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Zen Tattoo Before & After Care


Before Tattoo Session:



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- Clients must wear a mask during their tattoo appointment 

-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).

-Due to COVID only the client is allowed at the tattoo session. Please do not bring anyone with you to your appointment.


-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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