10215 102 ST, Grande Prairie AB
When caring for your tattoo you need to carefully listen to your artists instructions. We can proudly state that we have done extensive research in caring for your tattoo. We will treat your tattoo as it should be treated, a 3rd degree skin abrasion.
Once your appointment is done your artist will wipe your tattoo down with a great antimicrobial skin cleanser which will flush away all dirt and debris. Secondly, your artist will rub some antibiotic ointment on your tattoo to increase healing time. Lastly, your artist will place some Tegaderm; also known as "second Skin" on your tattoo which will increase the healing time exceedingly by allowing the skin to breathe while also keeping out dirt and debris. Your Tegaderm will be left on for 3 days after your re-wrap the second day of your appointment or as long as you can keep in on.
With Tegaderm you can live life normal as it is waterproof, staying on in the bath or shower, and seals out water, dirt and germs to help prevent infection.
When removing your Tegaderm, run under warm water, lathering gently with a non-scented, mild soap to remove blood and pat dry with a clean towel or paper towel. Gently rub a light amount of ointment into the tattoo. DO NOT re-wrap your tattoo.
For the following 2 weeks of your tattoo we recommend you stay away from Baths, Hot tubs, Swimming pools, Sun Tanning, or Fake & Bake. If you must bath DO NOT submerge the tattoo for extended periods of time, as this will drown your tattoo and your body will reject the damaged skin.
Always put ointment on sparingly! It is possible to over care for your tattoo, too much ointment or over washing can smother/ drown your tattoo, causing the ink of the tattoo to fall out. Remember less is more, a light application of the ointment a few times a day will be all that is needed.
We have had the best results using Bacitracine products for after care, such as Bacitracine, Ozonal Plus or Life Brand Antibiotic Ointment.
Never use Vaseline, as this clogs the pores and prolongs the healing process. Your new tattoo needs to breathe in order to heal quickly. Polysporin sometimes promotes healing too fast causing your body to reject the tattoo.
What is Tegaderm?
Tegaderm is a transparent medical dressing manufactured by 3M. Tegaderm transparent dressings can be used to cover and protect wounds and catheter sites. Advantages of Tegaderm include its breath- ability and conformation to the skin such that it adheres in most places.
*Note* Occasionally the second skin may fill with moisture, poke a small hole at the bottom and tape a clean absorbent paper towel, dry- lock pad, ect. to allow fluid to drain.
Dry- Lock Pads- Are to be left on for a minimum of 4 hours and proceed with normal after care.