Tattoo Aftercare Ointment


So You Got Your Tattoo? – 10 Excellent Aftercare Instructions

Congratulations on getting your tattoo! Now it’s time to take proper care of it and maintain it! Your tattoo artist should have given you instructions on how look after your tattoo. Aftercare instructions may vary from artist to artist. So what I am about to list is just a general aftercare plan, this may or may not be different from what was explained to you from your artist.

  • 1. After your tattoo is finished your artist will have covered your tattoo with some sort of gauze or anti-stick padding or bandaging to make sure that the area where you have gotten your tattoo will not get infected. Leave this on for up to four hours so that you blood can have a chance to clot and not be exposed to bacteria.
  • 2. Whenever you are handling your tattoo, make sure that you have clean hands! We don’t want any bacteria to get on your skin and cause an infection!
  • 3. You should have now waited up to four hours, and you can now take off your gauze, or bandaging. Be sure that you have washed your hands before you start doing this! With warm water and an anti-bacterial soap, clean your tattoo of any blood that has surfaced on the area. Use your hand, or a very soft cloth to wipe the blood off. Do not use any cleaning products beside anti-bacterial soap because your skin needs to remain moist so that the tattoo can properly heal. Any cleaning products may dry out your tattoo and this can cause big problems!
  • 4. After you have cleaned your tattoo, use any kind of anti-bacterial ointment, and cover your tattoo area. Do this about 5-6 times for several days. Do not use anything else but anti-bacterial ointment. We do not want your tattoo to fade and lose it’s colour.
  • 5. You now have to let your tattoo air out so that it can heal properly. Do not cover it with gauze or bandaging during the rest it’s healing process.
  • 6. So now it’s been a several days since you have gotten your tattoo. So you should have been applying anti-bacterial ointment 5-6 times a day, and now it’s time to move to a moisturizer. This will prevent scabbing and peeling. Make sure to use a moisturizer that is fragrance free so that it does not cause any irritation to the area.
  • 7. Avoid drenching your tattoo with water. Showering is perfectly fine, just don’t completely saturate your tattoo. If you get shampoo or soap on your tattoo be sure to wash it off quickly! I do not avoid taking a bath or swimming since submerging it in a lot of water will ruin your tattoo.
  • 8. Also try and avoid tanning or prolonged exposure to the sun since it will fade out your tattoo. Put sunblock on your tattoo to avoid fading. You really do not want to have to go back and get your tattoo re-touched a few years down the road now do you? Didn’t think so!
  • 9. Do not pick at the scabs on your tattoo! This is not a good thing to do! No matter how itchy or annoying it is, do not do it! It can remove ink from your tattoo and ruin it. Put some moisturizer to keep your skin moist and relieve the itching.
  • 10. Your tattoo will “bleed” ink during the first little while. So I advise wearing some clothing that you don’t mind getting ink from your tattoo on. It should wash out, but I still think you should wear something you do not really care about. Or you could just not wear clothing on that certain part of your body, depending on where it is of course. But do not put gauze or bandaging on your tattoo to cover it.
  • So there are 10 aftercare instructions that will keep your tattoo safe! Remember to always wash your hands when handling your tattoo, do not cover it with any bandaging after the first several days, stay out of the sun, do not drench your tattoo, and you should be fine! Thanks for reading!

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Rehab Ink Complete Tattoo Kit w/ 2 Guns, Power Supply, Needles, 4 Inks & More


Rehab Ink Complete Tattoo Kit w/ 2 Guns, Power Supply, Needles, 4 Inks & More


$29.99


This complete beginner tattoo kit by Rehab Ink has everything needed to create amazing body art. It includes a pro-quality power supply, a stainless steel foot pedal control, a clip cord with stainless contacts to connect to the tattoo machine, and a US 3-prong grounded plug. 2 tattoo machines are also included, designed for both lining & shading, and featuring low-vibration frames, upgraded brass contacts, and dual 10-wrap coils. 4 shots of tattoo ink (2ml each) will help get you started (Black Outlining & Graywash Shading by Kuro Sumi/Forest Gump Green & Monthly Red by Millenium Colorworks-colors may be substituted if those shown are unavailable at time of purchase) and a black, angled metal ink cap stand along with 100 clear caps will provide you with a professional setup (each cap is 1/2 tall x 1/2 wide and holds .5ml of ink). 5 needles are included for use with the machine (Round Liners: 5RL, 7RL / Round Shaders: 5RS, 7RS / Magnums: 7M1) as well as 5 combo needles with 3/4 silica gel grip tubes (5RL, 7RL, 5RS, 7RS, 7M1). All needles are pre-sterilized with ethylene oxide gas and are individually blister packed. Adding to the kit are 10 anti-microbial, heat & UV-resistant rubber bands (these wrap around the tattoo machine and provide correct tension against the needle) along with 10 grommets (these join the needles to the machines A-bar), 10 spare o-rings, and 6 extra coil washers for machine fine-tuning. A tube of aftercare anti-scar ointment is also included with a pair of black latex gloves, and a skin marking pen with tips at both ends (regular and ultra-fine). Rounding out this kit is an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of spirit 4-ply thermal paper to transfer stencils onto skin (can be hand traced or used in a thermal or dot matrix printer), transfer paper instructions, a 2-sided piece of practice skin (designs on front, blank on rear), and a how-to instructional eBook!

Rehab Ink Complete Tattoo Kit w/ Gun, Power Supply, Needles, 4 Inks & More


Rehab Ink Complete Tattoo Kit w/ Gun, Power Supply, Needles, 4 Inks & More


$25.99


This complete beginner tattoo kit by Rehab Ink has everything needed to create amazing body art. It includes a pro-quality power supply, a stainless steel foot pedal control, a clip cord with stainless contacts to connect to the tattoo machine, and a US 3-prong grounded plug. A tattoo machine is also included, designed for both lining & shading, and featuring a low-vibration frame, upgraded brass contacts, and dual 10-wrap coils. 4 shots of tattoo ink (2ml each) will help get you started (Black Outlining & Graywash Shading by Kuro Sumi/Forest Gump Green & Monthly Red by Millenium Colorworks-colors may be substituted if those shown are unavailable at time of purchase) and a black, angled metal ink cap stand along with 100 clear caps will provide you with a professional setup (each cap is 1/2 tall x 1/2 wide and holds .5ml of ink). 5 needles are included for use with the machine (Round Liners: 5RL, 7RL / Round Shaders: 5RS, 7RS / Magnums: 7M1) as well as 5 combo needles with 3/4 silica gel grip tubes (5RL, 7RL, 5RS, 7RS, 7M1). All needles are pre-sterilized with ethylene oxide gas and are individually blister packed. Adding to the kit are 10 anti-microbial, heat & UV-resistant rubber bands (these wrap around the tattoo machine and provide correct tension against the needle) along with 10 grommets (these join the needles to the machines A-bar), 10 spare o-rings, and 6 extra coil washers for machine fine-tuning. A tube of aftercare anti-scar ointment is also included with a pair of black latex gloves, and a skin marking pen with tips at both ends (regular and ultra-fine). Rounding out this kit is an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of spirit 4-ply thermal paper to transfer stencils onto skin (can be hand traced or used in a thermal or dot matrix printer), transfer paper instructions, a 2-sided piece of practice skin, and a how-to instructional eBook!

Rehab Ink Complete Tattoo Set w/ 2 Guns, Power Supply, 7 Millennium Mom's Ink Colors, Skull Ink Holder & More


Rehab Ink Complete Tattoo Set w/ 2 Guns, Power Supply, 7 Millennium Mom’s Ink Colors, Skull Ink Holder & More


$70.99


This complete professional tattoo kit by Rehab Ink includes a power supply, S/S foot pedal control, clip cord with stainless contacts to connect to the tattoo machine, and a grounded US plug. 2 tattoo machines are also included, designed for lining & shading, and featuring low-vibration frames, upgraded brass contacts, dual 10-wrap coils, and 1 white LED machine-mountable work light (lit by the power supply). 7 bottles of half-ounce MOMs Millennium tattoo ink will get you started, along with a resin skull ink-cap holder and 150 clear caps (100pcs .5ml caps & 50pcs 1-2ml caps). 4 round silica gel tubes with 1 grips are included (#3, #5, #7, #9), along with 5 flats/mags (#5, #7, #9, #13, #15) and 3 diamonds (#3, #5, #7). This kit also has 20 round lining needles (3RL, 5RL, 7RL, 9RL-5pcs each), 20 round shading needles (3RS, 5RS, 7RS, 9RS-5pcs each), 5 flat shading (5F Flats), and 5 magnum shading needles (7M1 Mags). All tubes & needles are pre-sterilized with ethylene oxide gas and are individually blister packed. Adding to the kit are 75 anti-microbial, heat & UV-resistant rubber bands, 75 grommets, 75 spare o-rings, an 8oz bottle of COSCO brand Tincture of Green Soap, and an 8oz squeeze bottle to dispense the soap. A tube of aftercare anti-scar ointment is also included with 5 pairs of black latex gloves, a 5-piece set of tattoo machine cleaning brushes, 3 hex wrenches (2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm) to fit machine and grip screws, and a skin marking pen with tips at both ends (regular and ultra-fine). Rounding out this kit are 3 sheets of 8-1/2 x 11 spirit 4-ply thermal paper to transfer stencils onto skin (can be hand traced or used in a thermal or dot matrix printer), transfer paper instructions, a 2-sided piece of practice skin (blank on both sides & reusable), and a how-to instructional eBook!

Rehab Ink Professional Tattoo Kit w/ 3 Ink Colors, Skull Ink Holder, 2 Guns, Power Supply & More


Rehab Ink Professional Tattoo Kit w/ 3 Ink Colors, Skull Ink Holder, 2 Guns, Power Supply & More


$80.09


This professional-grade, complete tattoo kit contains all of the following premium components: one tuned-coil tattoo machine with 4 resin washers for adjustment (machine is designed for use as a liner and shader); one rotary motor tattoo machine (color may vary); one dual-machine power supply unit with grounded power cord; 3 bottles of Mom’s tattoo ink (ink is made in the USA), assorted colors, 1/2 ounce each; stainless foot pedal switch with 2 machine clip cords; skull-shaped ink cap holder with lid; 500 small-size ink caps; 100 medium-size ink caps; 25 large-size ink caps; stainless-steel machine grip with back-stem; set of 7, multi-color, alloy machine grips; 50 tattoo needles, pre-made on stainless steel bars, assorted sizes, all with Ethylene Oxide (EO) gas indicating dot showing proof of needle sterilization; 5 combo tattoo needles with tubes and silicone gel grips, assorted sizes; 28 plastic tube tips; 6 surgical stainless steel tube tips; aluminum spray bottle; triplet loupe for needle inspection; 3 full sheets of multi-ply, spirit transfer paper; dual-tip, surgical skin marking pen; 100 tattoo-machine rubber bands; 100 tattoo-machine needle grommets; 50 tattoo-machine spring o-rings; 5 pair of tattooing gloves; reusable practicing skin; 8 disposable site preparation razors; cleaning brush set; 3 packages of aftercare ointment and a tattoo machine adjustment toolset. Kit does not contain instructions however there are numerous generic videos online showing how to use kit components.

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