tattoo aftercare

Step by step

The moment you leave the studio, it becomes solely your responsibility to take care of your tattoo...

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Before we start tattooing…

WEEK BEFORE

 

How are you feeling? I hope you're okay. Or are you under the weather? Any compromise of your immunity represents a problem during tattooing. Both because it makes the healing process difficult and because of hygiene and work safety. In addition, if you are taking antibiotics, your body will fight against foreign substances and therefore against ink. Email me, and we'll schedule you for some other day.

 

In any case, inform me if you have any of the following contraindications and ideally also consult your doctor if you have any doubts:

infectious diseases (sore throat, flu, jaundice, AIDS, ...) 

  diabetes 

  blood clotting disorder 

  increased blood pressure, heart disease

  allergies (e.g. for disinfection) 

  pregnancy and breast-feading

  you are taking blood thinners

  skin rash 

  epilepsy…

 

  Especially if you are getting a larger tattoo, I recommend taking vitamin A, C and moisturizing with panthenol. It will prepare your skin for the smoothest possible healing.

DAY BEFORE

 

  Instead of going to the pub, go to bed early and get a good sleep. Fatigue increases pain perception, and alcohol dilutes the blood and displaces the color. We will work better when you are in full strength.

 

   Do not sunbathe. Not even in a solarium. If you come with burnt skin, I can't tattoo you. We will have to cancel the session, and you will lose your deposit.

 

  Do not take blood thinners, but do not stop taking them without consulting your doctor.

 

  Do not take painkillers. They also dilute blood.

A FEW HOURS BEFORE

 

   Eat well, hydrate, and dress comfortably in something that will grant me easy access to the place where you want your tattoo and at the same time won't matter if it gets dirty. That way, you'll be as comfortable as possible and tolerate the tattooing much better.

 

  Avoid drinking too much coffee/caffeine, smoking, and, yes, alcohol.

AT THE SPOT…

 

… We will review your motif again, choose the exact location for your tattoo, and I'll lead you through the whole process.

  Before any tattooing, I need a signed informed consent to tattoo. You can see the full text below; check it out now. If you are under 18, your legal representative must sign it for you:

How to take care of your new tattoo

All materials that will come into contact with your skin during the tattooing process are disposable, sterile, safe, and first-class quality. After I'm done tattooing, I will professionally clean your skin, disinfect it and provide you with instructions on how to take care of it. The success and quality of healing are determined mainly by your care after leaving the salon. A tattoo only heals for a few weeks, but you have it for life. So read the following instructions carefully, and if anything is unclear to you, do not hesitate to write and consult me.


 

ALWAYS FOLLOW, REGARDLESS OF THE HEALING METHOD

 

  First of all, wash your hands thoroughly every time you come in contact with your tattoo. Strict hygiene is key to good healing and the prevention of inflammation.

 

  Do not use products other than those recommended by me for softening and regenerating the skin and under no circumstances use these without a consultation: FRAMYKOIN CHILDREN'S OIL BETADIN! I will advise and provide you with the ideal product in the studio. If you think you are allergic to the ink or aftercare product or have an infection, contact your doctor or me immediately.

  Don't pick at it. Your tattoo might get itchy. That's normal. Just don't scratch it. You can destroy your tattoo and infect it.

 

  Do not actively tan for 1-2 weeks—neither in the sun nor the solarium. Always protect your tattoo with a UV factor of at least SPF 50 if you want to keep it in the best possible shape.

 

  Do not soak your tattoo for 1-2 weeks. Watch out for water and sweat. Skip the gym and exercise, sauna, pool, and baths.

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Healing methods

MODERN HEALING - MY STANDARD

 

The most innovative and arguably the best way for the trouble-free healing of your new tattoo is Suprasorb F foil. It is a self-adhesive, transparent bandage that you can take off in 5 days. The breathable foil adapts to the contours of your body, protects your tattoo from external threats, and creates a healthy environment for its regeneration. So without any effort, you know that your tattoo is perfectly taken care of in the first few days.

 

  Showering is fine with Suprasorb F. Just be careful not to expose the foil to soaps and shampoos. Then it loses its "magical" powers.

 

  TTattoos can still exude a bit of ink and look "smudged" under the foil. No worries, that's perfectly normal. When you take off the foil and rinse the tattoo, it will look like it should.

  After removing the foil, I recommend treating the tattoo with a regenerating cream for another 1-2 weeks. You can buy tattoo cosmetics directly from me.

 

TRADITIONAL HEALING

 

   I will cover your tattoo with a protective cling film, which you will remove after 3-5 hours.

  After removing the foil, gently rinse the tattoo with soap (preferably gel, antibacterial). Let it dry and moisturize it with a product I will recommend. You can buy tattoo cosmetics directly from me.

 

  Do not cover the tattoo anymore. Only in a dusty environment, I recommend wearing long sleeves or pants for 1-2 weeks.

 

  Some color and blood may still be excreted from the tattoo on the first night. Be careful not to get your sheets dirty. If the wound sticks to your sheet, don't tear it off, but peel it off gently. If that doesn't work, moisten it with water.

 

  Tattoos should be washed daily with antibacterial soap and then moisturized 2-3 times a day for 2-3 weeks. You can moisturize less sweating areas (such as calves and ankles) more often. The purpose is to keep the place soft and prevent it from getting dry. But also to not over-grease it.

If you need a retouch

Sometimes a tattoo needs a touch-up. This most often happens in larger black areas. If a bit of color falls out of the tattoo or the color needs to be revived, send me a quality photo of the healed tattoo, and we will arrange a date for correction. But first, read what the correction is and when it applies:

 

  The correction covers a period of 3 weeks - 6 months from when I made your tattoo. Don't come earlier - the tattoo isn’t healed yet.

☞  If you come later than 6 months, the correction starts from CZK 1,000.

☞   If a correction is needed due to your incorrect care, the correction starts from CZK 1,000.

☞  If you are a no-show at the agreed correction session, the next session costs CZK 1,000.

 

Note that the correction does not apply in the following cases:

  Cover up tattoos

  Repairs after work by another tattoo artist

  Tattoos over scars

  Tattoos in unsuitable places, of which you have been notified in advance: fingers and toes, palms, back of the hand, wrists, neck, ear or behind the ear, insteps, joints such as the elbow, knee, …☞  (full list)

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