Aftercare and Information Redemtion Inkworks Scripting

Aftercare Instructions

3 Nights of Wrapping

(Proper care and handling of your new tattoo)

  1. Leave tattoo covered until you get home (at least an hour)
  2. Wash hands well with soap and water, remove the bandage/covering
  3. Wash tattoo thoroughly with antibacterial soap and hot water. This may sting, however you will NOT wash the tattoo away. Wash it well. This is a very important step! It will help in preventing infection.
  4. Allow your tattoo to air dry until right before bed.
  5. DO NOT APPLY LOTION BEFORE YOU WRAP IT (This will make a mess and over-moisturize your tattoo) Wrap it for the first 3 nights with Plastic wrap only. More than 3 nights is not needed.
  6. When you wake, unwrap and shower immediately. Wash the tattoo thoroughly. Wash really well, preferably with a bottled squirt soap, as bar soap grows bacteria all day…
  7. Allow the tattooed area to air dry for a couple of hours before moisturizing in any way.
  8. Apply Lotion no more than 2-3 times per day.
  9. The idea is to provide the tattoo with a small amount of moisture during the night so the tattoo does not have a chance to dry out too badly during these three most important nights.

    There will be a big mess under the wrap, don’t freak out … just wash the area well!

    Sleep with an item of clothing over the area to help hold the plastic wrap in place. Clothing will also provide an extra layer of protection for a new tattoo.

    If shoes are needed, wrap the area in plastic and then wear socks to hold the wrap in place. If you plan on working out in a gym, it is very important to not allow contact between the tattoo and the equipment.

    Bacteria=Infection. It is ok to wrap your tattoo for activities, just unwrap and wash thoroughly ASAP!

DO NOT RE-BANDAGE TATTOO

Avoid swimming, hot tubs, soaking or sun for at least two weeks

Sunburnt tattoos lose color and look dull and lifeless

DO NOT pick or scratch your tattoo!!

Scratching will cause damage to the tattoo and surrounding tissue.
Itching means healing .. apply lotion or gently slap the area to relive itching.

ALWAYS thoroughly wash your hands
BEFORE touching your tattoo

DON”T let others (this includes pets) touch or lick your tattoo until it is healed

A new tattoo will take 2-4 weeks to completely heal

Frequently Asked Questions

How old do I have to be to get a tattoo?

You must be 18 years old and have a state or government issued picture I.D. in your possession in order to get a tattoo.
*Section 44-34-100. … A) It is unlawful for a person to perform or offer to perform tattooing upon a person under the age of eighteen . *There is no provision for tattooing anyone under the age of 18, parental consent or not … tattooing a minor is considered a sexual offense in SC

How much is a tattoo?

Price varies with size, design, content and placement on the body. We recommend you come into the studio and talk with an artist to get an accurate quote.

Do you have a minimum charge or hourly rate?

The minimum charge is $80. Reworking existing tattoos will be based on a real-time hourly rate of $100/hour.

Can I get my head face or neck tatoo?"

No ... It is illegal to receive a head or neck tattoo from a shop in the state of South Carolina.

Do I need an appointment?

We do accept walk-ins when artists are available. Appointments are recommended.

How do I set up an appointment?

Call the shop at (803) 500-4218. Contacting an artist directly can often lead to a communication breakdown.

Can I bring family, friends, company, significant other to my appointment?

Yes you may, we ask that you bring only one person, our artists want to give their utmost attention to you and your tattoo. We do not allow children in the procedure area and ask that young children be left at home.

What should I do to prepare for my tattoo?

The tattoo procedure can be stressful on your body.
Be sure you are in good health, not coughing, sneezing or feverish, be well rested and properly fed.
Please bathe prior to your appointment, especially if you are coming in after work.
This is a courtesy to your artist and reduces the amount of bacteria and contaminants on the surface of your skin.

Can I eat or drink during my tattoo?

We recommend having a meal immediately before your appointment,
drinking NON-ALCOHOLIC liquids during your appointment is allowed.
Alcoholic beverages should be avoided 72 hrs prior to your appointment.
During longer sessions, breaks for snacks are encouraged.

Pricing Information

  • A deposit is required for ALL custom work
  • Shop minimum is $80.
  • Names are $80, we aren’t engravers, so there is not a price per letter.
  • We price cover-ups as new tattoos. You were obviously hurt by the first experience in some way, so why should it happen again to fix it.
  • Refreshing a tattoo is $100 per hour, run with a stop watch. You don’t have to do it all at once. It is a challenge to match another artist’s style, so it costs more.
  • We don’t do portraits … long boring story, if you want to know, come in and ask.
  • We don’t do piercing at this time … ‘nuff said.
  • We don’t sell designs … if you take a design we have sent you a draft of to another artist, that is on you. We find out, don’t come back.
  • We treat people the way we want to be treated - try and do the same.
  • We believe in the 1st and 2nd amendments and exercise them to the fullest.
  • We stand by the work of our artists. So if you have an issue, let’s talk about it face to face.
  • Unless we have tattooed you before don’t call and ask for pricing on the phone.
    Come see us, we know people are busy, but it is hard to be accurate without knowing all the details.

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