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Thank you for booking your tattoo!

Please fill out the following consent form and read through the pre-care and aftercare information on this page before arrival for your tattoo.

Pre Tattoo

Here’s a few things in preparation before and on the day;

  • Please​ ​don’t​ ​drink​ ​heavily​ ​the​ ​night​ ​before​ ​your​ ​tattoo​ ​appointment.​ ​Even​ ​if​ ​it’s​ ​not enough​ ​to​ ​make​ ​you​ ​hung-over,​ ​it​ ​could​ ​still​ ​thin​ ​your​ ​blood​ ​the​ ​next​ ​day.

  • Drink​ ​lots​ ​of​ ​water.

  • Get​ ​to​ ​bed​ ​on​ ​time​ ​and​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​to​ ​get​ ​plenty​ ​of​ ​sleep.

  • Check​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​you​ ​have​ ​your​ ​ID.

  • Pack​ ​a​ ​small​ ​bag​ ​with:​ ​bottled​ ​water​ ​or​ ​juice,​ ​a​ ​fully​ ​charged​ ​phone​ ​(with​ ​headphones​ ​if you​ ​want​ ​to​ ​listen​ ​to​ ​your​ ​own​ ​music​ ​or​ ​to​ ​play​ ​games),​ ​snacks​ ​(particularly​ ​ones​ ​high​ ​in carbohydrates​ ​and​ ​protein​ ​like​ ​granola​ ​bars,​ ​nuts,​ ​chips,​ ​crackers,​ ​or​ ​fresh​ ​fruit),​ ​and​ ​a pillow​ ​or​ ​small​ ​(clean)​ ​blanket.​ ​You​ ​might​ ​want​ ​to​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​you​ ​have​ ​a​ ​ride​ ​home​ ​if you​ ​think​ ​there’s​ ​a​ ​chance​ ​you’ll​ ​need​ ​one.

  • Please​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​you​ ​shower​ ​or​ ​bathe​ ​beforehand.​ ​Unless​ ​you’re​ ​getting​ ​an​ ​underarm tattoo,​ ​please​ ​also​ ​wear​ ​deodorant.​ ​You​ ​should​ ​consider​ ​wearing​ ​clothes​ ​that​ ​it​ ​won’t matter​ ​if​ ​you​ ​get​ ​ink​ ​stains​ ​on.​ ​Even​ ​in​ ​the​ ​summer​ ​it’s​ ​a​ ​good​ ​idea​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​a​ ​sweatshirt or​ ​something​ ​warm​ ​to​ ​wear​ ​because​ ​getting​ ​tattooed​ ​can​ ​sometimes​ ​make​ ​you​ ​feel cold.

  • The​ ​area​ ​to​ ​be​ ​tattooed,​ ​and​ ​usually​ ​a​ ​large​ ​space​ ​surrounding​ ​it,​ ​will​ ​need​ ​to​ ​be shaved​ ​to​ ​prepare​ ​your​ ​skin​ ​for​ ​the​ ​tattoo.​ ​Some​ ​clients​ ​prefer​ ​to​ ​shave​ ​the​ ​area themselves​ ​beforehand​ ​and​ ​are​ ​welcome​ ​to​ ​do​ ​so.

  • If​ ​you​ ​tan,​ ​you’ll​ ​want​ ​to​ ​get​ ​one​ ​before​ ​getting​ ​tattooed​ ​because​ ​you​ ​shouldn’t​ ​be tanning​ ​again​ ​until​ ​your​ ​tattoo​ ​is​ ​healed.​ ​You’ll​ ​always​ ​need​ ​to​ ​wear​ ​sunblock​ ​on​ ​your tattoo.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​spray​ ​tan,​ ​don’t​ ​do​ ​it​ ​before.

  • Always​ ​eat​ ​a​ ​full​ ​meal​ ​before​ ​heading​ ​in​ ​to​ ​get​ ​tattooed!​ ​Eating​ ​heavy​ ​and​ ​filling​ ​foods helps​ ​in​ ​particular​ ​because​ ​they​ ​tend​ ​to​ ​last​ ​longer.​ ​Not​ ​being​ ​hungry​ ​will​ ​make​ ​it​ ​easier for​ ​you​ ​to​ ​sit​ ​calmly.

  • I​ ​will​ ​not​ ​tattoo​ ​anyone​ ​under​ ​the​ ​influence.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​an​ ​appointment​ ​and​ ​are​ ​turned away​ ​for​ ​being​ ​intoxicated​ ​and/or​ ​under​ ​the​ ​influence,​ ​you​ ​will​ ​lose​ ​your​ ​deposit.

  • Don’t​ ​drink​ ​a​ ​bunch​ ​of​ ​caffeine​ ​or​ ​energy​ ​drinks​ ​before​ ​coming​ ​in!​ ​It​ ​will​ ​not​ ​only​ ​thin your​ ​blood;​ ​it​ ​will​ ​make​ ​it​ ​harder​ ​to​ ​sit​ ​still.

  • You​ ​need​ ​to​ ​always​ ​show​ ​up​ ​on​ ​time,​ ​while​ ​also​ ​keeping​ ​in​ ​mind​ ​that​ ​sometimes​ ​an artist​ ​may​ ​be​ ​running​ ​a​ ​little​ ​behind.​ ​The​ ​person​ ​ahead​ ​of​ ​you​ ​might​ ​be​ ​taking​ ​longer than​ ​expected.​ ​You’ll​ ​be​ ​happy​ ​I​ ​take​ ​the​ ​extra​ ​time​ ​to​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​you’re​ ​happy​ ​once​ ​it’s your​ ​turn,​ ​so​ ​please​ ​try​ ​and​ ​be​ ​understanding.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​use​ ​this​ ​extra​ ​time​ ​to​ ​get comfortable​ ​with​ ​the​ ​atmosphere,​ ​use​ ​the​ ​toilet​ ​or​ ​have​ ​a​ ​cigarette.

  • Plan​ ​to​ ​rest​ ​after​ ​getting​ ​tattooed.​ ​Taking​ ​time​ ​afterward​ ​to​ ​relax​ ​and​ ​clean​ ​up​ ​your​ ​new artwork​ ​can​ ​help​ ​with​ ​the​ ​healing.​ ​Preparing​ ​dinner​ ​earlier​ ​in​ ​the​ ​day​ ​is​ ​sometimes helpful​ ​because​ ​getting​ ​a​ ​tattoo​ ​can​ ​make​ ​you​ ​surprisingly​ ​hungry​ ​and​ ​tired. 

Immediate Care for Your Tattoo

Upon return home, please do the following;

  1. Remove​ ​dressing​ ​approximately​ ​2-3​ ​hours​ ​after​ ​applied.

  2. CAREFULLY​​ ​with​ ​clean​ ​hands,​ ​wash​ ​your​ ​tattoo​ ​with​ ​hot​ ​water.

  3. Rinse​ ​your​ ​tattoo​ ​off​ ​with​ ​cold​ ​water​ ​and​ ​pat​ ​dry​ ​with​ ​a​ ​new​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​kitchen​ ​towel.​ ​​DO​ ​NOT RUB.

  4. VERY​ ​IMPORTANT​ ​​leave​ ​your​ ​tattoo​ ​to​ ​air-dry​ ​out​ ​for​ ​10-30​ ​mins.

  5. Apply​ ​a​ ​​VERY​ ​THIN​ ​​layer​ ​of​ ​recommended​ ​Tattoo​ ​Healing​ ​cream​ ​once​ ​tattoo​ ​is​ ​dry.​ ​This​ ​with aid​ ​with​ ​healing​ ​and​ ​prevent​ ​itching.

  6. Re-dress​ ​the​ ​tattoo​ ​with​ ​cling-film​ ​and​ ​secure​ ​with​ ​medical​ ​tape.

  7. Continue​ ​steps​ ​2-6​ ​two​ ​times​ ​a​ ​day​ ​for​ ​3​ ​days​ ​then​ ​stop​ ​using​ ​cling-film.

  8. You​ ​can​ ​then​ ​apply​ ​aftercare​ ​2-3​ ​times​ ​a​ ​day​ ​to​ ​care​ ​for​ ​your​ ​tattoo​ ​until​ ​the​ ​tattoo​ ​has healed.​ ​This​ ​usually​ ​takes​ ​7-10​ ​days.​ ​​DO​ ​NOT​ ​SCRATCH​ ​OR​ ​PICK​ ​YOUR​ ​TATTOO 

Post Tattoo

Upon return home, please do the following;

  • It​ ​is​ ​important​ ​that​ ​your​ ​new​ ​tattoo​ ​is​ ​protected​ ​from​ ​the​ ​sun​ ​and​ ​dirty​ ​environments,as​ ​it is​ ​an​ ​open​ ​wound​ ​at​ ​this​ ​time.​ ​You​ ​should​ ​wait​ ​to​ ​remove​ ​the​ ​dressing​ ​until​ ​you​ ​can properly​ ​clean​ ​it.​ ​Washing​ ​it​ ​with​ ​warm​ ​water​ ​opens​ ​pores​ ​of​ ​the​ ​skin​ ​allowing​ ​correct cleaning,​ ​rinsing​ ​with​ ​cold​ ​water​ ​closes​ ​the​ ​pores​ ​lock​ ​the​ ​ink​ ​in.

  • You​ ​should​ ​apply​ ​aftercare​ ​cream​ ​keeping​ ​the​ ​tattoo​ ​slightly​ ​moist,​ ​but​ ​not​ ​smothered. Use​ ​just​ ​enough​ ​to​ ​make​ ​the​ ​tattoo​ ​slightly​ ​shiny.​ ​Your​ ​tattoo​ ​will​ ​lose​ ​fluid​ ​at​ ​first,​ ​which is​ ​normal.​ ​You​ ​want​ ​to​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​moisture​ ​doesn’t​ ​get​ ​trapped​ ​under​ ​the​ ​aftercare cream​ ​(hence​ ​air​ ​drying​ ​first).​ ​Trapped​ ​moisture​ ​caused​ ​by​ ​too​ ​much​ ​aftercare​ ​cream can​ ​cause​ ​‘bubbling’​ ​of​ ​your​ ​new​ ​tattoo,​ ​which​ ​can​ ​cause​ ​thick​ ​scabbing.​ ​Should​ ​this happen,​ ​leave​ ​the​ ​scab​ ​alone​ ​and​ ​keep​ ​it​ ​dry.

  • No​ ​sunbathing,​ ​swimming​ ​or​ ​saunas​ ​until​ ​your​ ​new​ ​tattoo​ ​is​ ​fully​ ​healed.

  • Ask​ ​about​ ​touch-ups​ ​for​ ​your​ ​tattoo.​ ​I​ ​offer​ ​a​ ​free​ ​touch-up​ ​if​ ​necessary,​ ​but​ ​there​ ​are sometimes​ ​rules​ ​about​ ​when​ ​and​ ​how​ ​you​ ​may​ ​obtain​ ​these​ ​follow-up​ ​sessions.​ ​Be aware​ ​that​ ​if​ ​you​ ​don’t​ ​follow​ ​the​ ​aftercare​ ​instructions​ ​and​ ​choose​ ​to​ ​do​ ​something detrimental​ ​to​ ​your​ ​tattoo,​ ​I​ ​might​ ​not​ ​only​ ​be​ ​disappointed​ ​with​ ​you,​ ​I​ ​might​ ​not​ ​do touch-ups​ ​for​ ​free.

  • As​ ​with​ ​any​ ​healing,​ ​the​ ​better​ ​you​ ​take​ ​care​ ​of​ ​yourself​ ​the​ ​better​ ​your​ ​body​ ​will​ ​heal.​ ​In the​ ​days​ ​preceding​ ​your​ ​new​ ​tattoo​ ​please​ ​take​ ​good​ ​care​ ​of​ ​yourself.​ ​Drink​ ​lots​ ​of water,​ ​get​ ​plenty​ ​of​ ​rest,​ ​and​ ​try​ ​and​ ​keep​ ​your​ ​body​ ​fed​ ​and​ ​nourished.

  • Excessive​ ​drinking​ ​will​ ​inhibit​ ​your​ ​healing​ ​processes,​ ​particularly​ ​the​ ​first​ ​night​ ​after getting​ ​a​ ​new​ ​tattoo.​ ​Take​ ​it​ ​easy​ ​and​ ​your​ ​tattoo​ ​should​ ​thank​ ​you​ ​with​ ​a​ ​quick,​ ​trouble free​ ​heal.

  • If​ ​you​ ​had​ ​a​ ​good​ ​experience,​ ​tell​ ​others​ ​about​ ​it.​ ​I​ ​would​ ​love​ ​it​ ​if​ ​you​ ​tagged​ ​my facebook​ ​page​ ​(Neef​ ​Tattoos)​ ​​ ​in​ ​pictures​ ​and​ ​posts​ ​where​ ​you​ ​write​ ​about​ ​how​ ​happy you​ ​are​ ​with​ ​your​ ​new​ ​tattoo,​ ​and​ ​how​ ​awesome​ ​I​ ​am!​ ​Word-of-mouth​ ​is​ ​an​ ​artist’s​ ​best form​ ​of​ ​advertising.

  • If​ ​you​ ​had​ ​a​ ​bad​ ​experience,​ ​feel​ ​free​ ​to​ ​let​ ​me​ ​know​ ​by​ ​directly​ ​contacting​ ​me.​ ​I’ll always​ ​do​ ​my​ ​best​ ​to​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​you’re​ ​happy.

  • Don’t​ ​be​ ​afraid​ ​to​ ​message​ ​me​ ​with​ ​questions​ ​about​ ​the​ ​tattoo.​ ​I’m​ ​always​​​ ​more​ ​than willing​ ​to​ ​explain​ ​aftercare,​ ​do​ ​follow-up​ ​check-ins,​ ​or​ ​just​ ​give​ ​you​ ​any​ ​information​ ​you may​ ​need. 

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