How do I take care of my new tattoo?

 

Please follow these important instructions EXACTLY if you want your tattoo to heal properly.  Also, stay out of direct sunlight and do NOT soak or submerge your tattoo for at least two weeks.  Showering is ok, but get in and out.  DO NOT USE A FACE CLOTH AT ANY POINT DURING HEALING FOR CROSS CONTAMINATION PURPOSES.  

 

 

 

Day 1:

  • Leave bandage on for 1 hour.

  • Wash your hands with antibacterial soap and warm water.

  • Carefully remove bandage.  If it is stuck, then wet it with warm water and carefully remove. Discard bandage and do NOT re-bandage at any point during healing.

  • Wash your tattoo by hand with non-scented antibacterial soap such as dial pump soap with as hot water as you can stand without burning yourself.  The purpose of the hot water is to remove any excess ointment that was applied during the tattoo procedure.

  • Rinse your tattoo after washing with cold water (as cold as it will get).  This will close your pores and help hold the ink in your skin.

  • Pat dry with a CLEAN paper towel.  NEVER USE A HAND OR BATH TOWEL DURING HEALING.  CROSS CONTAMINATION CAN CAUSE BACTERIAL BREEDING AND INFECTION.

  • Wait 10 minutes and apply a VERY THIN coat of Inkfixx tattoo LOTION.  

  • Do not reapply until day 2.  

 

WASH AGAIN WITH WARM WATER AND ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP ANYTIME YOUR TATTOO APPEARS GOOPY AND AT LEAST 3 TIMES DAILY.  THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU NEED TO REAPPLY LOTION EVERY TIME IT'S WASHED.

 

 

 

Days 2 -3

  • Wash your hands with antibacterial soap.

  • Wash your tattoo by hand with non-scented antibacterial soap such as dial pump soap with warm water.

  • Rinse with cold water.

  • Pat dry with clean paper towel.  Wait 10 minutes.

  • Apply a VERY THIN amount of Inkfixx tattoo LOTION.

 

REPEAT DAY 2-3 INSTRUCTIONS EVERY 4 HOURS.  DO NOT APPLY LOTION MORE THAN EVERY 4 HOURS OR 30% OF YOUR INK WILL LEAK OUT AND YOUR TATTOO WILL HEAL FADED.

 

 

 

Day 4 thru Day 14  (Switch to Inkfixx OINTMENT)

At this point your tattoo should be forming a light scab.  THIS IS NORMAL.  DO NOT PANIC!!!!!!  It may also form a couple of small thick scabs, this is normal too.  DO NOT PANIC!!!  Because of the scabbing, the lotion will not be as effective.   At this point, we recommend  switching to Inkfix OINTMENT.

  • Wash your hands and then your tattoo with antibacterial soap.  

  • Pat dry with a clean paper towel and wait 10 minutes.

  • Apply a small amount of Inkfix tattoo OINTMENT.

 

REPEAT EVERY 12 HRS FOR THE DURATION OF THE REMAINING DAYS.

 

If it’s very itchy, you can use the Inkfixx Lotion 2-3 times in between using the ointment.  

DO NOT PICK, SCRATCH, RUB, or STRETCH your tattoo.  If a scab is picked, knocked off, or cracked before it is ready to fall off by itself then you will have NO INK IN THAT SPOT!!!!!


FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND YOUR TATTOO WILL HEAL BEAUTIFULLY.  

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