TATTOO AFTERCARE

RENO TATTOO COMPANY- TATTOO AFTER CARE
143 N. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89501
(775) 322-6393

 

Ointment method:



1. First Things First. 

-Always wash your hand thoroughly with a mild, unscented antibacterial soap before caring for your tattoo.

-Remove the covering no less than 1 hour and no longer than 3 hours after receiving your tattoo. DO NOT recover your tattoo.

2. Washing your tattoo.
         

       A) The shower is the easiest and most effective way of washing your tattoo.
-Your tattoo will be the LAST thing you wash in the shower.
-Once ready to wash your tattoo, clean your hands with antibacterial / antimicrobial soap before touching it. 
-Use your finger tips and palm ONLY while washing your tattoo. DO NOT use  cloths, loofahs or any other objects to wash your tattoo.
-lather your tattoo with unscented antibacterial / antimicrobial soap.
-Once lathered, with moderate pressure do small circles using your finger tips and palm over the entire tattoo and the surrounding area.
-Rinse with warmer water. It is ok for the water to shower over your tattoo (this may  hurt but will insure best results) DO NOT SUBMERGE YOUR TATTOO IN WATER.  Continue to rinse your tattoo using small circles to remove all soap residue.

-Be sure to remove all dried blood, plasma, and ointment (failing to remove those  elements can result in scabbing and loss of color) . A second wash may be needed after your first initial wash only.
-Finally let your tattoo AIR DRY DO NOT wipe or pat dry your tattoo with a  towel.
- Proceed to step 3.
         

       B) Using a hand sink to wash your tattoo.
-Wash you hands thoroughly with unscented antibacterial soap.
-Run warmer water over your entire tattoo for at least a minute.
-lather unscented antibacterial soap over your entire tattoo and the area  surrounding it.
-Once lathered, with moderate pressure do small circles using your finger tips and  palm over the entire tattoo and the surrounding area. DO NOT use  cloths, loofahs  or any other objects to wash your tattoo.
-Rinse with warmer water (this may hurt but will insure best results) and continue  with small circles to remove all soap  residue.
-Be sure to remove all dried blood, plasma, and ointment (failing to remove those  elements can result in scabbing and los of color) . A second wash may be needed  after your first initial wash only.
-Finally let your tattoo AIR DRY DO NOT wipe or pat dry your tattoo with a  towel.
- Proceed to step 3.
 

3. Applying Ointment
 

- Use a pea size amount of ointment recommended by your artist at Reno Tattoo  Co. A little goes a long way. DO NOT glob ointment onto your tattoo this can destroy your tattoo. LESS IS MORE!
-Rub the ointment into the tattoo, it should be barely shiny once applied.

4. Maintaining your tattoo while it heals.
 

-You will need to wash your tattoo and reapply the suggested ointment a  minimum of (3) three times a day but no more than (5) five times a day. Be smart, listen to your body. Refer to  steps 2 and 3.
-Continue to apply ointment until your tattoo begins to peal (the top layer of skin  will lift off somewhat like a sunburn) usually 4-5 days.
-Once your tattoo begins pealing, discontinue the use of ointment and begin applying thin coats of unscented non-hypoallergenic lotion.
- Continue to use unscented non-hypoallergenic lotion until your tattoo is fully  healed. Usually 10-20 days.

5. Things to know
 

- The tattoo will “bleed” pigment during the first few days of  healing. This is  normal. We recommend you wear clean cloths that you wont mind getting  pigment on, it can stain and ruin your clothing.
-Make sure to have clean sheets. Washing you sheets daily is highly  recommended.
-Don’t go swimming, hot tubing, or take baths for at-least two weeks after being  tattooed.
-Don’t expose your tattoo to sunlight, tanning beds or any other source of UV  lighting.
-The extremities of your body such as feet, ankles, hands, and wrist tend to swell  more than other areas of the body, swelling is normal. To reduce swelling its  always a good idea to elevate the swollen area above your heart.

6. Foot tattoos
 

-Foot tattoos are tougher to heal than most other areas of your body.
-Maintain your foot tattoo as suggested in steps 2-3.
-We recommend you don’t wear anything that will rub or make contact with the  tattoo during the healing.
-DO NOT expose the tattoo to dirt, sand or any other matter.

7. Do Not’s
 

-Do not take advice from your friends about how to care for your tattoo. Follow these instructions, or call Reno Tattoo Co. with any questions 775-322-6393.
-Do not touch your tattoo with dirty hands or let other people touch your tattoo.
-Do not let animals near your tattoo or the areas you sit and lay.
-Do not wear dirty clothing.

-Do not Submerge your tattoo in liquid (baths, hot tubs, lakes, rivers ect.).
-Do not get lazy and neglect your tattoo, neglecting your tattoo will result in a  charge if there is a necessary follow up with your tattoo. Not to mention it is there for a life time, A couples weeks of caring for your tattoo properly will result in the best outcome. 

-Do not apply any non-recommended ointments or lotions to your tattoo.
-Do not glob ointment onto your tattoo, less is more.
-Do not use anything other than your finger tips and palm to clean your tattoo.
-Do not hesitate to call with any question or concerns about your tattoo
(775-322-6393) neglecting your tattoo is the worst thing you can do.

​Reno Tattoo Company - 818 S. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89502 - 775-322-6393