Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, as long as it is done correctly by professional and certified individuals. Third Eye Tattoo always strives to offer its clients a memorable experience in a spotless and safe environment. We follow the highest standards in Principles of Infection Control and Sterilization- so you can be sure that we know what we’re doing.
Don’t wait for your tattoo to worsen if you believe it is infected! Pain, a hot redness, swelling, and/or a pus discharge (with or without blood) are all symptoms of infection. If you have any queries, please get in touch with us! We’re here to assist you.
Numbing creams dull the pain for only 30 minutes, but when the feeling returns, it shocks the system, and the discomfort felt from tattooing becomes more acute. Without the cream, it would have been unpleasant, if not outright painful. The return sensation is ten times as strong as it would have been without the cream! Numbing creams also cause nonreactive skin, resulting in a shallow tattoo. As a result, we do not recommend them and will not tattoo you if you have applied them before your session.
If you have any preexisting pigment allergies or have experienced food allergies to the pigment in the past, please get in touch with your doctor and artist before getting your tattoo. If you’re unsure, it’s always a good idea to consult with your doctor first. These circumstances are exceedingly unusual, but they must be addressed before the tattoo begins.
Though some people hold this belief, it is largely considered an urban legend that tattoo pigment (particularly older ink) can contain infection-causing materials or otherwise damage the inside of the spine. This occurs when a small bit of tattooed skin is injected with drugs during spinal procedures. People holding this belief also think it is too risky to attempt if they cannot see the lumbar due to ink obscuration.
It’s difficult to know how long it will take for an allergic reaction to occur after a tattoo, but in Canada, some clinics can make you wait six months to a year after getting one. This is so that any pathogens you may acquire through unclean tattoo parlours (do your homework!) may develop enough to be detected on blood tests. Contact your local donation clinic to discover whether they have a waiting period.
After getting a tattoo, a few days of soreness is typical, which may limit physical activity. Be careful not to damage the healing tattoo by rubbing it with clothing during this time period.
A fresh tattoo’s peeling and flaking are quite common. The tattoo will appear to be coated with a whitish, cracking film before it begins to peel. Then you’ll notice white or translucent flakes of old, dead skin peel away, as well as some of the flakes containing ink. Do not pick or scratch!
Moles are generally harmless, and we ignore them for the most part, yet a mole might occasionally indicate cancer. This is why preserving moles is so essential. A mole changing color is one of the methods it can signal an issue. If you’ve been tattooed over the spot with pigment, it might be difficult to detect any color distinctions. It’s best if a mole isn’t tattooed over for your protection.
You’ll need your strength and white blood cells to heal your tattoo- something your body won’t be able to do if it’s already embroiled in a battle with germs and illnesses. Not to mention that it’s inconsiderate to bring your sickness into the tattoo parlor and risk contaminating others, particularly your artist. If you have an appointment, please email them immediately so they can reschedule you when you’re feeling better.
We want to make 100% sure that you are finished breastfeeding before you get a tattoo at our studio. You’re already doing a fantastic job by creating and keeping another human alive! If you get an infection from the tattoo, it could potentially affect your breast milk and cause other complications. For these reasons, we have a policy of not tattooing anyone who is currently pregnant or breastfeeding because their child’s health is always more important than any design.