Here at Sakred Skin, we believe in natural healing. Your body has everything it needs to heal itself. We do not wrap our tattoos, unless requested because a tattoo is a clean scratch, not a dirty cut. When you cover your tattoo right after getting it tattooed - you don’t allow any oxygen to activate the platelets in your bloodstream, which won't allow it to clot. The faster the blood clots, the faster the tattoo heals so when you cover your tattoo or smother it with ointments, you are not allowing the oxygen to get at the “wound” and for your body to do what it wants to naturally. Cye does not like polysporin on his tattoos. Every artist is different so you should always listen to what the person who does your tattoo says (not google, your best friend or someone who has a tattoo). Your artist should know how their tattoos heal best, so take their advice :) Do not shower until 24hrs or the next day after getting a tattoo. On Day 3 you can apply a very small amount of unscented lotion (we prefer Lubriderm or Jergins) twice a day. Remember to use this sparingly because you do not want to over moisturize your tattoo because this can cause the scabs to come off early. If the scabs come off too soon - you can lose ink. Do not apply lotion right before bed, otherwise sheets and clothing can stick to it during the night and peel off. When you shower, be sure to not let the water hit the tattoo directly. You do not want to wash your tattoo, meaning that you do not want to scrub it. Let the water and soap wash over it and pat it dry with a clean towel. After all the flakey scabby skin is gone, you will notice your skin has a bit of a shine to it. DO NOT PICK OR SCRATCH YOUR TATTOO. It will become VERY itchy. Resist the urge to scratch because you do not want to lose any ink. Avoid pools, saunas, strenuous workouts, lakes, tanning etc. until your tattoo is fully healed. This will vary for everyone because every person is different. Usually 2 weeks you can expect for healing time, but it could be more could be less. If you are unsure consult your artist before doing anything.
If you are completely satisfied with your tattoo when you leave our shop - it is your duty to take care of it. We cannot monitor you and how you treat the tattoo, therefore you are responsible. Our artists have been tattooing for over 14 years and know how to put the ink in, so should you need touch ups...there is a $40 set up fee. We are 100% disposable, so we do not reuse any needles or tubes. This is more costly for each new tattoo - because we are using new equipment each time. However, should you plan on getting additional tattoos - there is no touch up fee at the time of your next appointment. There is no extra cost to pour more ink since we are already using a new needle and tube for your tattoo. Should you have questions please feel free to call or email us!
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