AFTERCARE

Keep Your Ink looking Spectacular!

The Ultimate guide on How to take Care of Your New Tattoo!

The following Aftercare Process has been devised In-house at Eternal Expression Tattoo & Piercing Studio. By probably the most qualified team in the world! With over 10 years of Professional Tattoo + Piercing Experience and 35 years in Trauma Surgery and Recovery.

IMMEDIATELY AFTER GETTING A TATTOO

Day 0


Remove the protective wrap within 1 hour after the tattoo, Dab it dry with a clean tissue.
 

Day 1


In the morning avoid a lot of exposure to water. It's best to avoid it completely if possible or have a sponge bath. 
After bathing dab the tattoo with a tissue soaked in warm rock salt solution. 
Repeat the same in the evening.


Day 2+3


Early morning( 36 hours after tattoo) apply the 1st coat of A&D / TattooGoo massage for atleast 2minutes in small circles
Before the bath apply a thicker coat so it acts as a waterproof layer... so bathe normally don't expose to soap.
After Bath continue A&D / TattooGoo 5-6 times a day for 21days.


Day 4-21


Start using Baby soap on the tattoo during bath everyday with regular water. Then continue A&D / TattooGoo application 5-6 times a day as usual.

 *Also Remember* 

+AVOID ITCHING
+AVOID SUNLIGHT
+AVOID SOAKING WATER
+AVOID HEAVY STRETCHING/WORKOUT ON THE TATTOO REGION


Day 21~


For general maintenance use a Sunblock when you plan to be out under the Sun or hang out on the beach for long hours.

Apply a waterproof sunblock in the day or a thick coat of Petroleum jelly during the night when your out to a water world or your local swimming pool that could have chlorinated water and bleaching agents.


All the best!
Veer Hegde
Eternal Expression Tattoo & Piercing Studio, Bangalore

If you have any doubts or queries regarding the Tattoo Aftercare DO-NOT experiment just Contact Us

The Ultimate guide on How to take Care of Your New Piercing!

Have a Beautiful, Healthy piercing for life!

The following Process has been devised In-house at Eternal Expression Tattoo & Piercing Studio. By probably the most qualified team in the world! With over 10 years of Professional Tattoo+ Piercing Experience and 35 years in Trauma Surgery and Recovery.

IMMEDIATELY AFTER GETTING A PIERCING

Day 0


Don't touch or expose to water on day of piercing.


Day 1-21


1. Avoid direct exposure to water during bath until 2nd day, 3day onwards cleanse with baby soap & regular water.

2. Clean the piercing with a cotton soaked in warm rock salt solution, while moving jewellery along the length of the piercing to dissolve & flush out dried clots.

3. Dry pierced region thoroughly with loose cotton and then buds.

4. Apply Cipladine directly on stem of stud. 

5. Smile:) Because your done with the routine!


REPEAT ABOVE STEPS TWICE A DAY FOR 21 DAYS.


 *Also Remember* 

+AVOID SOAKING WATER, TUB BATHS, SWIMMING POOLS.
+AVOID HEAVY STRETCHING/WORKOUT ON THE PIERCED REGION.
+AVOID CHANGING JEWELLERY BEFORE THE 1 MONTH MINIMUM LOCK-IN.
+MOVE STUD ALONG LENGTH OF THE PIERCING GENTLY DURING WASHES WITHOUT EVER REMOVING THE JEWELLERY.
+CHECK ALL JEWELLERY SCREWS ARE TIGHT CLOCKWISE.


Day 21~

Stop Cipladine after 21 st day

Continue Rock Salt soaks gradually reducing the frequency. 

In the long run do the rock salt soaks, when you feel you had exposure to unclean water like - rain water, swimming pool, beach, deep sea diving etc.



All the best!
Veer Hegde
Eternal Expression Tattoo & Piercing Studio, Bangalore

If you have any doubts or queries regarding your piercing. Your jewellery has come off. Or there is Redness, Swelling, Discharge or a tiny Bump formed near the piercing it means you have gone off track DO-NOT experiment just immediately Contact Us

The Science behind the Tattoo Aftercare

Your tattoo has been wrapped to protect it from pollutants. leave it on, until you get to a clean dust free area (indoors).

Remove the wrap within 90 minutes :

The tattoo needs to breathe to initiate the healing process.

Dab hard with a clean tissue :

The wound that was made during the tattooing process wasn’t bad enough to bleed. But there will be tiny droplets of plasma(lymph fluid) that seep out through the tiny pores made in the endodermis

the day, gently dab away any seepage around the tattoo with a clean tissue paper and keep it dry. Always make sure your hands are clean while handling the tattoo.

Throughout the day, gently dab away any seepage around the tattoo with a clean tissue paper and keep it dry.

The inflammation in your fresh tattoo should subside in an hour.

But if you still experience pain or prolonged swelling, you may use anti-inflammatory medication (pain relievers) to reduce the discomfort.

#Don’t expose the tattoo to direct sunlight, or any kind of moisture (rain, swimming pools, or steam rooms).

#Before bed, apply a thin layer of Cipladine ointment on the tattoo. Cipladine is a strong anti – microbial that will protect your tattoo against infection. One application of Cipladine is usually enough; please consult your professional tattoo artist on whether you need multiple applications.


THE next DAY

#First thing in the Morning wash the tattoo with a mixture of warm water and salt so that the surface of the tattoo is free of particles. Dry with a clean towel and then apply a thin layer of Cipladine ointment on the tattoo.

#From the evening you can cleanse the area with warm salt water, dry it up and then apply a good aftercare balm like Tattoo Goo/ Tat Wax. Alternatively, you may use A&D ointment/Baby oil.

#Keep the tattoo moisturized by applying a small quantity of tattoo balm and gently massaging it into the skin, don’t rub. Reapply the tattoo balm several times a day; we recommend using the balm every two to three hours or whenever your tattoo has absorbed the product. Do this every day until the tattoo heals fully.

#The average healing time for a tattoo is two weeks. During this time, make sure that your tattoo is always moisturized, it should never look dry and there should always be a thin layer of balm on it.

#Before bathing, apply a thin layer of A&D ointment on the tattoo. Use a mild pH balanced soap, and avoid using soap directly on the tattoo for the first few days.

Protect the tattoo from direct sunlight and rain for at least one month. Use a high quality sun-block, if you can’t avoid the sun. Or a quality after care cream like Tattoo Goo which has a built-in sunscreen or a basic after care cream along with a good quality sunscreen.

Further, You may continue to apply the cream on the tattoo for a week, even after it feels completely healed.


PRECAUTIONS

DO NOT use too much tattoo balm

Always apply a thin layer of balm/oil on the tattoo, using too much will smother the tattoo and won’t let it breathe.

DO NOT use Vaseline

Under any circumstances. Use only specially formulated tattoo aftercare creams like Tattoo Goo/ Tat Wax.
In addition, consult your professional tattoo artist on what product to use.

DO NOT Itch

The tattoo will begin to feel itchy, as the healing process starts. Keep the tattoo well moisturized so that the skin peels away in soft layers. Do not try to hurry the healing process. Doing so will only damage the tattoo.

DO NOT use multiple products on your tattoo

Doing so may cause chemical reactions between the different products and this could harm the tattoo. Use only products specifically formulated for tattoos.


DO NOT swim

In lakes, swimming pools, bathtubs or any water bodies until your tattoo heals.


DO NOT expose your tattoo to direct sunlight

The tattoo is vulnerable to sun damage until 1 month. Ink, is deposited into the dermis of the skin while tattooing. The process, damages most of the outer layer of skin called the Epidermis. This layer of the skin was responsible for UV protection. so since its wounded; try to keep it covered when outdoors. Once healed, use a good quality tattoo balm with sunscreen.


DO NOT lift weights or do stretching exercises

Avoid strenuous workouts or stretching in the tattooed region.


DO NOT wear Woollen or Nylon clothing

Wear Loose cotton clothing during the healing process.

Watch what you Eat & Drink

Avoid starch or protein rich Foods. Or consume in moderation only.
Avoid Alcohol consumption, Until tattoo is fully healed,
Similarly, Improper diet may aggravate the tattoo and increase the heat in your body, which may erupt as boils.


DO NOT deviate from the Professional Tattoo aftercare


Please call us with any questions you may have.

Healthy eating habits will hasten the healing process and enhance the beauty of your tattoo. Include fresh fruits & vegetables in your diet and take a daily Multi-Vitamin Supplement.

If you experience any of the following symptoms: a lot of pain, deep redness around the tattoo or an allergic reaction like rash or bumps around the tattoo, contact us immediately.

To conclude, If you ever have any concerns or questions about your tattoo don’t hesitate to give us a call or drop us a whatsapp or come by the studio!

We are at

Eternal Expression Tattoo & Piercing Studio

91, Richmond Rd, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025, India

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  • Hey external expression tattoo studio! sad part is i never knew about your tattoo studio before ! your works are amazing must say! and yeah i have got inked just like 3months ago i got "MAA" in Hindi on my moms bday its was like my first tattoo very excited and went on my friends word n got inked buy some lame guy ! the tattoo came out pretty good but not as good as i expected :'( ! the problem is that my tattoo is pretty healed but there is like some shinny formed on it since like 2months it itches really bad ! i ask the artist he annoys me with lame reasons! there is like a red ink given that still pains and its always bulged im so blank ! i dont know whats wrong with my tattoo! if u could help me up with a solution please do ! i dont mind coming to ur studio its all spread and tattoo looks scary makes me cry! if there is any correcting method let me know !
    i am waiting _/\_ :)
    thanku:)