Take care of that ink!
SAINT & SINNERS PRE-SERVICE INFORMATION
To protect you while you are in our care, all artists:
Have completed hundreds of hours of state required education pertaining to tattooing, safety and sanitation. They also get annual continuing education.
Practice Universal Precautions (Every client treated as if infected and therefore precautions are taken to minimize risk).
Use single use, prepackaged, sterilized needles.
Use single use, prepackaged, sterilized tubes.
Use breathable tattoo coverings.
Use high level disinfectants to clean ALL surfaces.
We practice high standards to ensure your safety. Due to the level of cleanliness and safety we practice, any difficulties you have with your tattoo healing will most likely result from poor aftercare. Once you leave the tattoo studio, it is YOUR responsibility to care for your tattoo. The first 72 hours are the most crucial in your tattoo’s healing process. Improper aftercare can result in a poor looking tattoo, scarring, or even worse things such as a staph infection.
TIPS YOU NEED TO REMEMBER
Change your sheets: While you sleep you shed skin, sweat and hair. Anything in your bed can come in contact with your tattoo and increase the chances of infection.
Do not use bar soap: Bar soap is not sterile, can hold bad bacteria and can pass bacteria on to your tattoo. Gross. Invest in a small, disposable bottle of antibacterial liquid soap.
Application of Ointment: Believe it or not, your hands are not clean. After you wash your hands, anything you touch afterwards (door handles, cups, hair, face, the list goes on) has bacteria on it and therefore your hands become contaminated. You must wash your hands (thoroughly) and your tattoo (gently) with warm water and soap before applying any ointment to your tattoo.
Pets: They track harmful bacteria wherever they walk, lie, or brush against. Wash and reapply ointment after contact with animals. This also applies to anything the animal comes in contact with such as sheets, furniture and clothing.
Sweating: When you sweat you release toxins which sit on the surface of your tattoo, increasing the chances of infection. After heavy sweating, you must wash your hands (thoroughly) and your tattoo (gently) with warm water and soap and reapply ointment to your tattoo.
Do not wear restrictive clothing: If your tattoo forms a scab, do not let it stick to anything such as sheets or tight clothing. A wet scab will stick to anything it dries against. When you pull that item away (sheets or clothing) the scab will pull off with it. This pulls ink out of the skin and can cause scarring and loss of color.
WE WANT YOUR TATTOO TO HEAL WELL AND LOOK AMAZING. TAKE AS MUCH CARE TO YOUR HEALING PROCESS OF AS WE DO IN DOING YOUR TATTOO.