Application and Tips
First, consult your tattoo artist for any special recommendations regarding your new and existing tattoos.
The products you use and the care you take during the first few weeks, after you get a tattoo, affect the future look and quality of your design. Please follow the method below:
- Your tattoo artist will probably bandage your new tattoo. Leave the bandage on for anywhere from 45 min to a couple of hours. It stops the bleeding and protects skin from infections by keeping air-borne bacteria away. After the bleeding has stopped, carefully remove the bandage.
- With clean hands, wash your new tattoo with lukewarm water and mild soap (use natural soap without harsh ingredients and heavy fragrances). Make sure you remove all traces of blood and plasma from the tattoo (if plasma dries on skin surface it creates scabs). Do not use washcloth and do not rub it.
- Rinse well and gently pat dry with a clean towel. Let it air-dry completely.
- Apply a thin coat of Rose Tattoo Aftercare with clean, dry fingers (just enough to make it moist and shiny).
Repeat this procedure 4-5 times a day for the first 10 days (washing your new tattoo once or twice a day would be enough). For the first week or two, your new tattoo should always be moist. If it becomes stiff or/and dry it might form thick scabs that might crack and remove some of the color of your tattoo. Rose Tattoo Aftercare helps the skin form a protective membrane over your tattoo that ensures proper healing and protects the ink in the upper layers of your skin.
Beware of over-moisturizing. By applying too much ointment, you are not ensuring faster healing. Like any other wound to your skin, your new tattoo has to “breathe” in order to heal properly.
On average, by the third or fourth day you will notice peeling (note that individual skin healing varies). This is normal and means your tattoo starts to heal. You might experience some itching but do not pick and do not scratch. Rose Tattoo Aftercare has a special combination of botanical components (for more info, refer to ingredients) that reduce itching and scabbing. If your tattoo still itches, gently slap skin and reapply ointment.
After the tattoo peels off (usually most tattoos go through two peelings before they are completely healed) your tattoo should be flat on your skin.
Once your skin has healed, continue using Rose Tattoo Aftercare to deeply condition your skin and protect colors and contrasts of your design bright.
To keep the old ink bright and vibrant use Rose Tattoo Aftercare daily. There is no such thing as using Rose Tattoo Aftercare too often.
- Do not soak your new tattoo during healing- avoid prolonged showers, baths, hot tubs and swimming. During the healing period, your tattoo is most susceptible to infection. In addition, soaking will cause scabs to come off and you tattoo might loose ink.
- Do not tan especially during healing. If your skin is still rough, you should not apply sunscreen as this might cause skin irritation. Do not expose your new tattoo to UV radiation for at least 2 weeks.
- When exposed to sun, always use Rose Tattoo Aftercare and 40+ sunscreen on your tattoo to keep colors bright and fresh and contrasts strong. Sun is one of the main enemies of your tattoo.
- During the healing process, wear loose cotton clothes that allow your skin to breathe.
- Never share your Rose Tattoo Aftercare ointment with anybody. This might spread contamination.
- Never pick and never scratch a healing tattoo. This might pull pigment out of your skin, leave blank spots in the tattoo design and substantially increase the chance of infection.
- Always wash your hands before touching or treating your new tattoo-it is a wound susceptible to bacteria causing infections.
- Do not bandage your tattoo-it needs to breathe in order to heal properly.
Micro pigmentation/Permanent Make-up Application:
Apply 3-4 times daily while healing. Use once a day after that to nourish, rejuvenate and deeply moisturize the sensitive eye area.