Mad Stone Tattoo Aftercare:
We suggest that for obtaining the best results from our artists here at Mad Stone Tattoo, to adhere the following…
Congratulations, your new tattoo has been bandaged, and should be removed within a few hours after application. It is important that you care for your new tattoo by protecting it from the sun and dirty environments, as it is a rather large open wound. If you are unable to properly clean it with mild soap and warm water, be sure to wait to remove the bandage until you can do so. Rinse your new tattoo well, pat it dry, and then allow it to air-dry before applying ointment.
You should apply the Mad Stone Tattoo ointment recommendation regularly throughout the day, keeping the tattoo slightly moist, but NOT smothered. Use just enough ointment to make the tattoo slightly shiny, and blot off any excess. For the first day or two, your tattoo will require more cleaning, as it will lose fluid at first. This is perfectly normal. You want to make sure that moisture doesn’t get trapped under the ointment so be sure to air dry and not that it is not submerged in water either. We recommend washing your tattoo a couple times throughout the day, using only mild soap, and rinsing and drying well. Frequency of cleaning depends on your lifestyle— you know yourself better than we do!
Apply ointment for as many days as it takes for your tattoo to peel. This process will take anywhere from three days to 1 week, depending on your body and the area of skin. It will begin to flake like sunburn. Don’t pick at it. When the tattoo has fully entered the peeling phase, you need not, and should not, apply any more ointment. The area will become dry and itchy, and a good hand lotion should help with this.
Be sure to NOT use too much ointment. This can cause too bubbling from moisture getting trapped in your tattoo, and could lead to scabbing. If scabs develop, they can remove the color beneath them. It is very important that they are allowed to dry out completely, and not at any time get water-logged. The scab will eventually fall off on its own, and your tattoo should be fine if you keep the scabs dry.