Kitchener Tattoo Artist Melissa Kay
Tattoo artist Melissa Kay brings a distinctive eye to her tattoo artwork. Her tattoo works are inspired by her family and friends. Melissa designs tattoos that are alive with light/shadow and color. She Started her career in 2010 but has always had an interest in the art of tattooing. Melissa started to learn the trade of tattooing as a self taught artist but has since worked with and been mentored by the tattoo artists at Phat Buddah Tattoo in the Toronto area. Although Melissa is new to the industry she is quickly making a name for herself, and has built a loyal client base. In addition to her artistic ability and knowledge of the tattoo world Melissa also has the ability to make her clients feel comfortable throughout the tattoo process.
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Caring For Your New Tattoo
Leave the bandage on for at least six hours. When the bandage is removed, the goal is to remove any dried blood, plasma, residual ink stains or ointments from the area with out causing more damage to the skin. Your tattoo is an open wound at this stage and must be kept clean. The care your new ink recieves in these critical first days is what makes the difference between a fast heal and one that will scab for two weeks.
Always Follow All Steps
1. WASH YOUR HANDS
2. Gently wash tattoo with warm water and soap (Ivory soap is best) until area
is free from blood, plasma, ink etc.
3. Rinse and pat dry with clean paper towel
4. DO NOT APPLY ANYTHING for the next 24 hours.
Day 2 and On
Complete steps 1-3 once a day for the next 6 days.
Allow the area to air dry for 10 minutes and then apply a thin layer of unscented moisturizing lotion. (unsented lotion not cream or body butter).
Around day four you should notice the skin starting to peel. At this point only apply lotion when the tattoo is tight or itchy. The peeling process can take another 7 to 10 days.
Q: Can I take a bath with my new tattoo?
A: Never soak tattoo while it is healing. Other than following the care instructions given keep tattoo out of water. This means no swimming pools, hot tubs, bathtubs etc.
Q: Can I go tanning while my tattoo is healing?
A: Always keep new tattoo out of the sun and tanning beds as the can slow healing and mute colour.
Q: How long after getting a tattoo can you go swimming?
A: Healing time of a tattoo can vary depending on the person and location of the tattoo. The average healing time is 2-4 weeks and during that time you should stay out of pools as chlorine will lighten the tattoo.
Q: How often should I clean my tattoo?
A: Follow your care instructions when it comes to cleaning a new tattoo. However, if your tattoo comes into contact with any foreign bodily fluids or other substances clean the tattooed area right away.
Q: What can I do to get rid of the itchiness when a tattoo is healing?
A: Never pick or scratch new tattoos. If you find the area to be itchy you can gently and carefully slap it.
Q: What if my tattoo doesn’t heal as well as I want it too or look the way I wanted to?
A: Touch up work will be done at no additional cost, provided the healing instructions were followed correctly. Keeping in mind that not all tattoo designs will look exactly as a picture does.