Nick once climbed a tall pine tree when a strong wind knocked him off the branch. He fell onto the soft mossy ground where he had a geometric vision. He noticed it was in fact a large gust of flatulence that shook him from his perch. Now he’s constantly searching for new trees to climb.
Tattoo Aftercare Day 1: Leave the wrap/bandage applied by your artist on. Do not remove it until you are ready to shower. As you shower wash your tattoo with fragrance free soap and water with just your fingertips. Do not use washcloths or sponges. After showering, pat dry your tattoo with a clean paper towel. Allow the tattoo to air dry for 10-15 minutes before applying new plastic wrap. Do NOT apply ointment or lotion to tattoo. Ensure that the entire tattoo is covered.
Day 2 & 3: Remove the plastic wrap when you wake up. Wash your tattoo with fragrance free soap and water with just your fingertips. Rinse well, then pat dry with a clean paper towel. Allow your tattoo to air dry for 10-15 minutes before applying newplastic wrap. Do NOT apply ointment or lotion to tattoo. Wrap your tattoo with plastic wrap ensuring that the entire tattoo is covered. Remove the wrap twice throughout the day, and repeat the cleaning and wrapping process. Morning, Noon, and Night work best.
Day 4 and on: Stop wrapping your tattoo. At four to seven days into the healing period, the skin around and on the tattoo will start to peel like a sunburn. Clean your tattoo with soap and water, pat dry with a clean paper towel and apply “after inked” lotion 3-5 times daily to this area until fully healed. Do not pick the skin, or scratch. This will damage the tattoo.
Day 7 – 10: The skin should have peeled away and left shiny, wrinkly new skin. During the full 2 week healing period, avoid hot tubs, swimming pools, and lake or ocean water. They harbor bacteria that can cause an infection. Avoid exposure to running water for longer than 5-10 minutes
Day 14 and on: By the end of two weeks, the tattoo should look like it’s healed, though it will take a full 45 days for the skin tocompletely regenerate itself. Continue to lotion the skin 3-5 times daily until the new skin is completely regenerated. For the best appearance of any tattoo, lotion daily.
If you have any questions or concerns during your healing please stop into the studio or contact us at the Factory Tattoo 80 Division St. 2nd floor, Troy, NY 12180 518-810-9096
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