eczema or acne reaction through a healing tattoo, do not wait to see a doctor / dermatologist.
MULTIPLE BANDAGES AFTER-CARE
Keep the first bandage that has been applied at the end of your appointment, between 8 to 24 hours, giving it time for the bleeding to cease. Remove the first bandage if some water have infiltrated under the saniderm or if on the contrary, the fluids that were under the bandage in the first place are getting out. Remove the bandage while you are in the shower and clean your tattoo with a new soap without perfume. Dry it by pressing a scott towel on your tattoo. If some ink can be seen on the towel, clean it again until no ink appears on the towel. Applying moisturising cream under the new bandage is unnecessary. Place your new saniderm following these instructions: https://saniderm.com/how-to-use/ You can keep this new bandage on up to 6 days. But if new fluids accumulates under it, remove it and put another bandage. The maximum amount of time that you can spend with all these bandages is 7 days.
If you suspect an allergic reaction following the removal of the first bandage (pimples, redness of the skin, painfull itchings) do not apply a new bandage. Use instead the other way of healing.