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Precisely Veiled Tattoo

Aftercare Instructions



  1. Leave the bandage the artist placed on you in place for up to 4-6 hours. If you are going to bed in less time than 4-6 hours remove and clean before bed. (Change your bed sheets/pillowcase/comforter so they are clean)

  2. Wash tattoo WELL with antibacterial/soft soap using only your hands and warm water (shower). 

    1. If you have sensitive skin, use soft soap or something similar that your skin is ok with.

    2. ​​You are able to use Shower or sink—no baths/submerged water for a week.

    3. Wash tattoo until it no longer feels slimy (plasma).

    4. If the tattoo still feels slimy (plasma) wash your hands by themselves and wash the tattoo again.

  3. Pat dry the tattooed area with a dry paper towel and dispose of paper towel.

  4. (This step is if artist tells you to, i.e. longer session) Take a very small amount (pea size) of Armor Gel and rub it on the tattoo.

    1. It is water soluble and will absorb into your skin quickly. You do not need very much

    2. Allow a few minutes to dry before wrapping.

    3. Not every tattoo requires a second layer of Armor Gel, such as smaller session/less saturated pieces.

  5. Wrap tattooed area with a sterile dressing (saran wrap) and tape in place.

    1. Do not put on any lotion/ointment. Simply skin, Armor gel (if artist advises), saran wrap, and tape.

  6. Every 4-6 hours rewash tattooed area, reapply a small amount of Armor Gel, allow a few minutes to dry, rewrap with a sterile bandage (saran wrap), and tape in place.

    1.  Do NOT leave tattoo wrapped more than 8 hours without cleaning!!! You will end up with a rash/hospital visit!!

  7. Repeat the sterile bandage (saran wrap) procedure for 24ish hours, 3-4 times a day and overnight, depending on recommendation of the artist and/or until tattoo is no longer seeping plasma. (You may only need to wrap it the night of the tattoo.)

  8. Once you have completed the 24ish hour sterile bandage (saran wrap) method, simply keep the tattooed area clean and allow it to be dry. The tattoo should not be wrapped at all AFTER the 2nd night of tattoo.

  9. Swelling of the tattooed area is completely normal (white blood cells coagulating) for the first week. To help your tattooed area not be as swollen, if possible, elevate the area that was tattooed above your heart for the first 24-48 hours—especially if the tattoo is on an appendage. It is also suggested to use a clean ice pack for 10 minutes once an hour.

  10. In roughly 3-7 days from receiving your tattoo (everyone’s skin is different) your tattoo will begin to flake, peel, and be very itchy

    1. Itchy is a good thing, and means the tattoo is healing.

  11. If the tattoo is simply dry, tight, and peeling AND you can handle the amount of itching, allow the tattoo to be dry.

    1. The dryer the tattoo is, the faster the tattoo will heal.

    2. The more ointment/cream placed on the tattoo, the longer it will take to heal.

  12. If you need some relief of the itching/dryness, we recommend A VERY SMALL AMOUNT of non-scented lotion like Eucerin, Aquaphor.

  13. For at least 2-3 weeks, please keep the exposure to sun minimal, and no swimming.

  14. After 2 weeks, you must wear sunblock on your tattooed area to prevent fading of the ink

    1. Look for a sunBLOCK not sunscreen. Sunblock includes Zinc Oxide—what protects the skin from the sun.  The spray sunscreen will NOT suffice and is only a film. You must use a cream/lotion or stick to apply the sunblock.

    2. We highly recommend you reapply every hour or so as sunscreen/block is NOT waterproof.

    3. Tan lines equal pretty long lasting bright tattoos.

  15. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call the shop 254-213-9896 (business phone call only) or any one of the Artists : Amy Shandick 973-876-7651.

  16. The client shall consult a health care practitioner at the first sign of infection or an allergic reaction, and report any diagnosed infection, allergic reaction, or adverse reaction resulting from the tattoo to the artist and to the Texas Department of State Health Services, Drugs and Medical Devices Group, at 1-888-839-6676.

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