How to take care of your tattoos
Aftercare is critical to the healing process and the longevity of your tattoo. Simply put, the better you look after your tattoo within the first two weeks, the brighter the colors will be, and the longer the detail will last.
- Remove the bandage in 4 to 5 hours
- WASH with HOT water and soap. Let it air dry.
- When the tattoo is completely dry, apply a layer of ointment, rebandage, and wear throughout the night.
- Remove the bandage in the morning, and again wash your tattoo in HOT water and soap, let it air dry, and then apply ointment and rebandage.
- Keep washing and rebandaging your tattoo throughout the day, every 5 to 6 hours. (This will be slightly uncomfortable but is very necessary in helping the tattoo heal well.)
- After two days of washing and bandaging, remove bandages and leave your tattoo dry for 7 to 10 days, or until your tattoo is fully healed. Your tattoo will be fully healed when the peeling and flaking is completely done.
- You can begin to use lotion on your tattoo approximately 7 to 10 days after you get it done if no scabbing is present.
- Tattoo will begin to peel and flake after about 5 days.
- Do NOT pick at your tattoo; let it heal in its own time.
- If scabbing occurs, do not pick it or scratch it. Also make sure not to get any lotion into the scabs.
- Do NOT exercise or sweat until tattoo is fully healed; sweat can cause infection and can potentially damage your tattoo.
- After your tattoo is fully healed, apply liberal amounts of sun block every time you go outside.
- You have been tattooed in a professional studio. It is now up to you to make sure your tattoo heals properly by following these instructions.
It is common to have slight discomfort, redness and/or warmth after a tattoo. SEEK PROMPT MEDICAL ATTENTION if you have any of the following symptoms as they may be signs of infection: PAIN, EXTREME REDNESS, SWELLING OR PUS-LIKE DRAINAGE.
If you have ANY questions or concerns about the way your tattoo is healing, please give us a call IMMEDIATELY at (602) 923-1199
Frequently Asked Questions
How old do I have to be to get a tattoo?
Divinity Tattoo will not under any circumstance tattoo anyone under the age of 18.
How much does a tattoo cost?
Our pricing starts at a minimum of $60 and goes up from there. We can not give you a quote over the phone or via email due to the fact that there are too many items that factor into the price of a tattoo. Please stop into the shop and we will be able to accurately give you a quote.