After Care Instructions
This establishment complies with all rules of sanitation and sterilization of the OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Notice for filing a complaint
Any person with personal knowledge or information about a violation of the Tattooing Rules may file a complaint in writing to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Consumer Protection Division,1000 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299
Now, you have your fresh new tattoo, and you want to take good care of it! From this point on, your artist is not responsible for any infection or problems you may have with your tattoo if you don’t take proper care of it. It is critical that you follow these guidelines. A breathtaking tattoo can turn into a disaster when the proper aftercare is ignored.
Leave That Bandage Alone!
Your artist took the care to cover up your new tattoo for an excellent reason – to keep air-born bacteria from invading your wound. Yes, as pretty as your new tattoo is, it is still a wound. Open flesh is a breeding ground for bacteria and infection. Leave the bandage on for a minimum of two hours. The excitement of having a new tattoo will make you want to remove the bandage so you can show your friends, but your friends will just have to wait until later.
Wash and Treat
After you remove the bandage, you will want to wash your tattoo. Use lukewarm water and mild, non-scented liquid antibacterial or antimicrobial soap (generic brand antibacterial soaps are actually better) to gently wash away any ointment, blood and/or plasma and to completely clean the area. Do not use a washcloth or anything abrasive. Your hand is your best tool in this case. (If your tattoo feels slimy and slippery, you have probably been oozing plasma so try to gently remove as much of this as possible – when the plasma dries on the skin surface it creates scabs.)
Then pat (do not rub) the area firmly with a CLEAN paper towel to get it completely dry. We recommend purchasing a new roll. Follow with a very light application of your choice of ointment. Aquaphor, A&D vitamin enriched ointment, Bacitracin or a similar antibacterial ointment is acceptable. Use the products as directed and continue for 3-5 days
After that, continue to keep it clean, but you can use lotion when needed instead of ointment, to keep the skin soft. Whatever lotion you use, it should be dye and fragrance-free. Such as Lubriderm.
Bathing, Showering, Hot Tubs, and Swimming
Yes, you can (and should!) shower with a new tattoo. It’s OK to get your tattoo wet – just don’t soak it. Submerging your tattoo in a bath or hot tub can cause serious damage, so you’ll want to avoid those for 2-3 weeks, but showering is perfectly fine as long as you don’t saturate your tattoo. If you get soap or shampoo on your tattoo, just remove it quickly with water. Swimming – whether it be a pool, fresh water or salt water – should be avoided for at least two weeks.
Scabbing and Peeling
After a few days, you will notice some peeling and possibly a little scabbing. Excessive scabbing could indicate a poorly-done tattoo, but a little is sometimes normal, and there is no need to panic. Apply warm moist compresses to the scabs for about 5 minutes 2-3 times a day to soften them, and they will eventually come off on their own. (Do not apply ointment or lotion to a softened scab – wait for it to dry) You will also start to itch, just like a sunburn when it begins to heal. The advice here is, don’t pick, and don’t scratch! If the skin itches, slap it. If it is peeling, put lotion on it. And if it is scabbing, just leave it alone. Your tattoo is almost healed, and now is not the time to ruin it!
Protection from the sun
After your tattoo is healed, from now on, you will always want to protect it from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. These can fade and damage a brilliant tattoo very fast. Before spending a lot of time in excessive heat, protect your tattoo with a minimum 30SPF sunblock. This will keep your tattoo vibrant for many years, and it will continue to be a source of great pride.
If infection occurs, seek medical attention immediately.
Beauty from Pain Tattoo - (405) 702-7240
In March of 2011 we signed the lease for our space here on NW 23rd street, just over thirty days later we opened Beauty from Pain Tattoo Studio. As we sat together surrounded by our family and friends we knew we were home.
Tuesday 2:00p - 9:00p
Wednesday 2:00p - 9:00p
Thursday 2:00p - 9:00p
Friday 2:00p - 10:00p
Saturday 2:00p - 10:00p
Beauty from Pain Tattoo's
733 NW 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
(we prefer you stop in to see our artist)