Wash the tattoo with lukewarm water and mild soap; rinse well.
Pat dry with a clean towel. Allow the tattoo to air dry for 24 hours.
After 24 hours thoroughly rub in aftercare, preferably an all-natural vegan aftercare with no petroleum. A product may be recommended to you.
Moisturize your tattoo twice a day, with clean hands, to prevent it from drying out. DO NOT OVER APPLY
Keep your tattoo dry and out of direct sunlight.
Allow the scabs to fall off by themselves instead of scratching them off.
* Avoid soaking the tattoo
* Do not expose your new tattoo to direct sunlight
* Avoid working out
* Avoid tight fitting clothes
* Do not scratch or pick at your tattoo
* Avoid swelling by elevating
Contact your doctor immediately if increased redness, swelling and/or pain occurs.
"Second Skin" After-Care Instructions
Second Skin, a sterile, breathable, waterproof, germ-proof barrier to protect your new tattoo. Leave the Second Skin on for 2 DAYS, remove if compromised.
The Second Skin will protect your tattoo from infection, abrasion, irritation and contamination while it is going through the most important part of its healing. It will also protect your clothes, sheets and loved ones from coming in contact with the excess ink, blood and fluid that are the normal by-products of healing a tattoo. It is normal to have fluids pool under the Second Skin during this time.
You can perform all your usual activities (excluding exercise) while the tattoo is covered with Second Skin. Be sure not to bump or rub your new tattoo excessively, or do anything that will scrape or peel the covering off.
Showering will not affect Second Skin; it is reasonably waterproof. You can quickly shower while healing. However, do not bathe or swim until your tattoo is fully healed.
After 48hrs, remove the Second Skin by carefully peeling it off of your skin. Do not quickly tear it off, as this can cause skin irritation. The easiest way to soften the adhesive is to stand in a warm shower for several minutes and remove the covering in the shower.
After removing the covering, rinse the tattoo thoroughly with warm water and wash, then rinse several times using antibacterial soap and warm water. Gently work any excess material off the surface of your skin using the palm of your hand while doing so do not use any wash-cloths, sponges or brushes.
After patting your tattoo with a clean towel, the skin should be shiny and dry. For the next 7-10 days, with clean hands, apply a thin layer of aftercare rubbing it in thoroughly twice a day or when it feels tight, dry, or itchy. Otherwise, let it air out and heal naturally. You might notice a few layers of flaky skin peeling, this is completely normal.
*If you feel a burning sensation or itchy feeling, please remove the second skin.
Cosmetic Tattoo Aftercare Instructions
Our clients have the best results using the 'dry' healing method. Keep your brows dry and away from water contact for the first 3 days or longer. Do not apply any cosmetics to your new tattoo until they are fully healed (10-14 days). Keep the area clean and allow to breathe, only applying healing balm/moisturizer when it is needed.
Brows are a minimum 2 step process, and sometimes multiple sessions may be required. Be patient during your 2 week healing process as your brows will change and appear different from day to day. Around days 4-7 you will experience flaking and your brows may look dry. Do NOT pick your brows and allow them fall off naturally.
Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in color and more sharply defined. This will happen for 2-3 days after your appointment. Swelling and redness is minimal with most clients and generally does not last longer than the first 1-2 days but will not prevent working or socializing. The treated area may feel a bit like sunburn afterwards but there should be minimal discomfort.
You may shower or bathe normally, but avoid using any soaps or cleansers on the treated area for the first day as they can be detrimental to the bonding process that must take place for the pigment to stabilize in the dermis. Ensure you keep WATER away your brows for the first THREE days or longer if possible.
The complete healing process takes about 6-8 weeks, at which time the true color of the tattoo is evident. During this process, your tattoo will soften and lighten. Be patient, even if you think too much color has been lost, as your skin is still regenerating and naturally exfoliating.
Wait at least 6 weeks to see the true color, as it seems to take on new strength, and it is only after 6 weeks that your touch-up/adjustment can be done.
* No water the first three days
* No excessive sweating
* No saunas or hot tubs
* No picking or peeling
* Do not allow brows to become super tight or dry
The Ink Parlour 1620 Dickson Ave, Suite B2, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9Y2, CANADA (250) 762-3013