Yes. During the first 2 weeks do NOT soak your tattoo in water. Swimming is NOT OK during the healing period. Take a shower after your workout and pat the tattoo dry, DO NOT scrub or run it dry.
Tattoo’s are applied to the largest organ of the body…the skin. In most cases, with proper care, skin heals between 14-21 days, 2 to 3 weeks.
- Avoid unnecessary touching, scratching or picking of the new tattoo site to reduce the risk of introducing infection.
- Always wash and dry your hands before and after handling a new tattoo site.
- Your new tattoo will consist of an area of tiny skin breaks, caused by tattooing needles, so it should be kept covered immediately after the tattoo has been given, for at least one hour, whilst using the sterile, non-adherent dressing, applied by your practitioner. This dressing is only intended to get you home without the treated area catching on clothing, or being exposed to the air. The dressing will also help to stop any bleeding / fluid oozing, but should be removed before it dries on to the treated area. After 1 to 2 hours, remove the bandage gently and wash with warm water and mild soap. DO NOT RE-BANDAGE.
- After removal of the dressing, gently wash the tattoo site with your fingertips, in warm tap water and pat dry with a clean hand towel. Do not rub or the skin will become irritated.
- If possible, shower rather than bathe whilst the tattoo is healing so that unnecessary water exposure is prevented. Do not soak in the tub, sauna, jacuzzi or go swimming whilst your new tattoo is healing. Do not soak your tattoo at all. Using the shower is fine.
- DO NOT use skin products on the treated area that have not been recommended by your tattooist or are not intended for open wound healing.
- After approximately two weeks, any scabbing should have gone and been replaced with new, intact skin. The area should be completely healed in a further 10 to14 days.
- Avoid swimming, sun beds and sun bathing until your new tattoo is fully healed, as direct sunlight / chlorine can interact with tattoo dye pigments causing skin irritation and inflammation.
- Try to wear loose cotton clothing to minimize rubbing and irritation to a new tattoo site.
- Always keep a new tattoo covered and protected if working in a dirty / dusty / oily environment.
- If you have any problems or queries, contact me initially. I will refer you to your GP if there are signs of adverse reaction / infection.
Office: 01942 233 040 ~ Mobile: 07496 605 866 ~ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“A tattoo is a mark in time based on what you want to say about yourself for the rest of your life. So live some life before you talk about it.” –The Scary Guy FRSA
Yes. The Gallery Car Park is just across the street. Enter the APCOA car park on Mesnes Street, come down the lift and turn right and walk to the Winnard & Brown building straight in front of you. Head down the drive just to the left of the building, you will see Scary’s Tattoo sign above the black door, 64A.
Ring the bell on the left.
Yes. If you have created your own artwork and would like it tattooed on you that is perfectly fine. However, please know that we may need to make minor changes to he original artwork based on it becoming a tattoo in skin.
No, not yet. Cathryn and I are planning our expansion in 2017. So for now, we are a private studio by appointment only. Please feel free to call O: 01942 233 040 or M: 07496 605 866, and set a time to come in and discuss your dreams and goals with us.
Absolutely! The Scary Guy and Cathryn Woodhall are all available to help you create your artwork.
YES!!! All of our work is designed with you in mind.
In most cases, yes. Since we pride ourselves on customer one of a kind tattoo art work an appointment is made for you to ensure you are tattooed based on your design.