Tattoo artists and people with tattoos vary widely in their preferred methods of caring for new tattoos. Some artists recommend keeping a new tattoo wrapped for the first 24 hours while others suggest removing temporary bandaging after two hours or less to allow the skin to breathe. Many tattooists advise against allowing too much contact with hot tub, pool water or soaking in a tub for the first two weeks to prevent the tattoo ink from washing out. In contrast other artists suggest that a new tattoo be bathed in very hot water early.
We strongly advise you to follow what WE tell you . During and after your tattoo we will advise you on what we want you to do. The reason we want you to follow our instructions is so that if there is an issue we can figure it out very quickly what went on. PLEASE do not listen to myths/old wives tales or your friends!!! DO NOT TELL US WHAT SOMEONE ELSE TOLD YOU! Do what we suggest, asks questions while you are with us- too achieve the best possible results of your new artwork.
We will send you home with a very detailed aftercare sheet to follow. This sheet will not only outline your care instructions it will also give your suggestions for cleaning supplies and what cleaners to avoid.
DO NOT LISTEN TO YOUR FRIENDS! DO NOT GOOGLE/YOUTUBE/FACEBOOK/WEB SEARCH YOUR PIERCING!!
LISTEN TO YOUR PIERCER!
If you pay attention to your piercer and follow the guidelines you should have a trouble free healing. If you have a problem speak to your piercer, try and recall what has been going on in your life several days before your issue began so that we can trouble shoot the problem. DO NOT take the jewelry out if you THINK you have an infection- come to the shop!