WHY GET A TINY TATTOO VS TRADITIONAL
Tiny Tattoos have gained huge popularity throughout the years as seen on many celebritites.They are designed to help you express yourself; find a design that makes you, you. While still looking very classy, sexy, and dainty all at the same time. The best part about tiny tattoos is that they are visually distinctive and will match any outfit that strikes your mood.
If you’ve never had a tattoo before, this is the perfect way to start your journey.
DELICATE TINY TATTOOS
The biggest tattoo we do would be under 3 inches. If you have a design in mind, we are happy to evaluate the scope of work and can work to cater to your needs. We have a booklet of over 1000 designs which can simplify your decision making! They are called Tiny Tattoos because, well, they are small, thin, minimalist style. We use high quality disposable cartridges utilizing what we call " the fine line tattooing technique with a 1RL (round line needle)". Unlike Traditional Tattoos...our speed and hand movement is more controlled--slower in motion that gives the upmost precision creating that beautiful crisp fine line during the procedure, and should heal very crisp and dense in color after healed and for optimal results. Depending on where you place these little tattoos, they need to be treated with extra care. Some of them might be on your veins or important parts of your body. Not to mention there are small tattoos that are very delicate and they need thicker lines to stand out.
The initial stage of tattoo healing begins immediately after your tattooing session is finished. You should look at your tattoo as an open wound, and treat it accordingly. Your artist will gently wash the area and put a protective bandage on it to protect it from bacteria. You might need to change your piece of film depending on the intensity of weeping you are experiencing.
If your tattoo weeps severely in the first 24 hours, please Contact Kristela Ink and we will change it for you. Please do not try to remove the film on your own. Many people describe a fresh tattoo as feeling similar to a sunburn. The area tends to sting a bit, and it can look red and become a little raised or swollen. This is all a natural part of the tattoo healing process. Unlike other tattoo healing methods, the film that we use at Kristela Ink will make it so you don’t see scabbing. Attempt to keep the film on for 3-4 days, after that you can take it off.
PROCESS FOR REMOVING THE PROTECTIVE FILM:
The best way to remove the film is through the edge of it, and then pull it back in the direction of hair growth. Pulling upward on the film can be painful, so we don’t recommend that. The best way to try removing the film is during a warm shower. The warmth will loosen the adhesive, and make it easier to peel off.
Only use CLEAN HANDS to wash your tattoo. NO washcloths, bath towels, bath sponges or loofahs on a fresh tattoo.
Make a lather in your hand with soap and warm water
Gently clean tattoo using a circular motion, until all ointment, blood, and lymphatic fluid are removed
Rinse the tattoo and wash once again, gently, until the skin is clean
a hair dryer on the ‘cool’ setting may be used; a clean paper towel may also be used to dab the tattoo dry
After the film is removed comes the second stage of the healing process.
Wash your tattoo with warm water 2 times daily. Use a mild cleaner to wash the tattoo. DON’T use a washcloth, loofah, or any other abrasive material.
Rinse throughly, however DON’T soak the area. Keep shower time to a minimum. Pat dry with clean paper towels. DON’T use a towel or any other abrasive material. DON’T re-bandage. Once it’s off leave it off.
Make sure you continue taking care of it by applying a small amount of A+D vitamin 2-3 times a day for the next couple weeks. More isn’t better.
The following must be avoided during all 14 days after the procedure:
Stay away from water. Although you can easily take a shower with a protective film on, it is important to still monitor the time you spend in the shower. Prolonged exposure to water will weaken the adhesion, so avoid soaking. As with all tattoo aftercare regulations, you should avoid submerging your tattoo in any body of water. This includes baths, lakes, pools, hot tubs, or oceans.
Increased sweating. Be aware that sweating can weaken the adhesive of the film and cause the bandage to come off prematurely. That being the case, we advise you to take it easy and keep the sweating to a minimum!
Don't pick and pull at the flaking/scabbing skin. Picking away at your healing tattoo can delay healing, cause fading, and increase the chances of infection.
Letting Others Touch The Tattoo. Letting other people touch your brand new tattoo is an absolutely terrible idea. You have absolutely no idea where their hands have been since they last washed them, and having their dirty hands rub all over your new tattoo is just asking for an infection.
Stay away from the sun. Don't expose your new tattoo to intense sunlight and don't apply any sun lotion to the area until it has fully healed.
Continue to look after your tattoo once healed. Once healed, keep your tattoo well protected from the sun and ensure you continue to moisturize the area regularly. Healthy skin means a healthy-looking tattoo.
If you have any unexpected problems with the healing of the skin, please contact Kristela Ink immediately, to discuss further instructions. Contact a doctor immediately if any signs or symptoms develop such as the following: fever, continuous/extreme pain, rash, tattoo area hot the touch, red streaking, elevated body temperature, blisters, foul odor,
Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 up to SPF 50 on your tattoo when exposed to the sun.
IMPORTANT: For all or any tattoo procedures comes preparation. We need to know a few things prior to considering or booking. If you are unsure or have any questions, contact us via email and we can schedule a free phone consultation. If you have an image you'd like for us to tattoo on you, send us a copy of the image so we can determine the cost and scope of work. If any of the information is a concern--please do not book yet and contact us prior.
Thank you for your cooperation.