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What should I do before coming in for a tattoo?

  • Do not consume drugs or alcohol for 24 hours prior to your appointment. 

  • Get a good nights rest.

  • Have a hearty meal & hydrate before coming to your appointment. 

  • Wear comfy clothes that allows easy access to the part of your body that the artist is working on. 

  • You may want to bring in sugary drinks or snacks for during your appointment, this helps to keep your blood sugar levels up, which may help you tolerate the tattoo more. 

  • If you choose to use a numbing agent, please follow the directions and apply for the suggested amount prior to arriving for your appointment.

  • When you arrive please inform us if you have any history of the following:
    fainting, low blood pressure, compromised immune system, Hepatitis, blood-borne pathogens, allergies, diabetic, blood clotting disorders, and/or seizer disorders. 

How do I care for my tattoo?


  • Leave your Tegaderm bandage on for 12-24 hours.

  • Wash the tattoo with warm water and soap. Avoid soaps with fragrances. Fully dry the tattoo. If you can tolerate it, wipe the tattoo and surrounding area with rubbing alcohol to ensure you get rid of any bacteria.

  • Reapply the 2nd round of Tegaderm as it was explained by your artist.

      - Be sure the bandage covers the entire tattoo and extends beyond the edges of the tattooed area.

  • Leave the 2nd round of Tegaderm on for 4-5 Days (there is no need for concern if you see fluid, this is your own blood plasma, white blood cells, enzymes, and excess pigment. It is working to rebuild your skin so leave it alone.)

  • Remove the 2nd round of the Bandage on the 4th or 5th day and wash the tattoo, following the previous steps.

  • For the next 2-3 days, a tattoo healing balm like our healing lotion is advised. This will assist the final healing of the skin, while maximizing skin rejuvenation. Apply in very thin layers, 3 times a day. Morning, Noon, Night

  • Moisturize the tattoo with Stay True Healing Lotion or a plain lotion e.x. Eucerin, Lubriderm, Aveeno (NO COLOR / NO FRAGRANCE). Continue until no visible dryness or flakes are apparent.

  • Once healed, always apply sunscreen to your tattoo while out in the sun to keep it looking fresh!

    DO NOT!

  • Do not soak your tattoo while it is healing. Showering is fine, but avoid direct water pressure on the tattooed area.

  • Do not swim (outdoor or indoor) for the first two weeks of healing

  • Do not scratch, pick or scrub your tattoo.

  • Do not go tanning while healing your tattoo.

  • Do not expose your tattoo to direct sunlight.

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