TATTOOING
PREP & AFTERCARE 

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PREPARING FOR TREATMENT

  • Arrange your anaesthetic (see below)

  • Avoid consuming alcohol within 24 hours prior to treatment.

  • Some medications may cause adverse effects. Please get in touch for further advice regarding any medication you are taking. Doctor approval may be required in some medical circumstances.

  • If you take supplements known to thin the blood, such as fish oil, cease taking 1 week prior to treatment.

  • If you are currently pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive please get in touch for further advice.

  • If the area you would like treated has existing cosmetic tattoos, please get in touch or send pics prior to booking an appointment.

  • More information about contraindications and precautions is available on our website.

  • FAMILY PLANNING: We’re unable to tattoo during pregnancy. If you are planning a pregnancy, please take the 4-8 week touch-up into consideration. The touch-up is a complimentary service which is valid for up to 12 weeks only, and cannot be extended or exchanged for a credit.

  • Please read the relevant “Prep & Aftercare” information located at the bottom of this page, for the service you are booked in for.

 

FOR 2 WEEKS POST-TREATMENT

  • EXERCISE: Avoid cardio workouts and excessive sweating until the healing area starts to scab up (2-5 days). Once scabbing starts, you may resume normal exercising, however, be cautious of exposing the area to sweat.

  • Do not touch the healing area with fingers.

  • Do not expose or submerge the area in chlorinated pools or salt water.

  • Avoid saturating the area in water.

  • Avoid hot, steamy showers, steam rooms and saunas until healed.

  • Avoid spray tanning the area until healed.

  • Avoid consuming alcohol for 48 hours post-treatment.

  • Protect the area from sun exposure and ensure your skin is in good health for 2-weeks prior to treatment.

  • Do not pick the flaking skin or scabs.

  • Ensure your touch up is booked for 4-8 weeks post treatment.

  • Certain chemicals in cleansers and moisturisers will accelerate fading and may discolour the tattoo. Avoid applying these products to any tattooed areas unless directed to do so.

  • Expected healing time is 5-9 days.

 

1 WEEK AFTER TREATMENT

Where did the colour go?

During the healing process, the tattooed area will become intensely dark and minor scabbing will develop as new collagen rich skin forms underneath. This new skin temporarily makes the pigment appear faded and dull. Protect and nourish this new skin and the colour will return within a few weeks.

 

ANAESTHETIC

Your comfort is our priority! We recommend ordering the below medical grade Anaesthetic, to ensure you’ll be totally comfortable throughout the entire treatment. With this, you’ll only feel a minor vibration at the area.

We work strictly within legal compliance, so are unable to supply you with medical grade pharmaceuticals however, we’ve made it super easy for you to arrange:

CONTACT:

  1. Keperra Compounding Pharmacy by clicking this link

  2. Password is: kcp2018

  3. Product will be sent and safely be stored at our Studio

Please avoid purchasing numbing products from a local pharmacy. Their products are generally half the strength of what we recommend.

Do not order more for your touch-up, this formulation provides enough product for both treatments.