INSTRUCTIONS: TATWAX AFTERCARE & IN-PROCESS PRODUCTS
TATWAX ORIGINAL SOOTHING BALM (#TG08, #TG09)
TATWAX Soothing Balm is for professional use during the process and aftercare of tattooing. Our formula consists of only natural ingredients, vitamins and minerals known for healing. It doesn't clog pores and will allow your skin to breath, while reducing irritation and promoting proper healing for your new tattoo.
For NEW Tattoo aftercare, please apply a thin layer to cover the tattoo. Apply as needed.
TATWAX FILM (#51023, #51024)
TATWAX Film is a protective cover that prevents skin damage from friction. It provides a WATERPROOF, ANTIBACTERIAL-BARRIER that blocks pathogens and external contaminants from entering the wound. The film is BREATHABLE, letting oxygen in and allowing excess moisture vapor to be released from the wound. It’s light, FLEXIBLE, and stretchable which allows it to be placed anywhere on the body and will stay put for up to several days.
Pull an appropriate amount of tape out of the box. Cut the tape, leaving about 1” of tape exposed. The 1st piece should stay on 8-24 hours, its normal for blood and fluids to collect under the film. The 2nd piece can stay on for several days (Max 5 days)
TATWAX STENCIL GEL (#SD06A, #SD06F)
Tatwax Stencil Gel was formulated to make transferring stencils much easier. Our stencil gel will stay put for hours during the tattoo process. You don't have to worry about replacing the stencil.
First, shake the bottle. Clean the skin with alcohol or hand sanitizer. Put a small amount of TATWAX Stencil Gel onto a gloved hand, spreading it over the prepared area until skin is damp but not wet. Apply stencil art to the skin, holding it for 4 to 5 seconds. Remove the stencil and allow it to set for 5-10 minutes.
TATWAX STENCIL CLEANER (#SD06R)
TATWAX Stencil Cleaner is a non-toxic cleaner that removes stains from markers, stencils and other hard to remove surface stains on the skin.
Shake well and spray a small amount of TATWAX Stencil Cleaner onto the marked area. Use a clean towel to wipe it off. Heavy marked areas may require multiple applications.
These are simple directions for a quick tattoo healing process that can help you enjoy your new body art sooner and more comfortably. These directions came from top artists around the world. These are the suggested guidelines to follow:
DO NOT TOUCH THE BANDAGE! The bandage was placed by your tattoo artist to prevent airborne bacteria from invading the wound. Open flesh is a breeding ground for infection. Leave the bandage on for a minimum of three hours. For better results, it’s best to leave it on overnight. If you absolutely cannot resist the temptation to show off your tattoo, ask your artist if they can cover it up with clear cellophane wrap. Cellophane wrap lets you view your tattoo without the protective layer being removed. Since your tattoo artist took proper care to ensure that there is no infection produced during the session, it’s now on your shoulders to take proper care of your tattoo.
WHEN REMOVING THE GAUZE: A tattoo is an abrasion that may bleed a little at first but should subside within a few hours. When you attempt to remove the gauze, it may stick. If it does stick to your skin, wet the area with clean water and remove the gauze slowly.
WASH AND TREAT: After removing the bandage, you will want to wash your tattoo. Use lukewarm water and antibacterial soap to completely clean off all ointment and blood residue. Do not use a cloth or any abrasives. Your fingers are the best cleaning tools! Once the tattoo is clean, go ahead and blot the area with a clean dry towel. NO RUBBING!
Apply a thin layer of TATWAX aftercare ointment to the tattoo. TATWAX keeps your tattoo soft and moist. Please use sparingly. Too much can prevent the skin from breathing. DO NOT REBANDAGE. Repeat this cleaning process three times a day for seven to fourteen days. DO NOT USE NEOSPORIN!
Here are some important points to remember:
- Do not use Vaseline or petroleum-based products on your tattoo.
- Do not use alcohol to clean your tattoo.
- Do not pick or rub your tattoo.
- Avoid direct sunlight, tanning booths, swimming, saunas, steam baths and bathtubs for two weeks.