ARRIVE well rested, try to be relaxed, be sure to have eaten AFTERWARDS keep art clean, apply moisturizer, don’t pick/scratch/submerge

 
 
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PREPARATION

Arrive relaxed and well rested. Keep in mind that getting a great tattoo is usually not a short procedure. Please do not schedule your session just before important engagements as this may not allow you to relax throughout your sitting. It’s always best to allow yourself appropriate time and space | your 'canvas' in good condition

 

INK WILL BE PRESENT

– do not come in your best suit or dress

– make sure the clothes you select are light enough that they won’t rub or otherwise chafe your new tattoo

 
 

AVOID TANNING & DIRECT SUNLIGHT

– for one to two weeks prior to your appointment
 
 

DO NOT COME ON AN EMPTY STOMACH

– doing so can lead to cardiac and circulatory complications. It is important to keep your blood sugar levels up

– you should have eaten a reasonable amount a few of hours before your session
 

DO NOT CONSUME NARCOTICS

– the usage of these substances may negatively affect your artists’ capability to provide you with the best artwork possible
 
 

DO NOT BOOK RIGHT BEFORE A VACATION

* if you’re going anywhere where your new piece will be exposed to strong sun *

the same applies to the period after a holiday, where your skin has already been exposed to strong sun
 
 

WHEN NOT TO PROCEED

– hemophilia is a condition that may prohibit undergoing the procedure, be sure to also inform your artist about any existing allergies

if you have any medical conditions (especially HIV and or hepatitis), you are obligated to inform the concierge upon completing your initial booking request

AFTERCARE

Aftercare encompasses many different procedures. The primary set of which include how you clean your art, with what and how frequently. Proper aftercare will maximize your artwork’s probability of correct, natural healing. Improper aftercare can ensure a poor result and in some cases even failure | following your session

 

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING YOUR SESSION

– leave your artwork wrapped within the protective material applied at the studio for approximately three hours but no more than four (geographically specific recommendation)

– once unwrapped lightly wash the area, be sure this is done with warm water and clean fingers

– after washing, gently pat with a clean paper towel and allow to air-dry for about 10 to 15 minutes

do not re-bandage the tattoo once unwrapped
 
 

DON’T SHAVE UNTIL TOTALLY HEALED

– this typically means nothing done to the tattooed area for the first month or so
 
 

APPLY THIN LAYERS OF OINTMENT DAILY

– gently wipe off any excess ointment before each new application

– this should be kept up for at least three to four days

your artwork will start to flake somewhere between three and six days after applied
 
 

DO NOT PICK OR SCRATCH

– let your skin peel naturally

– while using the lotion or washing your artwork you may notice small pieces of colored dry skin flaking off, this is normal. It’s simply your body cleaning top layers of skin, your artwork is not disappearing

– unscented, non-alcohol based skin lotion can be applied about three to four times a day, this should be repeated until completely finished peeling

if possible, wear loose fitting clothes over your new artwork
 
 

BE CAREFUL TO NOT ‘SUFFOCATE’ THE AREA

– this applies especially to socks and or pantyhose

– avoid tanning and direct sunlight on your new artwork for the first four weeks

– avoid swimming, hot tubs and saunas for the first four weeks too

if on an area where it can be exposed to air; allow it to breath
 
 

YOUR BODY AND CLEAN AIR

are what’s going to really heal your new artwork even when your piece has completely healed, we recommend you apply SPF 35+ sunscreen in order to keep your composition sharp throughout the years to come