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Tattoo Aftercare

DO

* Leave the tattoo bandaged for a minimum of 1 hour and no longer than 4 hours
* Remove bandage under warm running water. If the bandage is stuck to the tattoo, gently   remove it while under running water, therefore reducing the risk of damaging the tattoo.
* Once the bandage is removed, using unscented soap, wash the tattoo off well with your hand   and warm soapy water.
* Apply Bepanthen or preparation H 4-6 times a day
* The lotion can be applied to the tattoo about 3-4 times daily for about 10-14 days or until the   tattoo as completely done peeling.
* Somewhere between 3 and 6 days, the tattoo will start to flake off like tissue paper. Do not   pick at or scratch it. Let the skin peel naturally. You will notice small pieces of dry skin   containing colour coming off while using the lotion or washing the tattoo. This is normal, it is   just the top layer of dead skin coming off. Your tattoo is not disappearing.

DO NOT

* Re-bandage the tattoo once the bandage is completely removed.
* Allow direct sunlight on the tattoo for the first 2-3 weeks.
* Pick or scratch the tattoo while it is peeling.
* Soak the tattoo for 2 weeks.
* Swim, take a bath or enter a hot tub or sauna for 2 weeks or until the tattoo is completely   healed.
* Shave or wax the area until the tattoo is completely healed.
* Apply alcohol, vaseline (Petroleum Jelly) or sun block to a fresh tattoo.
* Put to much faith in commonsense advice: If you have any questions, Call or Visit TIGER   TATTOOS. 0161 962 5192

SOME EXTRA STUFF

* Once you leave the shop, proper care is your responsibility.
* Small amounts of colour may appear on clothing or sheets for the first few days.
* When the tattoo is peeling some colour will appear in pieces of dry skin.
* If the tattoo is in an area that can be exposed to the air, allow it to breathe; allowing the tatto   to breathe will help the healing process. Your body and oxygen are going to heal your tattoo.
* If possible, wear loose fitting clothing over the tattoo, be careful not to suffocate with socks or   underwear.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT TIGER TATTOOS
0161 962 5192

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