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Cosmetic Tattoo Aftercare

What to Expect

  • Some swelling, redness, bruising and/or tenderness

  • Scabbing, cracking, dry skin, flaking after a few days

  • Itching & irritation 

  • You brows being darker/brighter than you wanted, the pigment fades 40-50% in 5-10 days and you'll see lighter, more natural brows

What to do

  • Apply an unscented moisturizer once a day (coconut or grape-seed oil or one of the products sold at GRIM Studios) or dry deal if you have oily skin

  • Wash the tattoo gently with unscented soap and water (NEVER use scented soaps, goats milk or any other type of cleaning product) 

  • Dry with paper towel or allow tattoo to air dry

  • Always wash hands prior to touching the tattoo & keep the tattoo clean 

  • Do NOT over moisturize

  • Lightly slap the tattoo if it becomes itchy, never scratch or pick at the tattoo

  • Stay Healthy: the healthier you are, the easier your body can heal 

  • Keep bedding clean.

  • The less you do to the tattoo the better

  • If pimples appear, reduce the amount of moisturizer you are applying and/or use a non oil based product

  • Contact your doctor IMMEDIATELY if you develop a fever, the tattoo becomes hot to the touch, you start to develop spider web like veins coming from the tattoo, shortness of breath, dizziness or blurred vision 

What to avoid

  • NEVER Pick at or scratch the tattoo

  • Do NOT soak or submerge the tattoo: avoid baths, long showers, saunas, hot tubs, pools and natural bodies of water until ALL scabs are gone.

  • Avoid the sun & sun tanning - especially when a tattoo is fresh. UV rays cause tattoos to fade

  • No suntanning for at least ten days

  •  NEVER use products like Vaseline, coconut/almond/natural oils, essential oils, scented moisturizers, goats milk, Dettol, Betadine, Hydrogen Peroxide, baby oil, sea salts, epsom salts etc on a fresh tattoo

  • Do not over moisturize or clean

  • Do not allow jewelry or clothing to rub against the tattoo until completely healed

  • Do not use perfumes or makeup on the tattoo until completely healed

  • No performing oral sex on any gender partners (lip related treatments)

  • No spicy foods (lip related treatments)

  • No anti-aging creams

  • Avoid smoking & drinking 

  • Avoid sweating for at least three days

Thank you for choosing GRIM Studios. 
We hope you had a great experience and we hope to see you again soon.

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