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Stages of Healing  

Day 1 - 2

The tattoo may be swollen, painful and tender to the touch. Tattoo ink will "bleed", or look fuzzy around the edges under protective film. This is normal. Ink, blood, and plasma are being pushed out of skin, which is part of the healing process.

Day 3-4

The tattoo may start to itch and peel. Don't scratch or pick at the scabs, let them fall off naturally. Gently wash with mild soap and warm water.

Day 5-7

The tattoo may start to lighten and the surrounding skin may become dry and flaky. Apply unscented lotion or moisturizer to keep the area moisturized.

Day 8-14

The tattoo may be fully healed, but it may still be tender. Continue to avoid exposure to the sun, standing water and chemicals in general.

4-6 weeks
Touch up session 

Aftercare & Maintenance

Don’t remove the protective film before the recommended time (or 2-3 days).

After removing the film , wash under luke warm water and gently lather with antibacterial soap.

Don’t scratch, pick or pull the scab that forms during the healing process.

Don’t expose the tattooed area to sunlight or apply sunscreen until it is completely healed.

Avoid water for 14 days, including pools, baths, hot tubs, or open waters. 

Apply your medicated cream or healing balm 2-3 times a  day as  directed by your technician to aid with itching, sterilization and dryness 

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