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Inspirit Tattoo Studio
Pedersgata 47
4013 Stavanger
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Man-lør: 11:00 – 15:00
Lørdag: etter avtale

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Informasjon

Inspirit Tattoo Studio
Pedersgata 47
4013 Stavanger
Få veibeskrivelse

Åpningstider
Man-lør: 11:00 – 15:00
Lørdag: etter avtale

Åpent utover åpningstider etter avtale

Aftercare

Aftercare

Table of contents

Now that the tattoo artist has done their part of the job, it is up to you to aftercare your tattoo correctly, so that you achieve the best possible result. Remember that your tattoo is an open wound and that it must be treated accordingly.

The tattoo is not permanent until it has healed, and the tattoo can change during the healing and aftercare process. In order for your tattoo not to fade and lose details, it is important that you take good care of the tattoo and follow our aftercare instructions after you have left the studio.

Aftercare

What do I need?

  • Aftercare cream *
  • Medicinal green soap (Optional)

Recommended aftercare products can be purchased in the studio

The first day

After your tattoo is complete, your tattoo artist puts a layer of plastic wrap over the tattoo, which should be on for a minimum of 12 hours. Follow the advice from your artist on how long plastic wrap or Second skin should be on.

When removing the plastic wrap, wash the tattoo thoroughly with lukewarm water and until the skin is completely free of blood and excess ink. Let the tattoo air dry for a few minutes before applying a thin layer of aftercare cream.

“We recommend removing second skin under running lukewarm water”

The next 3 days

For the next few days, you do not need to cover the tattoo with plastic wrap. However, if your tattoo is particularly prone to particles, bacteria etc, you may want to cover for the tattoo for the first 3 days.

Wash the tattoo once a day with medicinal green soap or lukewarm water. Let the tattoo air dry for a few minutes before applying a thin layer of aftercare cream. Apply aftercare cream 3 times daily (morning, afternoon and evening)

The next 3-4 weeks

Wash the tattoo once a day with medicinal green soap or lukewarm water. Let the tattoo air dry for a few minutes before applying a thin layer of aftercare cream. Apply aftercare cream 3 times daily (morning, afternoon and evening)

After a few days you will discover a thin scab over the tattoo, which begins to flake off. The goal is to avoid crusting on the tattoo, as it can lead to loss of ink in the tattoo. Continue to lubricate the tattoo as mentioned above until the tattoo is completely healed. This usually takes 3-4 weeks.

Precautions

A tattoo is an open wound while it is growing, and it is therefore vulnerable to inflammation and infections. The majority of infections occur when the after-treatment instructions are not followed. Take precautions as your tattoo is vulnerable while it is growing.

Hand hygiene

Our hands are constantly exposed to bacteria, from touching a door handle to touching the phone. It is therefore important to always wash your hands thoroughly before lubricating or touching the tattoo.

Precautions

-Good hand hygiene
-Do not scratch or pick on the tattoo
-Use clean sheets the first few nights
-Wear loose clothes over the tattooed area
-Wear clean clothes
-Use clean towels
-Avoid the sauna
-Avoid bacterial environments
-Avoid the tattoo coming into direct contact with children’s hands or animals

Sun and tattoo

A fresh tattoo shall not be exposed to direct sunlight until the tattoo has healed. This also applies to the solarium.

(Coming soon in the tattoo guide)

Water and tattoo

Do not swim with a fresh tattoo, regardless of the type of water, whether it is in the sea, lake, pool or bathtub. As this can cause complications for the tattoo while it is healing. We recommend that you stick to short showers until the tattoo is healed.

Excercise and tattooing

Avoid exercise for at least 48 hours after getting a tattoo. This is the time the body needs for the wound to close and for the tattoo ink to settle properly in the skin. Exercise during the healing process can also lead to complications such as infections or the tattoo fading.

Infections and inflammation

It is perfectly normal for the tattoo to be red, swollen and tender the same day and the few days after the tattoo was made. The muscles can also become sore and it is only natural that the tattoo gives off some blood and lymph fluid in the first few days. Remember that a tattoo is an open wound while it is healing and it is therefore vulnerable to infections and inflammation. Most infections usually occur due to carelessness or because proper aftercare is not followed. It is both better and easier to care for the tattoo than to have to care for infections.

Inflammation

Inflammation (inflammation) is the body’s local reaction to an injury. Inflammation is very common and can occur throughout the body and is not dangerous. Inflammation is caused by many different types of damage and can be seen as the first part of the body’s repair process. Inflammation means that the damaged area attracts white blood cells and connective tissue cells to remove damaged tissue and form new ones.

Symptoms of inflammation: redness, fluid, heat, swelling and pain.

Infection

Infections are usually caused by bacteria or viruses. Most bacterial infections cause acute inflammation that the body is able to treat itself. However, some bacteria cause more elongated or chronic processes. In the fight against viral infections, the body uses a different part of the immune system than in bacterial infections. This is because the viruses enter the body’s cells and are more difficult for the immune cells to detect. Examples of acute viral infections are colds and kissing diseases.

Symptoms of infections can be whether the tattoo is yellow or green, abnormal amount of pain in the tattoo, decreased general condition and fever.

If you experience symptoms of infections, we recommend that you contact us by sending a text message with a picture of the tattoo to 40851124 or on social media for assessment and further guidance. In the majority of cases, we recommend lubricating the tattoo with Bacimycin ointment two to three times daily for three days. Bacimycin is a drug for treatment of infections in the skin surface, and is sold in pharmacies. In case of emergency, we recommend that you consult a doctor or emergency room.

Allergic reactions

Allergic reactions may occur. Characteristics that may indicate an allergic reaction are whether the tattoo is abnormally swollen, itchy, or rash around the tattoo. If you get an allergic reaction, this will probably appear shortly after you got the tattoo.

There are strict requirements for tattoo inks in Norway, and allergic reactions are therefore rare, but allergic reactions are always a risk.

If you suspect an allergic reaction, consult a doctor immediately. We also recommend that you contact us so that we can provide useful information about the tattoo ink and the equipment used.

Common mistakes

One of the most common mistakes is to lubricate the tattoo too much at a time, and not let the skin breathe. This can quickly lead to complications such as rashes and pimples, and possibly infection.

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