• Immediately after completion of a new tattoo, apply a thin layer of After Inked® tattoo moisturizer lotion to clean hands and gently massage over entire fresh tattoo until lotion is no longer visible.
• Repeat 2 to 3 times a day or as needed to keep your tattoo moist.
• Gently wash your new tattoo with mild soap and warm water before bedtime; lightly pat or air dry and apply a thin layer of After Inked® tattoo moisturizer lotion.
• Continue using a thin layer of After Inked® every day to keep your existing tattoos vibrant.
It has become necessary to institute certain isolation and sterilization procedures in the tattoo process to assure the public of a safe, risk-free tattoo. The following advice has been prepared by professional tattooists working with local, state and national health authorities.
2. Always insist that you see your tattooist remove a new needle and tube set-up from a sealed envelope immediately prior to your tattoo.
6. If the tattooist is a qualified professional, he/she will have no problem complying with standards above and beyond these simple guidelines.
Choice of Tattoo Artist
This subject is probably the most personal of all aspects of getting a tattoo. If you’re considering a tattoo, find the artist that fulfills your needs art-wise as well as in professionalism, price and last but not least, personality. All of them should make you feel comfortable.
Picking a Design
Choose what you like! You have to live with your tattoo for the rest of your life. Discuss size and color with your artist to achieve the look you want. Sometimes it’s better to leave artistic aspects of your tattoo up to the wisdom and experience of your chosen artist.
Placement of Design
Give the location of your tattoo considerable thought. It is going to be there forever. If your concerns are for the sensation and level of discomfort involved, your artist should be happy to discuss these aspects with you.
Paying the Price
Absolutely don’t shop around for “the best price”. This is a trade in which you should see examples of the artist’s work and question their knowledge. This is not a trade to be bartered with; you pay an hourly rate for time and expertise.