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? Remove bandage after 3 hours and THOROUGHLY clean off all traces of blood, plasma and excess ink. Then gently wash with a non perfumed soap and warm water. However if you get a reaction with the soap you are using, discontinue its use immediately. After washing, rinse thoroughly to ensure that you remove all traces of soap or detergent. Then gently use a dry tissue and blot dry. DO NOT RE-BANDAGE & REMEMBER TO KEEP IT CLEAN AT ALL TIMES. DO NOT TOUCH THE tattoo WITH YOUR HANDS (unless you have washed your hands with an anti-bacterial soap). Wait about 30 minutes to allow excess water in the tattoo to evaporate, then gently and evenly apply moisturizing cream (will be provided) over the tattoo. Gently rub in for best effect. Do not leave a thick layer of cream on the skin, just use enough to ensure that the whole tattoo is slightly moisturized (it will look slightly shiny, but not wet). Take note that you have to gently wash and clean the tattoo daily (once or twice a day) to ensure its cleanliness, wait about 30 minutes to dry, after which apply the cream provided over the tattoo. You must apply the cream about 3 - 4 times a day for the next 7 days, after which you have to switch to an unscented body lotion for the following 3 weeks. After 1 month it is still advisable to rub in some body lotion (once daily) to give your tattoo that extra shine. After about 5 - 7 days, the tattoo will start to peel. You will also feel very itchy. DO NOT PICK AND DO NOT SCRATCH THE TATTOO OR ITS SURROUNDING AREA as this will cause a loss of color. If itch is unbearable, you can use your hand to slap the tattoo, or simply wet a piece of clean tissue and gently wipe the tattoo, taking care not to cause any peeling skin to fall off. Please ensure the following: 1) Do not re-bandage the tattoo. 2) Do not swim (pool or sea) or go to the sauna for 2 weeks. 3) Do not expose your tattoo to the sun keep covered with your clothing. After full healing, always use a sun-block lotion (the highest SPF you can get) if you have to expose your tattoo to the sun. 4) Do not touch the tattoo with your hands, unless you have thoroughly washed your hands with an anti-bacterial soap 5) Wear clean clothes, but avoid close fitting or off-the-rack clothes. 6) Avoid chlorine, soaking in a bath tub, scratching, salt water and oral contact. 7) Do not apply any other stuff that are not recommended by your artist, or you may risk ruining your tattoo. Be aware the appeal of your healed tattoo depends on how you take care of it during its healing cycle. You must ensure proper hygiene in order to avoid any bacteria infection. Remember that a single bacterium in ideal conditions will multiply and become millions in just a matter of hours.
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