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AFTERCARE

SECOND SKIN APPLICATION

Second-skin is a medical adhesive bandage similar to that of Saniderm. Your artist will apply the bandage to the tattoo area that should remain intact between 3-7 days with 5 days on being the ideal time frame.

 

You will notice ink and sweat form underneath with possible blood and in some cases, discoloration may occur. Be aware that it could look alarming And I can reassure you it is completely normal.

 

Once it is time to remove the bandage I recommend doing so in the shower under warm water to help with the peeling process. Once removed please clean with a damped paper towel or cloth to remove excess glue.

 

Once removed please apply a thin layer of unscented lotion between 2-3 times a day for the following 2 weeks to maximize proper healing.

 

In the event that the adhesive wrap comes off prior to the third day please peel off and clean and then apply either Aquaphor or A&D up to 2 times a day for 3 days after removal of wrap, then after the third-day switch to an unscented lotion for 2 weeks.

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOUR TATTOO

A tattoo causes trauma to your body. Depending on the placement, the size, and an individual’s hygiene, and daily activities, healing is different for everyone. Because a tattoo is an open wound they are susceptible to infections, it is best to follow the aftercare instructions listed above to lower your risk of problems during the healing process.

You should expect your new tattoo to be red, irritated, swollen, and possibly bruised. These are normal reactions to the tattoo area. Usually, you can anticipate 1 to 3 days for red or irritated skin to subside. If swelling or bruising occurs, this could last for up to a week, especially if tattooed in a sensitive area such as the feet.

Scabbing is a result of the body’s healing process. For some, your tattoo may have some scabbing. If you experience any scabbing, it is imperative that you do not pick at it. Let the scab fall off naturally. You will also want to make sure that you keep the area clean as well as moisturized, but do not over moisturize, follow the instructions listed above.

During the final stages of the healing process, typically 3 to 10 days you can expect the skin to start to flake and peel. It is imperative that you do not pick or scratch at the area, this could remove ink from the tattoo and damage it. A light slap, preferable over clothed skin, will give you relief when itching occurs.

If during the healing process you experience bubbles forming on the surface, not as common but can occur, stop applying any ointments, the moisture can get trapped and lead to possible scabbing; you want your tattoo to dry out. Make sure should wash the tattoo, pat dry it, and let it dry and peel on its own. Any scabs should fall off on their own, and if no trauma occurred such as scratching, the ink should remain.

 

 

My work is guaranteed and in the off-chance a touch up on your tattoo is needed you will be covered at no additional charge, as long as you return within the first 90 days.

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