Congratulations on your new tattoo!

We did our job now the rest is up to you. These instructions are written behind many years of experience with healing a tattoo, so please follow them accordingly. If you have any questions, please call us (248) 889-2024 and do not take advice from a friend. If you notice any ink loss and/or discrepancies, after your tattoo is completely healed, please call to schedule your touch up. With your full cooperation with these instructions, we will touch up your tattoo for free during the first 60 days.

 

Things you should absolutely NOT do:

  • NO direct sun or tanning for 2 weeks
  • NO swimming, hot tubs, or soaking in liquid of any kind
  • Do NOT pick or scratch (we will know)
  • Do NOT use any other ointments not listed
  • Avoid wearing tight clothing on the tattoo area
  • Do NOT use skin products such as bug spray, sunscreen, tanning lotion, make-up, perfume, etc. during the
  • healing process
  • Do NOT deviate from our recommendations without asking us first
  • ALWAYS wash your hands before touching your healing tattoo

Please follow these step by step, day by day instructions. They will ensure a nicely healed tattoo that will make us proud.

Tattoo Day

Now that the artist has bandaged you up and sent you home, wait 1-2 hours before removal of the bandage. Do not re-bandage your tattoo.

    1. Wash the entire area with mild soap and cool/warm (not hot) water.
    2. Gently pat the area dry and re-apply an ointment.
    3. Wash tattoo 1-2 times daily and apply ointment 2-4 times daily, as needed, for the recommended number of days based on your ointment choice.
    4. Be sure to use a thin coat of ointment, your skin needs to breathe to heal correctly. Too much is as bad as not enough.

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As your tattoo heals, you will notice flaking of the skin, maybe a little mild scabbing. There may be color in the peeling skin, this is normal. Do NOT Pick it. Your tattoo will itch, Do NOT Scratch it. These are general recommendations. Not all skin is the same. If you have dry skin, do not prolong the use of any product, only adjust the frequency.

It is now time to switch from your ointment to an unscented, dye free moisturizing lotion.

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Use your choice of the recommended lotion 5 times daily for at least 2 weeks.

 

Disclosure Statement /Notice for Filing Complaints

Public Act 149, which was enacted in December of 2007, indicates that individuals shall not tattoo, brand, or perform body piercing on another individual unless the tattooing, branding, or body piercing occurs at a body art facility licensed by the Michigan Department of Community Health. Body art facilities are required to be in compliance with the “Requirements for Body Art Facilities,” which provide guidelines for safe and sanitary body art administration.

As with any invasive procedure, body art may involve possible health risks. These risks may include, but are not limited to: transmissions of bloodborne diseases such as HIV and viral hepatitis, skin disorders, skin infections, and allergic reactions.

In addition, persons with certain conditions including, but not limited to, diabetes, hemophilia or epilepsy, are at a higher risk for complications and should consult a physician before undergoing a body art procedure.

If you wish to file a complaint against a body art facility related to compliance with PA 149 or have concerns about potential health risks, please visit www.michigan.gov/bodyart 

You may be allowed to donate blood within the standard deferral period if you present a copy of your client record from the body art facility to the blood donor facility.

Licensed by Oakland County Health Department (248) 858-1280

See your Doctor at the first sign of infection!