•Must be 18 years of age or older. Absolutely no minor, NO EXCEPTIONS!
“California Penal Code Section 653: Every person who tattoos or offers to tattoo a person under the age of 18 years is guilty of a misdemeanor. As used in this section, to "tattoo" means to insert pigment under the surface of the skin of a human being, by pricking with a needle or otherwise, so as to produce an indelible mark or figure visible through the skin. This section is not intended to apply to any act of a licensed practitioner of the healing arts performed in the course of his practice.”
•Must have a valid photo ID that states your name and date of birth. (We will be making a photocopy of your ID).
•Filling out paperwork prior to getting body art is required.
•Pregnant women will not be receiving a body art services.
•It is your responsibility to tell us if you have any allergies to any pigments, latex, and/or etc.
•If you are getting any type of writings or scripts, YOU are required to check the spelling prior to getting your tattoo. (It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to correct any misspellings). Any misspellings after the body art is done, it will be at your own expense to correct it.
•Rules and Policy above is for EVERYONE who wants to get a tattoo here at Hung's Tattoo Parlor. There are absolutely no exceptions!
AFTER CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Wash and Treatment
After you have removed the bandage, you will want to wash your tattoo. Use lukewarm water and mild, liquid anti- bacterial or anti-microbial soap. Gently wash away any ointment, blood and/or plasma to completely clean the area. DO NOT use a washcloth or anything abrasive. Your hand is your best tool in this case. If your tattoo feels slimy and slippery, you have probably been oozing plasma. Try to gently remove as much of this as possible – when the plasma dries on the skin surface, it creates scabs. Then pat (DO NOT RUB) the area firmly with a CLEAN paper towel to get it completely dry. Follow with a very light application of your choice of ointment. *A&D vitamin enriched ointment would be our choice, but if you don’t have any, Bacitracin or a similar antibacterial ointment is acceptable. ** DO NOT USE NEOSPORIN. This is a wonderful product for cuts and scrapes, but not for tattoos.
Specialty Products and Lotions
If you prefer, you can also use a specialty product such as Tattoo Goo or H2Ocean. It’s not necessary, as many over the counter products, such as A&D ointment which work just as fine, but it’s your choice. Use the products as directed and continue for 3-5 days.
Bathing, Showering, Hot Tubs, and Swimming
Yes, you can shower with a new tattoo; it’s OK to get your tattoo wet - just don’t soak it. Showering is perfectly fine as long as you don’t saturate your tattoo. Submerging your tattoo in a bath or hot tub can cause serious damage to your new tattoo, so you would want to avoid those for about 2 to 3 weeks. Swimming – whether it be in a swimming pool or in the ocean– should be avoided for at least 2 weeks.
Scabbing and Peeling
After a few days, you will notice some peeling and possibly a little scabbing. *If you keep it moist, it will help avoid scabbing. But a little is sometimes normal and there is no need to panic. They will eventually come off on their own. You will also start to itch, so leave it alone. Your tattoo is almost healed, and now is not the time to ruin it.
Protection from the Sun
After your tattoo is healed, you will always want to protect it from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. These can fade and damage a brilliant tattoo very fast. Before spending a lot of time in excessive heat, protect your tattoo with a minimum 30spf sunblock. This will keep your tattoo vibrant for many years, and it will continue to be a source of great pride.