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Aftercare

Hey there! So you got a tattoo from Strangely Rabid!

Here is where you can find the basic aftercare! If you have specific questions please send over a contact and we will get back to you as soon as we can! 

Derma Bandage

After your tattoo we will wrap you in a clear adhesive bandage called Derma Shield! It is a breathable barrier that acts as a second skin while your tattoo is healing.

We highly recommend keeping your Derma Bandage on for 3-5 days. During that time the tattoo will produce plasma (liquid) and then  your body will reabsorb that liquid!

Once all of that is reabsorbed you can take off your bandage! 

If your bandage leaks, or opens up in any way its best to take it off and heal traditionally. 

If you catch the leak within 30 min of it opening, wipe the area clean with isopropyl alcohol and use the extra derma bandage (provided) to patch it

It is best to take it off in the shower.

 Using mild unscented, undyed antibacterial soap. Take the bandage off slowly from the corners and peel it back keeping parallel to your skin. 

It's easiest to stretch it off like a commands strip or like peeling glue off your hands. It might come off in pieces. Just be slow and gentle.

Once you have the bandage off, gently wash your tattoo with your fingertips and rinse under indirect water. 

When you are out of the shower PAT (not rub) it try with a Clean Paper Towel. Finish it off with a Thin (think Chapstick) layer of Healing Ointment!

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Healing Process

Hey there! Everyone has a different healing process and ability! We like to recommend 4 to 8 weeks to allow your body to fully heal from getting a tattoo! 

You have gotten your bandage off!

Good Job, Next we will need you to take care of that open wound as you heal.

Apply thin layers of your healing ointment about 3 to 5 times a day.

Please wash your tattoo 2-3 times a

Keeping careful to not over saturate or dry out your tattoo! It should feel like your normal skin texture just a little raw.

After  2 weeks of using the healing ointment, you can switch over to an unscented, undyed lotion! 

During your healing time, please do not excessively exercise, swim, sauna, have people touch your tattoo, and be careful with direct sun exposure (remember to wear sunscreen after you are healed!)

While you are healing and you need to go into the sun please wear a rash gaurd!

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Special Attention

Things to NOT do with a new Tattoo

no swimming

no saunas or hot tubs

no baths

(showers ok!)

no excessive exercising for at least a week

(2-3 weeks is preferable)

no tanning or UV sun exposure

no touching!

keep away from licking pets

small children and overly curious adults

(they love you but boo-boo kissing is a no)

no picking!

Hope this helps! 

If you have questions please email 

Recommended products

Everyone's Skin has different needs, and everyone heals differently! Here are some products that generally do well for healing a tattoo! Do what is best for you, these are all just come recommended. Please make sure you do not get the baby or diaper rash versions of these due to having drying agents in them!

 

Healing Ointments

Aquafore

A&D Healing Ointment

CeraVe Healing Ointment

Hussle Butter

Green Goo (petroleum free)

Soaps

Dial Complete Anti-Bacterial 

H2Ocean Blue Green Soap

CeraVe Foaming Face Cleaner

Dr Bronner Unscented soap

Unscented Lotions

CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Lubriderm Daily Moisture

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