*Scorpion Tattooing guarantees all of their tattoos (at the discretion of the artist) Free touch-ups are available within 90 days of the tattoo.
TATTOOS ON THE HANDS, FEET, AND FACE ARE NOT GUARANTEED, AND WILL NOT BE OFFERED FREE TOUCH-UPS.
1. Keep your bandage on until you are home or in an appropriate area to wash your tattoo, between 1 and 2 hours after it was applied. DO NOT REBANDAGE YOUR TATTOO.
2. Wash your hands with warm water and anti-bacterial soap. Use the lather from your hands to gently scrub the tattoo with your palm. Rinse with cool water and pat dry with a paper towel. Let your tattoo air out for a few minutes if you are able.
3. Apply a very small amount of unscented lotion or healing agent to the tattoo. Gently rub it in, removing any excess. Your tattoo should not be wet. Apply 3 – 5 times a day, whenever the tattoo feels dry or tight. DO NOT over moisturize, your skin needs to breathe. Before each application of lotion or ointment, YOU MUST WASH OFF THE PREVIOUSLY APPLIED LAYER OF PRODUCT. Do not layer ointment or lotion, this also suffocates the tattoo and results in poor healing. Your tattoo will begin to peel as if it were a sunburn. DO NOT pick or peel, let it come off naturally. It is normal for peeling scabs to have some pigment in them, this is the epidermal layer (top skin layer) healing itself, the tattoo remains in the dermis (second skin layer). YOU MUST KEEP YOUR TATTOO CLEAN WHEN HEALING! Cleaning the tattoo prevents infection.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until your tattoo is healed, between 1 and 3 weeks. Continued daily moisturizing and UV protection of all your skin is recommended to keep your tattoo at its best for years to come.
DO NOT let others (including pets, cat litter dust, etc.) touch your tattoo until it is healed. It is an open wound and can become infected.
DO NOT wear bracelets, watches, rings, necklaces, or any other items that can bring bacteria into the tattoo. Do not wear tight clothing or clothes that will cause friction and irritation on the tattoo. Also sleep on clean bed sheets free of animal hair, etc.
DO NOT submerge the tattoo in the bath, hot tubs, swimming pools, or bodies of water for at least two weeks. Do not soak the tattoo in water for long periods of time, this will cause scabs to come off too soon. Showering is fine, but do not take hot showers this can burn the tattoo.
DO NOT subject your new tattoo to direct sunlight for long periods of time (including tanning lights) until it is healed. The ink will boil under your skin.
DO NOT exercise the part of your body in which the tattoo has been placed for at least 2 weeks due to damage and stretching of the skin.
DO NOT pick, itch, or scratch the tattoo. After you leave the shop never cover the tattoo again!
RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS FOR HEALING YOUR TATTOO:
Unscented Soap: Dial, Ivory Original, Dove. (Any drug store or Walmart)
Healing Ointment: Aquaphor, H2Ocean aftercare kit (Walgreens), Waxelene (CVS)
White Unscented Lotion: Gold Bond fragrance free lotions, Aveeno, Curel (Any drug store)
DO NOT USE ANY HEAVY PETROLEUM BASED PRODUCTS OR OINTMENTS SUCH AS A&D, VASELINE, NEOSPORIN, BACITRACIN, ETC...
YOUR TATTOO IS GUARANTEED FOR ONE FREE TOUCH UP ONLY WITHIN 90 DAYS AFTER RECEIVING THE TATTOO IF IT IS NEEDED, AT THE ARTIST'S DISCRETION. TATTOOS ON AREAS OF REJUVINATING SKIN, (HANDS AND FEET, ECT) ARE NOT GUARANTEED! (NO FREE TOUCH-UP).