Tattoo Safety Advice After Inked®, from start to finish. Only one product does it all, from tattooing with it to moisturizing with it! We strongly recommend not combining After Inked® with any other products. After Inked® tattoo moisturizer and aftercare lotion is all you need for new and existing tattoos from start to finish. • Immediately after completion of a new tattoo, apply a thin layer of After Inked® tattoo moisturizer lotion to clean hands and gently massage over entire fresh tattoo until lotion is no longer visible. • Repeat 2 to 3 times a day or as needed to keep your tattoo moist. • Gently wash your new tattoo with mild soap and warm water before bedtime; lightly pat or air dry and apply a thin layer of After Inked® tattoo moisturizer lotion. • Avoid unnecessary touching of your new tattoo, do not scrub or scratch it; wear clean and soft clothing; stay away from sun, sauna, steam, swimming pools or tub (do not soak it). • Continue using a thin layer of After Inked® every day to keep your existing tattoos vibrant. About the Airless Dispensers After Inked® comes in a patented airless system dispenser with an easy one-hand-use pump and air-proof CleanPoint™ technology closure that keeps the lotion dispensing point neat and free of build-ups. The pump needs to be primed by pushing down on the pumphead multiple times and allowing the pump to recover by taking your fingers off the pumphead after each pump. Once the fresh lotion begins to come out, the pump is ready to go. Do not attempt to insert any pointed objects into the red tip, this will immediately damage and break the airless pump system. After Inked® has convenience and ecological advantages of being a single-pack and non-pressurized container constructed of recyclable food-grade materials. In addition, by using the reclosable tubes, we are reducing carbon footprint, lowering the impact on our environment. The 1.7oz container is in compliance with TSA size restricitions and it is safe for air travel. Tattoo Safety Advice Courtesy of the Alliance of Professional Tattooists It has become necessary to institute certain isolation and sterilization procedures in the tattoo process to assure the public of a safe, risk-free tattoo. The following advice has been prepared by professional tattooists working with local, state and national health authorities. 1. Make sure your artist puts on a new pair of disposable gloves before setting up tubes, needles and ink supplies. 2. Always insist that you see your tattooist remove a new needle and tube set-up from a sealed envelope immediately prior to your tattoo. 3. Be certain you see your tattooist pour a new ink supply into a new disposable container. 4. Satisfy yourself that the shop furnishings and tattooist are clean and orderly in appearance; much like a medical facility. 5. Feel free to question the tattoo artist as to any of his/her sterile procedures and isolation techniques. Take time to observe them at work and do not hesitate to inquire about their experience and qualifications in the tattoo field. 6. If the tattooist is a qualified professional, he/she will have no problem complying with standards above and beyond these simple guidelines. Basic Guidelines for Getting a Tattoo Courtesy of the Alliance of Professional Tattooists Choice of Tattoo Artist This subject is probably the most personal of all aspects of getting a tattoo. If you’re considering a tattoo, find the artist that fulfills your needs art-wise as well as in professionalism, price and last but not least, personality. All of them should make you feel comfortable. Picking a Design Choose what you like! You have to live with your tattoo for the rest of your life. Discuss size and color with your artist to achieve the look you want. Sometimes it’s better to leave artistic aspects of your tattoo up to the wisdom and experience of your chosen artist. Placement of Design Give the location of your tattoo considerable thought. It is going to be there forever. If your concerns are for the sensation and level of discomfort involved, your artist should be happy to discuss these aspects with you. Paying the Price Absolutely don’t shop around for “the best price”. This is a trade in which you should see examples of the artist’s work and question their knowledge. This is not a trade to be bartered with; you pay an hourly rate for time and expertise.