There are many, MANY myths and legends surrounding tattoo aftercare and maintenance. Everything from dangerous ointments that actually attract more bacteria with their goopy presence, to the dreaded "dry healing"- which will create a scab that upon coming off, will most likely pull some of your ink out with it.
Let's not forget that both of those methods will also probably leave your sheets or clothing messy with ink, blood/plasma, and whatever else hitched a ride on you between the shop and your house...gross.
There's a more peaceful way. A new way. A better way that is rapidly becoming more popular for tattoo aftercare and healing. We use a second-skin type product.
It's a breathable, adhesive bandage that will protect your tattoo from bacteria, clothing rubbing on it, and protect your sheets for that first night with your new tattoo. Sometimes they can get a little juicy, and the bandage helps minimize or prevent messes. It was originally formulated for burn victims due to their need to be covered up to prevent infection, but also have something breathable to cover it so that the new skin cells can start to form without being oxygen starved by thick ointments or heavy bandages.
You'll get cleaned up after your session is finished and your artist will then apply the first bandage for you. We provide you with a week's worth of aftercare, so by the time you're on your own, you'll just be heading to regular lotion maintenance. Easy peasy.
This is our method of healing. It is the safest, most effective product we have found.
Your tattoos will thank you...and your sheets will too...and your clothes...it's really good.