You may bring someone to accompany you. During preparation, cleaning/disinfecting and the pose du stencil, this person may be present. During tattooing, he or she will have to sit in the waiting room for hygiene reasons and to allow the tattoo artist to concentrate.
The quality of your tattoo will depend significantly
on the care you follow during healing.
Follow the below instructions carefully.
• Method 1 : Common to most tattoos with cellophane
The day itself, remove the cellophane wrap approximately 3 hours af- ter the end of the session, Next, follow the daily care outlined below.
• Method 2 : Moist wound healing with «second skin» film wrap
Remove the film approximately 24 hours after the end of the session. If
the film is a little difficult to remove, adding a little warm water should
help it come off. Next, follow the daily care outlined below.
DAILY AFTERCARE OVER THE NEXT 3 WEEKS
Clean your tattoo morning and evening with warm water and PH neu- tral soap, by massaging delicately with your hand. Rinse and leave to
dry, or dry by patting with some paper towel or a clean towel.
Next apply a thin layer of healing balm* 2-3 times per day. Gently rub
it in by massaging the area.
*Hustle Butter, ialuset, coconut oil, Bépanthène, etc. Avoid any
cream containing antiseptic , which may be too aggressive.
Instructions which must be respected throughout the healing process:
– Always wash your hands before touching the tattoo.
– Do not touch the tattoo except during the aftercare
– Do not apply too much cream to the tattoo, as it needs to breathe.
– In the event of a large area to be treated, separate out several
small amounts of cream and spread out slowly, to avoid rubbing
– Do not scratch the scabs or pull at the bits of skin to avoid any
unwanted scars which may lead to needing a correctional session.
– Itching must be relieved by the application of the cream.
– Prohibited : baths, swimming pool, sauna, hammam, sea, sun and
UV rays for 3 weeks, and excecise for 7 days.
– Wear baggy, cotton clothing.
– Sleep in clean bedsheets, and without your pet.
CHECK-UP AND TOUCH UPS APPOINTMENT
In order to check that your tattoo is healing correctly, you will need
to come back one month after the session. If the professional feels
any touch ups are necessary, they will be free of charge and carried
out within 2 months maximum (any longer and they will not be gua- ranteed).
LIFE OF YOUR TATTOO
Your tattoo is sensitive just like a scar, since it is the result of broken
skin. After it has completely healed, it is strongly recommended to
hydrate it regularly and protect it with «total sunscreen» during long
periods of sun exposu
After the session you should moisturize your tattoo with a healing cream. At the Lab, we sell two creams:
The Easytattoo kit
This kit contains a gentle cleansing gel and a healing cream. Its compact format can be slipped into any type of bag…no excuses for not applying cream! What’s more, Easytattoo is a French brand!
The Hustle Butter Deluxe
This cream is a vegan alternative, 100% natural and 100% organic. Made with mango, coconut, papaya and other shea butters, its scent is intoxicating.
Otherwise, you can also buy the following in pharmacies: Ialuset, coconut oil, Bépanthène, Cicaplast, Cicalfate, etc. It is better to avoid creams which contain an antiseptic as these may be too aggressive.
Healing is a very different process from one tattoo to the next, and touch ups may sometimes be necessary. Rest assured; they are not required every time.
Once the month of healing time is up, you can contact your tattoo artist for a check-up appointment or send us a photo by email so that we can review your tattoo and determine whether another session will be necessary to finish it off.
Beyond the 3-month mark after the session, touch ups are no longer guaranteed.