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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 4 hours

 

-After 4 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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