Saturday, November 21, 2009

How to Heal a new Tattoo

If you receive no written instructions from your Tattoo Artist regarding aftercare of your new tattoo, please follow the method below. It is what we use in our own Texas tattoo shops.
1. Wash your new tattoo a MINIMUM of 3-5 times daily usingBlack Cat Tattoo Spray Cleanser. Our super mild formula was developed to avoid burning on application or pulling the ink out of your new tattoo. Be careful what you put on your tattoo. Not all soap is created equal! Beware of copy cats!

2. Apply a thin layer of Black Cat Super Healing Salve after each wash. A little dab will do ya. Just enough to make it shiny. It will soak right in and not feel greasy like some other brands.

3. After an average of 4 days you will notice a light flaking & new skin growth. It is now time to use Black Cat Unscented Lotion. It will soften up your tattoo and keep it looking great!

Remember to apply AT LEAST a 45+ sunscreen to tattoos afterhealing, even on cloudy days! In our opinion, the "specialty" sunscreens for tattoos generally do not offer as much protection as you really need. 

Get a cheap bottle of SPF 45+ at the store & use it DAILY!