Ritual Arts, LLC is a professional tattoo studio where infection control is top priority.
Our instruments are sterilized, our needles are single use only, and our pigments are state approved. A new tattoo is a sacred addition to your body, please follow these instructions for a quick and safe healing process.
•Leave the initial bandage that the artist covers your new tattoo with on overnight. Please do not re-bandage your tattoo. If it comes off wash immediately and follow the instructions below.
•When the time comes to remove it, please be sure to clean all parts of your hands and under your fingernails before beginning. Singing “happy birthday” slowly is generally considered a good amount of time.
•If bandaged with Tatu Derm remove in the shower .Gently peel the bandage using plenty of soap and water. this should be a slow process. There will be a significant amount of fluid under this bandage.This is normal. Do not draiN.
•If the bandage feels stuck, simply dampen with water before starting to remove.
•Wash your tattoo under running warm water with a gentle liquid soap using only your fingertips. Ritual Arts prefers a castile based soap such as Dr. Bronner’s baby mild. Wash until you have completely removed all excess ointment, plasma, and pigment. Pat your new tattoo dry with a clean paper towel.
DO NOT SCRUB YOUR NEW TATTOO
DO NOT CLEAN WITH A WASHCLOTH
NEVER USE BAR SOAP ON A HEALING TATTOO
•Clean your new tattoo 2-3 times a day in this same manner for the first three days. Following that, wash twice a day until your new art is healed.
•Once your new tattoo is completely dry you can use a small amount of white unscented lotion. Ritual Arts prefers Simple Shield, Alba, Aveeno, or Nature’s Gate. You may use Eucerin or Cetaphil. ( Remember a little goes a long way!)
•Your new tattoo is going to itch, it is going to peel, and it is going to flake. These are very normal stages of the healing process. Please don’t pick or scratch at it, this could infect or damage your new tattoo!
•Absolutely no direct sunlight for the first 2-3 weeks. Wear sunscreen after that.
•No submersion in water for the first 2 weeks. This includes your bathtub, the kiddie pool, the ocean and any other body of water.