What to keep in mind before tattooing
A tattoo is, after all, a wound in the skin made with needles that make multiple incisions in the area of the body where the procedure is performed. During its healing, you may experience complications such as infections, irritations and inflammations, among others. Such complications can be caused by allergies, a weak immune system, etc. For the final result of the tattoo, it is essential that you follow our team’s instructions as well as the steps for healing your tattoo. Any problem arising from your tattoo that is not proven to be a result of malpractice will not be the responsibility of the studio or the tattooist.
We also want to inform you that certain skin types or areas of the body sometimes tend to produce so-called blowouts: areas where the ink seems to expand or become somewhat blue. It is practically impossible to know in advance whether or not this type of problem will affect your tattoo. Similarly, it will not be the responsibility of the studio or the tattooist unless it is proven that the appearance of blowouts is the result of malpractice.
Now let’s see how to avoid complications with your tattoos:
Please consult your tattooist or doctor if any of the following is true:
- You are ill or have a week immune system.
- You have had or will soon have a surgical operation.
- You are undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
- You suffer from neurodermatitis.
- You have infections caused by bacteria, fungi or viruses.
- You want tattooing in areas with fresh scars or recent burns.
- You have diabetes.
- You suffer from haemophilia.
- You have heart disease.
- You are taking, or have taken in the last few days, anticoagulant medication, antibiotics or cortisone.
- You have Hepatitis A, B or C.
- You have HIV.
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Leave the tattoo covered for the first three hours after the tattoo is applied. Then let it heal in the air unless your tattooist tells you otherwise.
- Wash your hands before curing it.
- Wash the tattoo with warm water and soap, preferably neutral pH. Gently dry the tattoo and apply a very thin layer of healing cream.
- The healing of the tattoo will take a month. During this time:
- Clean the tattoo whenever necessary but not excessively. Avoid leaving it too wet.
- Take short showers and avoid bathing and swimming for the first three weeks
- No saunas, UV rays or direct sunlight during the first month.
- Apply very thin layers of healing cream, 3 times a day for 2 weeks and once or twice a day for the next 2 weeks.
- Do not scratch or rub the wound.
- Do not do sports or energetic activities during the first few days after being tattooed.
- We offer total hygiene and disinfection of the work area and the objects that come into contact with the customer during the session.
- We only use approved quality inks.
- We have professional and qualified staff.
- We are at your disposal if you have any problem and we offer you all the necessary information for the correct healing of your tattoo.
Tips before you get a tattoo
- Do not take anticoagulants, antiaggregants or vasodilators (Aspirin).
- Do not drink alcohol or too much coffee.
- Do not expose the tattoo area to the sun or UVA rays.
- Do not eat seafood, spicy or heavy meals.
- Do not take drugs.
Other information to keep in mind
If you have any problem, complication or concern, please consult your doctor. You can come to the studio or send us an email with photos of your tattoo after 4-6 weeks so that we can check whether it is healing properly. This way, we can also determine if there is any need to retouch the tattoo.
And finally, we would like to remind you that a tattoo is forever. Nowadays there are quite good techniques for tattoo removal, however in certain colours it is still quite difficult to completely remove the tattoo. Before tattooing, remember that your tattoo is for life.