Here are the required forms that needs to be filled in before your appointment.
1. In an hour and a half/ 2 hours, wash and rinse your tattoo. Make sure to wash off all excess blood. Use a normal bar of unscented, non exfoliating soap. We recommend Protex gentle or Sanex Zero. Only use your hands. Do not use coarse sponges or washcloths. Once clean, PAT dry with a clean, soft towel. Do not wipe or rub the tattoo.
2. Once dry, apply a thin layer of aftercare cream. We HIGHLY recommend E45 cream or Colloidial Silver cream. Virgin Coconut oil can also be used. These can be bought at Dischem and most pharmacies. Apply the ointment 3 times per day. Any more application would over moisturise the tattoo. Make sure the tattoo is clean first before applying aftercare cream.
TIP: If the tattoo is not visible under the cream, you have applied too much. It is normal for the tattoo to sometimes get itchy during the healing process. Do not overuse aftercare
cream, but if the tattoo is dry it is advised to use a thin layer of aftercare cream.
3. If you have a medium to large tattoo: It is advised, after cleaning your tattoo and applying aftercare cream before bed, to wrap or cover your tattoo with gladwrap or clingfilm. Only do so if the tattoo has been cleaned prior to wrapping. Otherwise dirt and bacteria can get trapped in the wrapping and your tattoo risks getting infected.
4. Proceed to take care of your tattoo for 2-3 weeks, following the above guidelines thoroughly throughout the entire length of the healing process.
5. It is normal for your tattoo to flake toward the end of the healing process, similar to how the skin looks after being sunburnt.
•Do not soak your tattoo. No swimming or bathing for lengthy periods until the tattoo is fully healed. Quick showers are ideal.
•Do not scratch or pick your tattoo and avoid abrasive clothing that might irritate the area. Eg. Wool, Lace, Denim et cetera.
•Do not use ANY fragranced creams or lotions as a replacement to the suggested aftercare creams above. This could lead to skin irritation in the form of a rash.
•Do not use medicated, fragranced or exfoliating soaps to clean your tattoo.
•Do not let animals near your tattoo. Should you have pets, make sure to take extra precaution, avoiding their hair and spit et cetera.
If you follow the above instructions dilligently your tattoo should heal without issue. Look out for the following issues regarding a lack of aftercare:
1. REDNESS/RASH: This means the skin is irritated and is most likely due to lotions, soaps or perfumes that have come into contact with the tattoo whilst it is healing. Go back to the suggested aftercare and apply Colloidial Silver spray to the rash. If it gets worse and not better you could have an infection.
2. INFECTION: This is due to a lack of aftercare or when the tattoo comes into contact with dirty clothing or bedding. Consult a doctor immediately if you suspect an infection.
3. ALLERGY: Rarely a person can be hyperallergenic to the tattoo ink. In this case the tattoo will resemble a blister in the shape of the tattoo and pus could be present. Consult a doctor immediately.
1. Wash your new piercing 2-3 times a day with salt water or saline solution or an antiseptic mouth wash in the case of a tongue or lip piercing.
2. DO NOT fiddle with your piercing too much while it heals, by doing this you risk dragging dirt and bacteria into the healing piercing which could lead to infections.
3. DO NOT over clean your new piercing, this will dry it out and increase your risk of infection. 2-3 times a day will do the trick.
4. Your piercing may leak a little fluid and turn crusty when it dries. DO NOT pick at it as this could cause infections, all you have to do is gently swab it away with an earbud during normal cleaning.
5. Please allow your piercing to fully heal before attempting to change the jewelry, rushing this could damage your new piercing and cause it to reject so please be patient, it’s worth it.
6. Hypertrophic or keloid scaring is an unavoidable risk for certain individuals, if you experience any problems at all, contact your piercer for advice.
7. Any products you put in your hair are very likely to end up in your piercing as well, so be diligent when cleaning. Hairspray is best avoided.
8. Makeup in general is a piercings enemy, particularly facial piercings. Try to not cover your new piercing and be as thorough as possible when you clean the piercing.
9. Mouth piercings are easily affected by alcohol and cigarettes so make sure to rinse your mouth regularly.
Tue-Fri 10H00 – 17H00 (No walk in's after 16H00)
Sat 10H00 – 15H00
Mon, Sun & Public Holidays CLOSED
279b Lynnwood Rd, Menlo Park, Pretoria, 008