Nipple/Areola Healing Instructions
-You will be leaving your appointment with Tegaderm dressing covering your tattoo(s).
Tegaderm is a sterile, breathable, waterproof, germ-proof barrier that will protect your new tattoo. Leave the Tegaderm on for 3 DAYS do not lift it, change it or remove it.
-The Tegaderm will protect your tattoo from infection, abrasion, irritation, and contamination while its is going through the most important part of its healing. It will also protect your clothes, sheets, and loved ones from coming in contact with the excess ink, blood and body fluid that are the normal by-products of a healing tattoo.
-You can perform all your usual activities (including exercise) while the tattoo is covered by the Tegaderm. Be sure not to bump or rub your new tattoo excessively, or do anything that will scrape or peel the covering off.
-Showering will not affect the Tegaderm; it is reasonably waterproof.You can shower normal while healing. However, do not bathe or swim until your tattoo is fully healed (2-3 weeks)
-After 3 days, remove the Tegaderm by carefully peeling it off your skin. Do not quickly tear it off, as this can cause skin irritation. The easiest way to soften the adhesive is to stand in a hot shower for several minutes and remove the covering in the shower.
-After removing the covering, rinse the tattoo thoroughly with warm water and wash, then rinse several times using antibacterial soap and warm water. Gently work any excess material off the surface of your skin using the palm of your hand. Do not use any wash clothes, sponges or brushes on the area.
-After patting your tattoo with a clean towel, the skin should be shiny and dry. For the next 7-10 days, apply a thin layer of After Inked when it feels tight, dry, or itchy. Otherwise, let it air out and heal naturally. You might notice a few layers of flaky skin peeling, this is completely normal.
Brow Healing Instructions
-3 Hours after your appointment, wash your brows with an approved cleaner. Rinse very well. Pat dry with a paper towel, then apply a VERY THIN layer of recommended aftercare ointment to the tattooed area.
-For 2 weeks, you will wash your brows 2x/day: when you wake up and before your go to sleep.
-For 2 weeks, you will apply your approved aftercare every 3 hours during the day and when you wake up at night. Set an alarm for daytime applications.
-For the first 2 weeks or healing, No sun, heavy sweating, swimming under water, wearing foundation or ANY makeup around the brow area.
Brow Aftercare Tips
*Your brows should NOT look shiny or wet after applying ointment. If they do, dab lightly with a clean tissue to remove excess aftercare.
*Always wash your hands or wear gloves before caring for your brows.
*You can get your brows wet in the shower. Try to avoid direct contact with the shower head onto your brows, and pat them dry with a paper towel and apply with aftercare after.
*After you’re healed, avoid exfoliants and chemical peels around your brows.
*Wearing foundation over or near brows can make them appear faded.
*Be sure to apply SPF to your brows daily, all year long to avoid fading faster. SPF cannot be applied to your brows until 2 weeks after having them tattooed.