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Aftercare FAQ

1) How long does it take for the tattoo to heal?
Healing time varies from one person to the next. Generally, your new tattoo should heal in 7-10 days.

2) My new tattoo is itching and/or peeling! is that normal?
Yes. DO NOT scratch your new tattoo, and DO NOT pick at scabs.

3) I just got a tattoo. can I go swimming or tanning?
NO.You should avoid sunburn, as well as contact with salt and chlorine (pool water), hot tubs, saunas and steam baths while your new tattoo is healing.

4) It's been over a week, but my tattoo doesn't seem to heal!
Are you still using Antibiotic ointment? After 3 days, you should switch to a fragrance free lotion. Also, don't over-apply. Lotion should be applied only 2-4 times a day.

GENERAL AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS

1) Treat your new tattoo as an open wound. Keep it clean. Do not touch healing tattoos with dirty hands.
Before cleaning the tattooed area wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.
2) Carefully remove the dressing.
3) Using mild soap and cool water, gently and carefully cleanse the area and pat it dry. Do not rub with wash cloth or towel.
4) Apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment we recommend Fougera ointment, now available at Psycho Monkey. 
5) Repeat application of ointment 2-4 times a day, for 7-14 days.

Healing usually takes 7-10 days, depending on the size of the tattoo. As it heals, expect peeling like sun burnt skin. DO NOT PICK AT SCABS! Avoid sunburn, salt and chlorine (pool water), hot tubs, saunas and steam baths while the tattoo is healing. Itching is to be expected. DO NOT SCRATCH THE TATTOO

Any other questions about the healing process please contact us

A Tattoo touch-up is genrally done free of charge providing aftercare protocol has been adhered to



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