Ive been thinking about this a lot lately. Aftercare instructions. In my experience, this is one of the things people are most confused by, and no doubt, its because every artist will tell you something different. "Use this ointment" or "Don't use ointment, use lotion" or "Go to a farm and find a cow, milk the cow and use that on your tattoo" (ok, I made that one up...) I've even had a customer ask if after the tattoo was done, do we set it on fire? Yeah, apparently that was done to her before.
The fact is, tattoos are not very difficult to take care of. Most people don't understand that getting the tattoo done is only 50% of the tattoo process, the other 50% is taking proper care of it during the healing process. You can get the best tattoo on the planet of earth, but if you don't take proper care of it, its going to look like crap when it heals. Contrary to what some people may believe, its highly unlikely to get an infected tattoo from the tattooing process, its most likely your own fault.
Soooooo, I was thinking that since all people are different, and their bodies heal differently, at different rates, and are uniquely sensitive to uniquely different substances, a simple 5 step instruction card just isn't going to cut it for everyone. I believe that if people understood the healing process instead of getting instructions, it may be much easier for people to heal their tattoos the right way.
Would you guys like to see a detailed explanation, with pictures and diagrams, of the tattoo aftercare process as a dedicated page on this website? Let me know what you think, as I think it a VERY important thing for people to understand, and lets face it, after going through a 2 or 3 hour tattoo, you guys are not really listening to me when I explain it to you, are you..........