Wash your hands and remove the plastic wrap. It is normal for there to be blood, petroleum jelly and ink under the film. Wash the tattoo with lukewarm water and a mild fragrance-free soap. Blot gently and allow to air dry. Avoid wearing white clothes, the tattoo will shed some ink and blood a few hours later (this is totally normal). Pay attention to sheets during the night* .
Avoid hot showers, the heat dilates the skin pores. This can cause excessive ink release or cause the ink to expand under the skin. Avoid contact with dust, dirt and pet hair* *. Do not allow tattoo to soak; no spa, pool, lake or bath, or even sauna. Once or twice a day, apply a thin layer of Hustle Butter. We strongly recommend the purchase of this product since it was designed exclusively for tattoo care. Make sure hands are clean when applying.
The tattoo will peel or flake. Do not pull or tear them, they will fall off by themselves. Avoid exposure to sunlight and UV rays* **. Be sure to put a thin layer of fragrance-free cream on your tattoo once or twice a day. It is normal for your tattoo to itch, run it under cold water or apply a cold water compress, this should calm the itch. Full healing may take 4-6 weeks. Avoid covering the tattoo with a bandage or similar.
Despite the precautions, it happens that a scab comes off and leaves a small imperfection. Alterations are guaranteed (according to the artist) for 6 months following the tattoo date. The excluded regions are the hands, the feet, the inside of the lip. Contact your artist for details.
*n.b : If you happen to find a piece of clothing or a sheet sticking to your tattoo, do not shoot! Put water directly on the fabric to gently loosen it.
**n.b : If you happen to be in contact with animals, dirt or dust and your tattoo has been exposed; wash your hands and your tattoo with lukewarm water and a mild soap.
***n.b : Following the healing of your tattoo and for the rest of your life, it is important to protect your tattoo from UV rays, consider applying sunscreen to your skin.
The care sheet is for information only, if you have any questions please refer, always to your respective tattoo artist. Care varies slightly from tattoo artist to tattoo artist and style to style.