aftercare

Tattoo Aftercare Instructions

  • Remove bandage within two hours of receiving the tattoo unless your tattooer specifies otherwise
  • Your tattoo is an open wound
  • Avoid cross contamination & potential infection risks
  • Do not touch the tattoo with unwashed hands
  • Do not let anyone else touch the tattoo unless it is necessary to perform aftercare, in which circumstance they should wear gloves
  • Keep out of contact with pets or surfaces with pet hair
  • Make sure your sheets are freshly clean
  • All clothing and towels coming in contact with the tattoo should be freshly clean and not reused
  • You can shower as you naturally would
  • Wipe down all gym equipment, including home gym equipment, before use, as well as having a clothing barrier between your tattoo and the equipment
  • Wash the tattoo immediately after exercise or any activity where you become excessively sweaty
  • Wash the tattoo any time another person, a foreign object, dirt, oil, grease, or irritant comes in direct contact with the tattoo
  • When washing, run warm water over the tattoo first for 30 seconds to a minute until it feels soothing
  • Wash with unscented, liquid, antibacterial or antimicrobial soap
  • Do not use scented soaps or bar soap
  • Gently hand wash, never scrub
  • Pat dry with a single use paper towel
  • Do not use a cloth hand towel to dry the tattoo after washing
  • Apply a thin amount of ointment to the tattoo remembering that less is more and you never want to glop an excessive amount on
  • Do not share aftercare products with any person for any reason
  • Do not skip washing the tattoo before applying any type of ointment or lotion
  • Approved products include hustle butter, aquaphor, or aquatat
  • If you experience a break out or rash, discontinue use of your current aftercare and switch to a different product
  • Unapproved products include a & d ointment, triple antibiotic ointments, neosporian, or vaseline
  • When the tattoo feels dry, tight, or irritated, wash the tattoo and apply ointment
  • Do not let the tattoo dry out
  • After three to five days when the tattoo begins to peel, switch to a plain white, unscented lotion
  • Do not pick or scratch at the tattoo when it itches or when the skin begins to flake
  • Let the skin flakes/scabs come off naturally
  • Avoid soaking your tattoo in any body of water
  • Avoid direct sunlight on the tattoo
  • Avoid, lakes, beaches, hot tubs, and pools
  • Your tattoo is not fully healed until the shiny new skin layer is completely gone. Everyone will have individual healing times ranging from two to four weeks
  • You should maintian all aftercare procedures until the tattoo is fully healed

 

We offer free touchups for up to 9 months after the initial service.. Tattoo ink is a foreign object in your body which it will naturally try to push out. If you loved your tattoo when you left the studio, but it needs some touch up work, chances are it’s the way your body naturally healed the tattoo and not the way the tattooer performed the service. Understanding this is important. We would much rather you come back to us for a free touch up than throw your money away somewhere else.

Thank you for your business!

Don’t hesitate to contact us at 910.346.2059 or elitetattoogallerync@gmail.com for questions concerning the aftercare process or to schedule a free touchup.

 

PIERCING AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • New piercings are open wounds and it is extremely important to keep them clean to avoid potential infection risks
  • Only touch piercings after washing hands with unscented antibacterial soap
  • Do not let anyone else touch your new piercing or jewelry for any reason
  • Avoid any contact with chlorinated water, ponds, lakes, beaches, pools, hot tubs, tanning beds, and animal dander
  • if your pets sleep in your bed, make sure your sheets are cleaned regularly
  • Avoid sleeping on the location of the piercing
  • Avoid rough housing or other activities which will potentially bump, rub, or otherwise irritate the piercing site
  • Avoid putting anything on the piercing site, such as make up, lotion, or fragrance
  • You can shower normally, but avoid scented body wash on the piercing area or scrubbing the piercing at all
  • As a natural part of the healing process with any piercing, a white to yellow discharge will release from the piercing location and a crust will form that must be washed away
  • To clean your piercing, wash with provon antimicrobial soap 2-3 times a day or as needed. Rinse the soap completely off, then use h2ocean sea salt spray as the bottle instructs.
  • Clean your piercing after any physical activity including exercise
  • Do not let the piercing area directly touch gym equipment of any kind including home gym equipment or yoga mats
  • Avoid dirt, oil, grease, or other irritants on the piercing area
  • For oral piercings, get a new toothbrush and rinse with non-alcoholic antimicrobial mouthwash 4-5 times a day or any time you put anything in your mouth other than water including food, beverages, or smoking
  • Avoid neosporin, triple antibiotic ointment, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, bactine, or home remedies unless otherwise recommended by your piercer
  • Avoid tight fitting clothing, wool, or lace on the piercing area
  • Some piercings take an incredibly long time to heal. Consult with your piercer for the appropriate healing time
  • You should wait at least three weeks to come back to the studio to get your jewelry changed.
  • Body piercings, because of their very nature, can be prone to bacterial infections or rejection even some time after the initial piercing has taken place. Keeping cleanliness in mind throughout the life of the piercing is very important

 

 Body jewelry is a foreign object in your body which sometimes the body can naturally reject. This is not a reflection of the way the piercer performed the service. Understanding this is very important.

We offer one complimentary jewelry change for the piercings you receive at our studio.

Please do not bring in outside body jewelry for sterility reasons.

Thank you for your business!

Don’t hesitate to contact us at 910.346.2059 or elitetattoogallerync@gmail.com for any questions concerning the aftercare process or to schedule your one time complimentary jewelry change

 

Tattoo Removal Aftercare

 

  • Do not get the treatment area wet for any reason
  • The bandage that is put on immediately after the procedure is to be left on no longer than 2-3 hours
  • The area must be open to air after the bandage has been removed and from that point forward
  • Keep the treated area clean (without washing it) and dry (as opposed to keeping it moist when the tattoo was initially received)
  • The treatment area is an open wound until it has fully healed
  • Avoid cross contamination risks
  • Do not touch the treatment area with unwashed hands. Avoid touching it at all until the scab falls off
  • Do not let anyone else touch the treatment area or scab
  • Keep out of contact with pets or surfaces with pet hair
  • Make sure your sheets are freshly clean
  • All clothing and towels coming in contact with the treatment area should be freshly clean and not reused
  • Avoid dirt, oil, grease, or irritants coming in direct contact with the treatment area
  • Do not try to pick at or remove the scab prematurely
  • If the scab comes off too early it can lead to less than desirable results and/or scarring
  • Avoid any infection risks or anything that would cause the scab to fall off prematurely such as getting any moisture or wetness on the treated area. This also includes any physical activity that may cause excessive sweating
  • Do not let the treatment area come in direct contact with gym equipment, including home gym equipment or yoga mats
  • You will need medical grade shower patches or cast protectors
  • Make sure you have freshly washed hands or are wearing gloves when applying a bandage to avoid any potential of foreign bacteria getting sealed into the treatment area
  • Be very careful after a shower to sponge bathe around the treatment area without getting it wet
  • If the treated area is below the elbow or knee, elevate the area for 10 minutes every two hours or so for the first three days
  • No foreign substance is allowed in the treated area such as makeup or ointment until the scab comes off without interference and the expected healing has taken place
  • After the scab comes off naturally and as expected, massage the area 2-3 times a day with the tattoo vanish healing cream to aid with the healing of the “new” skin that has formed and minimize pinkness in the area

 

Understanding the information listed above is very important. The client takes full responsibility if an infection occurs or there is any other adverse healing. It is the client’s responsibility to carry out these instructions for the most successful results.

Thank you for your business!

Don’t hesitate to contact our specialist at 910.467.8505 or tattooremovaljacksonville@gmail.com for questions concerning the healing process.

 

DERMAL AFTERCARE INSTRUCTION

  • Dermals are a specialty piercing that require special care
  • A clear, breathable tegaderm bandage will be placed over the initial piercing, which keeps the jewelry flat. This should not be removed or tampered with for three days to prevent catching, tilting, or lifting, which can lead to rejection
  • New piercings are open wounds and it is extremely important to keep them clean to avoid potential infection risks
  • Only touch piercings after washing hands with unscented antibacterial soap
  • Do not let anyone else touch your new piercing or jewelry for any reason
  • Avoid any contact with chlorinated water, ponds, lakes, beaches, pools, hot tubs, tanning beds, and animal dander
  • If your pets sleep in your bed, make sure your sheets are cleaned regularly
  • Avoid sleeping on the location of the piercing
  • Avoid rough housing or other activities which will potentially bump, rub, or otherwise irritate the piercing site
  • Avoid putting anything on the dermal site, such as make up, lotion, or fragrance
  • After the first three days, once the tegaderm comes off, you can very carefully and gently wash the piercing site with your finger with provon antimicrobial soap. Do not scrub, twist, pull, or rotate the jewelry. Make sure to rinse all the soap completely off of the piercing site. Then apply h2ocean spray on a q-tip and gently rotate it around the dermal top. Do not lift up on the dermal top. Let the location air out for about 10 minutes, then apply a steri strip bandage (do a criss cross pattern for high motion areas) and continue this cleaning regimen 2-3 times a day or 2 weeks.
  • Wash your piercing after any physical activity including exercise
  • Do not let the piercing area directly touch gym equipment of any kind including home gym equipment or yoga mats
  • Avoid dirt, oil, grease, or other irritants on the piercing area
  • As a natural part of the healing process with any piercing, a white to yellow discharge will release from the piercing location and a crust will form that must be washed away
  • Avoid neosporin, triple antibiotic ointment, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, bactine, or home remedies
  • Avoid tight fitting clothing, wool, or lace on the piercing site
  • Dermals can take up to 8 months to a year to fully heal
  • You should wait at least 30 days to come in and get your dermal top changed
  • Body piercings, because of their very nature, can be prone to bacterial infections or rejection even some time after the initial piercing has taken place. Keeping cleanliness in mind throughout the life of the piercing is very important

 

Body jewelry is a foreign object in your body which sometimes the body can naturally reject. This is not a reflection of the way the piercer performed the service. Understanding this is very important.

We offer one complimentary jewelry change for the piercings you receive at our studio.

Please do not bring in outside body jewelry for sterility reasons.

Thank you for your business!

Don’t hesitate to contact us at 910.346.2059 or elitetattoogallerync@gmail.com for any questions concerning the aftercare process or to schedule your one time complimentary jewelry change