Aftercare is very important to the end result. Once you leave the studio, it is your responsibility to care for the beautiful piece of body art. Everyones healing is different, no two peoples tattoos or skin are the same.
Like any wound inflicted on the body, tattooed skin must protect itself from harmful outside bacteria and regenerate itself after any procedure or injury. Please feel free to ask or stop by and visit your artist if you should have any questions along the way!
Ideal Healing Stages:
Days 1-5 - Depending on invasiveness, slight swelling and tenderness that gets better gradually each day. Keep it clean, dry and very lightly & thoroughly use ointment.
Days 6-14 - Itching and flaking begins, and this continues until layers of dead skin have fallen off. Let it peel naturally so ink is not pulled out of dermis.
Days 15+ - Tattoo looks fully healed but may look slightly cloudy for a few weeks. Deeper layers of skin are still repairing, continue to use a fragrance-free lotion and still avoid contact with sun.
FOR BEST RESULTS,
PLEASE VISIT IN-PERSON FOR RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS!