HYGIENE IN THE STUDIO:
Privacy during tattooing and the highest standard of hygiene are top priorities for us. Needles, paints and paint containers, as well as all other objects and surfaces that are used during tattooing or come into contact with them, are always new and sterilized at each session. This largely eliminates any risk of contamination.
In doing so, we are following the strict local health guidelines.
We only use high-quality tattoo inks that are approved according to the German Tattoo Inks Ordinance (solid ink, etc.). According to the manufacturers, our inks are vegan (that is, they do not contain any animal ingredients and have not been tested on animals), sterilized and contained no heavy metals and no CMR substances.
Appointments for advice and tattooing can be made by email or phone. Of course, you can also come to our studio in person at any time to get an impression of us.
We would be happy to advise you on the desired motif and body part.
In the case of a fixed appointment for a tattoo session, a deposit of € 100-200, - (depending on size) is required, which will be offset against the total price at the last session.
Postponements / cancellations must be communicated at least 48 hours in advance of the appointment, otherwise the payment of deposit will be forfeited without replacement. Deposits are valid for a period of 12 months, after which they expire. Deposits are non-refundable as it covers the time it takes to create the design.
PREPARING FOR YOUR TATTOO SESSION
Be in good physical condition, be well rested and not hungover or under the influence of alcohol/drugs.
Remember to eat well before your session.
WE WILL NOT TATTOO YOU IF YOU ARE
Under 18 or unable to provide a proof of age (official ID: passport, drivers license)
Here against your will
Under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
Unable to act accordingly to public demand
If you have epilepsy, leukemia, skin diseases, diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, infectious diseases or other diseases that require medical attention.
If you have skin allergies or are prone to infections, please consult a doctor beforehand.
Once your tattoo is done, it´s not too hard to make sure it heals the best it can.
It is worth the few days of special care after all that cost and discomfort it took to get it.
After at least 4 hours you can remove the bandage and gently wash the tattoo with warm water and mild/ph-neutral soap. Make sure to avoid a hard jet of water.
Do not re-bandage in the day, but you can cover it for the first night with clean plastic film / cellophane to avoid textile getting stock to your fresh tattoo.
Let the fresh tattoo breathe indoors or wear soft cotton clothes to avoid sweating (also reduces itching).
You can shower with your new tattoo, but don´t let it sit under the hard shower jet and get soaked. Wash it gently with a mild, natural soap using just your fingertips, and try to roll or scrape off only as little scap as you can. Rinse quickly and make sure when you dry off to pat (not brush/scrape) the tattooed area.
On the day after, after gently washing, apply a thin layer of antibacterial ointment or Bepanthen 3 times a day for the next 3 days, until the scab forms.
After the 3 days, use a gentle, natural, unscented moisurizer (e.g. Nivea) until skin turns to its normal condition.
Once the scab starts, do not use anything that contains lanolin or petrolium jelly in it for healing your tattoo, as these will clog the pores and often contribute to the ink healing out.
Do NOT pick at the scab on your new tattoo. If the scab comes off too soon, you run the risk of having the ink "heal out", which leaves a blank spot in the design and then you´ll have to get that part redone. This can happen a little bit during natural healing, but picking at a scab guarantees it. No matter how much it itches, don´t scratch it!
Initial healing from new tattoo to scabbed is about 3 days on average and the scab often falls off after 7-10 days, but your individual skin healing and different body parts/skin areas can vary. The tattoo usually still has some dry skin on top after the heavy scab comes off and after two weeks the skin surface is often healed. The tattoo may be flat to the skin at this point, but it might take a little longer to become flush with the skin.
Until the entire surface is healed avoid direct sunlight, any swimming or soaking in a hot tub or any skin irritation. This can include clothes that rub the area too much, any activities where the tattoo would get hit or stretched hard, anything that scrapes or scratches the healing surface and heavily sweating (e.g. excercise). Sweat is how the body cools itself and gets rid of toxins. That toxic sweat can cause your new tattoo to become infected.
Extreme sun exposure over the years can and will fade your tattoo. This can be minimized by using a strong sunscreen (when the tattoo is completely healed, otherwise it can cause skin irritation). Keep it covered with soft clothing (cotton is best) and out of the sun. Sunburn causes tattoos to lose colors and fade in intensity, and it can make fine lines and details turn blurry.
Remember: your individual healing and reactions may vary.
If you have any questions or problems please feel free to contact the studio at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy your new tattoo!