Tattoo FAQ & Aftercare
how to take care of your new tattoo
Placement of the design, your attention to the aftercare of your new tattoo, and the shape that you and your skin will all determine how well the final product holds up. Placing a tattoo in an area that gets stretched a lot (knees, elbows, wrists, ankles, etc) may cause the tattoo to blur faster than one that’s on your upper arm. Regular exposure to the sun will also cut any tattoo’s life expectancy, and if you don’t believe us just put a colourful shirt out in the sun and see what happens to it. Wear sunscreen on your tattoos when you are planning to be exposed to the sun for a while.
Usually a tattoo never hurts as much as you think it will. However how much it hurts depends on your ability to tolerate discomfort, and the area of your body that’s getting tattooed. Some area will hurt more than others. Like if you’re getting a tattoo in an area that is well covered with flesh, like your upper arm, expect mild discomfort. Areas where skin sits directly on top of bone, tendons, or large blood vessels will be more painful, but it will be bearable. Anticipation is much worse than actual experience. But if you’re really worried about the pain, maybe you’re not ready to get a tattoo. If you’re enjoying the anticipation, maybe it’s time to get another one.
The price will depend on the size and complexity of the design as well as where you intent to get the tattoo.
Yes, if you come to Upbeatlnk ..the Tattoo Studio and follow the suggestions outlined here, tattooing is as safe as most any other normal activity and a lot safer than most. Our tattoo inks are only ones in the market that is approved by USFOA
Aftercare is another way to ensure that your tattoo will look wonderful for a long time. We will give you a little card after you get tattooed which details the way of healing for your tattoo. Please follow those instructions to the letter, every time.
Remove the bandage after one or two hours maximum. All wounds need to breathe if they are to heal properly. Wash the tattoo using your fingertips or hand only. Use a mild antibacterial soap and warm water. Take care to remove all traces of blood as this will cause scabbing. Always gently pat the tattoo dry with a clean soft cloth. Apply a thin coat of ointment to the tattoo. Dab off all the excess with a paper towel. Ointment can be applied whenever the tattoo is feeling stiff or dry but beware of over moisturizing. Apply ointment twice a day for two to three days then switch to a regular moisturizer.