Idols & Anchors
201 Hurontario St - Collingwood, On
(705) 444-8338
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Aftercare

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:


If your tattoo is wrapped in TatuDerm we suggest you leave it covered for 24 hours before removal unless otherwise specified by your artist.

If your tattoo is wrapped with anything other than TatuDerm we recommend it stays on for 2 – 4 hours, unless otherwise specified by your artist.

After removal of your wrapping a wash is required, an unscented low level PH bar soap such as Dove or Jergens antibacterial would be best suited. Remember to wash your hands thoroughly before touching your tattoo. Wash your tattoo by creating a foamy lather in hands then apply lather gently to tattoo. After washing, rinse under luke warm water. Washing as described, is required 2 times a day every day for 2 weeks, unless otherwise specified by your artist.  Moisturizing 4-5 times a day with clean hands is recommended.

During your tattoo’s healing process you will notice sunburn like peeling which shows the colours of your tattoo in it. This is part of the healing process and should be expected. If any scabbing occurs do not remove it or you WILL damage your tattoo.

DO treat your fresh tattoo as a fresh open wound, take care when applying any cosmetics or deodorants within 6 inches of your tattoo, as any foreign substance entering your tattoo can and will most likely cause complications during healing. This also includes other people, pets, etc.

DO NOT pick or scratch at your tattoo as you can accidentally remove ink that you’ve just paid for.  Keep your tattoo out of direct sunlight during the first two week period, as UV light can be very damaging to you as you heal; THIS INCLUDES TANNING BEDS. After the 2 week period you should apply a sun screen SPF 40 or stronger to preserve the life of your tattoo.

DO NOT submerge your tattoo in ANY body of water, this means: lakes, pools, rivers, hot tubs and baths, as all of these can contain foreign chemicals and bacteria that can be damaging to your healing tattoo. Showering is fine while the tattoo is healing, just do not let the water hit directly against your tattoo as hard water pressure may cause irritation.

We do offer a free touch up as long as the recommended after-care is followed. Contact us within the first three to eight weeks after your original appointment. If you do not return within 3 months we cannot guarantee a free touch up.

If you have any serious concerns contact us immediately before seeking healthcare.  If you are unable to reach us and/or your problem persists for more than 24 hours contact your physician.