Tattoo Care Instructions
New Tattoo care information and Medical advice
Captain Bret's Tattoo Shop, Newport, Rhode Island.
We do All styles of modern Tattoos.
One of a kind Custom unique Tattoos, Fancy watercolors, Black & Grey, Or extremely colorful designs, American Tradition Tattooing, Sailor Jerry styles also, Expert lettering and Calligraphy, World Renowned For Celtic Tattooing, Tribal Black work specialist, Expert with COVER- UPS & Repairs, Unsurpassed Nautical & Realistic Tattoos.
Newport, RI Tattoo Shops
Captain Bret Tattoo Shop
2 Collins St. Newport, RI 02840
Located right next door to the Newport
Police Department on Broadway
Captain Bret's Tattoo Shop - 2 Collins St.
Newport, Rhode Island
Next door to Newport Police Department
technique of marking the skin with colors, has been practiced since antiquity. Now this
ancient art is enjoying a renaissance. Movie, television and sports stars have begun
sporting Tattoos, and others are following their lead.
We want your
new Tattoo to turn out perfect for you to enjoy for years to come. So please follow
our recommendations for the proper care of your new Tattoo.
machine, in a simplified explanation, operates like a mini-sewing machine: the Tattoo
needle that is attached to the Tattoo needle bar moves up and down very rapidly as it
penetrates the superficial (epidermis) and the middle layer (dermis) of the skin. This
process creates a superficial abrasion to the skin that is only about as deep as the
thickness of your fingernail. Properly and professionally done, Tattoos cause minimal
trauma to the skin and heal very quickly. Depending on the individuals care and reaction
to the process, it may take from one to two weeks average time to heal over nicely.
critical time to control and direct the healing process for a new Tattoo is from the
completion of the Tattoo until there is no more oozing of fluid from the Tattoo.
you to wipe off oozing fluids ( which appear as droplets on the surface ) until fluids no
This may take
several wiping every 15 minutes immediately after getting a Tattoo.
critical to prevent dead cells from accumulating, sticking and drying on the surface of
the Tattooed area.
Tattoos to dry prolongs the healing time, producing a dry scab and loss of ink.
studies have demonstrated that wounds moistened with ointment heal faster, produce less
dry scabbing and consequently keeps more
Tattoo ink in the skin which heal brighter and sharper looking.
As soon as you
get home from the Tattoo shop ( no longer than 2 hours ) follow these instructions:
1. As soon as you get home remove bandage, wipe
off the ointment and oozing body fluid with a tissue.
content of the Tattooed area is a major factor in the speed of healing.
2. Apply a thin layer of A&D
ointment, Bacitracin, or comparable product.
biggest problem is not the selection of ointment ( all comparable ointments of this type
will produce good healing ). Getting any
ointment and using it as directed and having you follow these instructions is critical for
promoting proper care and healing for your new Tattoo.
This is more important than fretting over what type of ointment to purchase.
ointment is the preferred product to use due to the fact that some people have an allergic
reaction to the zinc and other ingredients in Bacitracin or Neosporin ointment. If you are not allergic to these products they are
fine to use. Otherwise buy and use A&D
ointment because it contains none of these allergic reaction causing ingredients.
OINTMENT IF AVAILABLE.
3. Wait 15 minutes and see if bubbles of fluid
appear on the surface of the Tattooed area.
4. If they do, wipe of with a
tissue and reapply ointment.
5. REPEAT THIS TILL NO MORE BUBBLES
APPEAR ( 2 to 5 times ).
READ STEP 1 TO 5 AGAIN.
BETTER YOU CARE FOR YOUR NEW TATTOO
AFTER GETTING IT
THE BETTER IT
WILL TURN OUT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE !
CRITICAL TO REMOVE FLUID FROM THE TATTOO AND KEEP MOIST DURING THE FIRST FEW HOURS AFTER
GETTING YOUR TATTOO.
You can use
your CLEAN finger tips to apply the ointment.
DO NOT BANDAGE.
stops, apply a thin layer of ointment 4 times a day.
Be very careful
at work, keep clean.
If you work in
a Hospital or other medical or clinical setting ( nursing home, doctors, dental office,
labs ) be very careful not to come into contact with anything in the building with your
new Tattoo. Bandage with a sterile NON-STICK bandage while at work to protect from any
such accidental contact. Use surgical type hand scrub at home after work before caring for
The better you
care for your new Tattoo immediately after you get it the better it will heal and look for
the rest of your life.
At night, just
before bed, wipe the area down lightly with alcohol to help control microorganisms on the
surface of the skin during your hours of sleep.
You must keep
the Tattoo dry during showers.
Vaseline ONLY during showers so as not to allow Tattoo to get soaking wet. Wipe off after shower.
After 2 days
stop using the A&D ointment and SWITCH TO A MOISTURIZING SKIN CREAM OR LOTION ( a dry
skin or hand lotion ).
the preferred hand or skin ointment, lotion to purchase.
The type of
skin lotion you purchase is not as important as the act of actually getting ointment and
using it. Buy a brand name lotion preferably
without a lot of fragrances or odd ingredients, purchase a quality name brand, such as:
Vaseline intensive care dry skin lotion, Jergens, Nivia, Lubriderm.
Lanolin in some
lotions causes allergic reactions in some people.
in some lotions can clog pores and is not recommended.
moisturizing lotion for 3 to 5 times a day for another 4 or 5 days.
lightly moist, DO NOT ALLOW TATTOO TO DRY OUT.
It is true that
Petroleum jelly or any petroleum based products tend to drain the color from a Tattoo.
Please do not
be stingy with the purchase of Tattoo aftercare products.
You probably will spend a lot of money for a nice Tattoo, so the amount spent on
care products is negligible.
New Tattoo is a wound that MUST BE PROPERLY CARED FOR !
Some people can
be allergic to the ingredients in hand lotions and antibiotic ointments.
A reaction can
appear as small pimples or a redness around the Tattoo area.
If this occurs,
discontinue use of this type ointment, Wash with alcohol, let dry for the day and switch
to Vaseline lotion or a different brand skin lotion
( look at label, do not use same ingredients as in reactive brand).
Some people may
have an adverse reaction to the particular pigment used in the Tattoo ink this may result in swelling or itching. This can
usually be relieved by using a topical corticosteroid cream and keeping the Tattoo out of
direct sunlight (which may make the reaction worse).
Also it is
noted that that some people have a allergic reaction that occurs in certain colors when
exposed to sunlight. This is rare and if it
does occur do not itch the area as this will only increase the reaction. A cold compress pack and the application of a
topical corticosteroid cream should reduce
If you have a
medical condition, are aware of allergic reations or are on any medications, please notify
experience any problems with the aftercare instructions or products recommended here,
discontinue use immediately.
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