Zen Tattoo Before & After Care
Before Tattoo Session:
-Tattoos are permanent, so make sure you are happy with your final tattoo design(s).
-If you have a Tattoo booked please avoid drinking alcohol or caffeine (the night before & the day of your appointment).
-Being hungover on the day of your tattoo can make the experience uncomfortable, and more painful than necessary.
-Allow yourself to be well rested & fed to avoid feeling light-headed or faint during your Tattoo Session.
-Please arrive on time. If you are running late please contact Zen Tattoo. If you are over 15 minutes late you will be charged a late fee.
-Never try to negotiate the cost of a tattoo with any Tattoo Artist. It is considered very rude and disrespectful to the Artist.
-If you are sick or feeling sick please reschedule your appointment. Give your body time to rest and heal.
-NO CHILDREN allowed during Tattoo Session.
-Please bring Photo ID (2 pieces).You must be over the age of 18 to get a tattoo. No exceptions
-Clients must have good hygiene and have clean skin for their tattoo session (to be considerate and avoid unnecessary risk of infection).
-Do not come to your tattoo appointment straight from the gym(or any other work or activity that exposes your skin to sweat & dirt).
-Please do not bring a group of friends with you to your tattoo appointment. It is very distracting.
If you need to bring 1 friend for support please ask in advance.
-We reserve the right to refuse tattoo work under the Artist's discretion.
-Tips are greatly appreciated!
Tattoo After Care:
-Keep bandage on tattoo for a minimum of 3 hours
-After 3 hours (or more) remove bandage with clean hands and wash tattoo with mild, unscented liquid soap (in a bottle/pump preferably)
and warm water. Keep washing until tattoo feels smooth and pat dry with PAPER TOWEL(do not use a towel)
-No need to re-bandage tattoo, just let it breathe
-With clean hands apply a thin layer of unscented lotion or Vitamin E Ointment after 48 hours.
Use sparingly, you don't have to use a lot of lotion. Using too much lotion can prolong healing time. If you are using an aftercare balm(tin) do not share it with others as it is unsanitary.
-Avoid swimming or soaking in a bath for at least 3-4 weeks
-It might get very itchy in the first week of healing, but please....DO NOT pick or scratch tattoo!
-Sun exposure causes tattoos to fade. So if you go out in the sun make sure you apply sunscreen (only after tattoo is fully healed)
-Practise good hygiene to avoid risk of infection. Stay clean especially while tattoo is healing. Avoid exposing new tattoo to dirty conditions & avoid excessive sweat from rigorous exercise, etc. Always shower right after any activities that will cause sweating. Keep your tattoo clean!
-Wear looser clothing that will not cause friction on the tattoo area during the first few weeks of healing.
-Use clean towels and have clean bedsheets for sleeping. If you have pets do not let them sleep on your bed while your tattoo is healing.
-Do not touch your fresh tattoo with dirty hands & do not let friends or anyone else touch it while it is healing.
***Aftercare is VERY important for tattoos to heal properly and look their best!
If you have any questions please contact: ZEN TATTOO
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