Tattoo Aftercare

Art is important! Take care of yours!

After I have completed your new tattoo, it is very important to care for it so it will look perfect. Tattoos generally take about 2 weeks to heal, although it may differ depending on each person’s immune system and the area the tattoo is placed. Here are StayOnPoint Tattoo’s instructions for healing:

Leave the bandage on for 3-4 hours.
When you remove the bandage, ensure that your hands are thoroughly clean. Always wash your hands before touching your tattoo.
Use plain, unscented soap and wash tattoo gently but thoroughly with your fingertips. DO NOT use a washcloth, loofah, or paper towel as this will irritate the skin further. Your tattoo will feel slightly gooey. This is plasma and is completely normal. Wash thoroughly with soap until it no longer feels slimy. Do not place another bandage on your tattoo afterward, it needs to breathe!
Wash your tattoo 2-3 times daily. Do not over wash! You will dry it out and irritate the skin.
Once your tattoo starts feeling dry, usually within 2 days, begin applying a very thin layer of non-scented lotion (Lubriderm is a good one) or tattoo lotion. Be careful not to apply too much, too often.
Your tattoo will get itchy. DO NOT pick or scratch at it. This can cause scarring which will damage the end look of your tattoo.
DO NOT take baths, go swimming, or submerge your new tattoo in any kind of chlorine/ocean water for at least 2 weeks.
Make sure to avoid pet hair, wear clean clothes and make sure your sheets are freshly cleaned.

WHAT ELSE BESIDE A&D CAN I USE TO HELP HEAL MY TATTOO?

Each individual’s pain threshold is very different. Some people think one part of the body is very painful while others have no problem sitting through that particular spot. Each area of the body is different. In the end, most people compare the pain to an annoyance or persistent scratching feeling. Remember, if it hurt extravagantly no one would ever get tattooed more than once!

I HEARD THAT POLYSPORIN IS GOOD TO USE ON A HEALING TATTOO.
IS THIS TRUE?

There are different companies who make and sell tattoo aftercare products, some work very well some don’t. H2ocean, Tattoogoo, and Hustle Butter are few tattoo aftercare products that help the ink penetrate while at the same time healing your skin. But you are not gonna find them at your local pharmacy. At the pharmacy you can pick up bacitracin or Neosporin which both work well to help prevent infection to your open cut (your tattoo) and also help it heal.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT TO GO SWIMMING,
TAKE A BATH, OR GO IN MY HOT TUB?

It is best to wait a minimum of two weeks. If you have issues healing your tattoo you may have to wait longer. Submerging a fresh tattoo in any kind of water will result in scarification and improper healing. It is best to take showers and let the water softly fall over the area, being careful not to soak it. Always gently dab, not rub, with a disposable paper towel or a very clean towel to dry.

Tattoo Goo

Tattoo Goo is used for tattoo aftercare. This all natural formula is made with high grade oils, emollients and herbal ingredients. The all natural ingredients of this salve help to nurture your tattoos and piercings so that they heal properly. This brand is among the most trusted in the industry that is recommended by professional artists. This product is tested and certified by professionals to work better than other similar after care products on the market.

Hustle Butter

Hustle Butter is a tattoo aftercare, made from mango, coco, papaya and Shea butters. it brings tremendous amounts of benefits: It will not remove stencils. No more petroleum build up or clogged tubes. Unlike most tattoo aftercare products and ointments , Hustle Butter Promotes healing upon contact, minimizes redness, swelling and bleeding.

Aquaphor Ointment

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Tattoo Anesthetic

DOES STAYONPOINT TATTOO USE ANY SORT OF NUMBING CREAM WHEN TATTOOING?

Yes. At Stayonpoint we use the latest anesthetic  products. These products help relieve you from discomfort while being tattooed. they will not numb your entire tattoo but are designed to help with the pain. We use hush products a known company to only make anesthetic solutions for tattooing, and we also use h2ocean nothing soap.h2ocean is a company that has been around for a long time , very reliable and we stand by their products. the numbing soap is our most used because we use during the process of tattooing in oppose to applying and letting soak in for 60 minutes, plus it is highly effective.

"Man was I glad I said "Yes." As soon as I saw his design I knew that's what I wanted. I was terrified because my first foot tattoo was EXTREMELY PAINFUL but Rob has a very good hand and i got thru it without flinching!! When my tattoo was complete, my mom who has wanted a tat forever says "OK it's now or never....let's do it" This was her first tat and she was a trooper. Throughout the whole time everyone was super nice and my mom and I are very happy with our tattoos...I have already talked to Rob about designing my next one!!!!"
Jasmine U.
Jacksonville, FL

Hush Anesthetic

"When applied properly and as needed, HUSH tattoo-numbing spray anesthetizes the skin immediately on contact and lasts about 30-40 minutes once the skin has been broken, making the tattoo session virtually painless and worry-free. HUSH’s proprietary blend of botanicals means less bruising and a faster healing time. And best of all, HUSH Spray will not affect the tattoo color or design in any way."

H20 Nothing Foam Soap

Nothing Pain Relieving Foam Soap contains 4% max lidocaine and is specifically formulated to numb and disinfect your skin during the tattoo process. It is enriched with soothing aloe vera and is perfect for those with sensitive skin. This all natural antibacterial and antimicrobial soap is not harsh and it prevents the onset of excessive drying and scabbing. Nothing is impossible to tattoo with H2Ocean Nothing products. The sea salt and aloe start the healing process while you tattoo!