At Brooklyn Made Tattoo we use only single-use and/or sterilized instruments. Complying with the following instructions will result in a quick healing process and an attractive tattoo. Remember, the life of your tattoo depends on the care it receives within the first few weeks.
Leave Bandage in place for an hour before removing. Do NOT re-bandage!
Once bandage is removed, wash the tattoo gently with non-fragrance, antibacterial soap (i.e. Dial, Lever 2000, Dove). Be sure to rinse away any & all secretions and be sure that all soap residues are rinsed off. Do NOT scrub! Pat Dry with a clean towel. Repeat this step twice a day for 3-7 days.
DO NOT soak tattoo in water for 2 weeks. Quick showers are fine. Do NOT put your tattoo under direct water stream. No swimming, baths or saunas. No tanning for at least two weeks! Saltwater and chlorine act as a bleach and can ruin your tattoo and too much water exposure can cause wrinkling and puckering of skin which can also damage your new tattoo. It will be 2-3 weeks before such activities can be resumed.
ALWAYS be sure to thoroughly wash your hands with non-fragrance, antibacterial soap (i.e. Dial, Lever 2000, Dove) before touching your new tattoo. Contact with dirty hands is a major contributor of infection.
Apply a skim coat of ointment 3 times a day for 5-6 days. It is important to keep a new tattoo clean and moist during the healing process. We highly recommend Aquaphor Ointment. Remember to apply only a thin coat of ointment, blotting off any excess. DO NOT apply a thick coat as your skin must be able to breathe. A little ointment goes a long way!
In a few days your tattoo will seem flaky or itchy - this is normal – DO NOT SCRATCH OR POKE AT YOUR TATTOO with your hands or any other instruments. Allow any flakes to fall off naturally.
Depending on the nature and extent of your tattoo, it may be necessary to wear clothing heavy enough to protect it, particularly if you work around grease, oil, dirt, metal, etc. Be sure that any clothing that touches your tattoo is soft and clean.
THE TATTOO IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
ONCE YOU LEAVE THE STUDIO.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at:
(718)745-3200 or BrooklynMadeTattoo@gmail.com