THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO YOU AND YOUR NEW TATTOO. GREAT LOOKING TATTOOS START WITH THE AFTERCARE PROCEDURE. PLEASE FOLLOW the aftercare as instructed by your tattoo Artist.

Adhesive film

 

This bandage will be left on the skin for up to 24 hours, should an excess of fluid buildup under film a small corner of the film may be peeled back to drain fluid. If there is fluid buildup around the 20 hour mark, you may remove the bandage.

 

REMOVING THE FILM FROM THE SKIN:

After the 24 hour mark, gently peel the bandage from the edge and back over itself. Do not pull upwards.

In case the film is particularly resistant, you can use some warm water to aid removing the adhesive from the skin. After removing the film, make sure to carefully wash the area with Dr. Bronner’s Soap (or anti-bacterial soap) and water, and gently dry the tattoo, be sure not to scrub or use abrasive cloths when cleaning or drying the skin. Apply a thin layer of Hustle Butter to the tattoo to ensure a moist layer for 2 days then continue with hustle butter or dye/fragrance free lotion. 

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Saran Wrap

 

Only do this process after the removal of bandage of your fresh tattoo within 1 hour of getting tattooed.

 

For the warm/hot compression you will need 2 clean towels, running hot water and Dr. Bronner’s Soap (or anti-bacterial soap), process will take 15-20 mins.

 

  1. Fill a clean sink with warm/hot water and soak towels.

  2. Remove bandage.

  3. Apply wet warm/hot towel to tattoo.

  4. Do not agitate or scrub tattoo, simply cover fresh tattoo with the warm/hot towel.

  5. When towel loses heat, replace with second warm/hot fresh towel.

  6. Continue this process for 15-20 minutes.

 

This process will draw out blood and plasma from the tattoo reducing healing time and preventing scabbing. Do not repeat this process for the duration of your aftercare.

 

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Daily Aftercare

Wash gently with Dr. Bronner’s Soap (or mild anti-bacterial soap) and dab dry with clean towel morning and night.

With clean hands, apply thin layer of Hustle Butter to new tattoo 3-5x’s per day, or if you notice the area begins to dry out. 

Do not expose tattoo to direct sunlight or use sunblock for 2-3 weeks.

Do not swim or submerge tattoo in any water for 2–3 weeks (this includes the ocean, pool, river, jacuzzi/hot tub, or bath)

After healing is complete, use of sunblock is encouraged to prolong vibrancy of tattoo or fading will occur.

 Healing time varies with each individual tattoo, generally in the 2-3 week range.

Do not pick or scratch tattoo. Allow tattoo to heal on its own.

 

If you have absolutely any questions during the healing process, contact the shop!