About

InkStudiofx is a Tattoo Shop in Manchester, Connecticut.

We are a 100% disposable tattoo shop!! This means we do not re-use ANYTHING. Since tattooing is considered minor surgery, we @ InkStudiofx feel it is our duty to practice the safest tattooing method available to us. Most tattoo shops use autoclaves in order to re-sterilize and re-use their tubes and grips (which is normally safe depending on the diligence of the shop owner).

We also use Starbrite, Eternal and Intenze Inks, who are all reputable tattoo pigment companies that have been in business for years.

We offer our clients a private room when being tattooed for maximum comfort.

Quick F.A.Q.’s

  • Call in to make an appointment and/or consultation.
  • 18 and older only, there are no children allowed at the shop.
  • You must leave a deposit in order to lock your appointment in.
  • Deposits expire within 6 months if you are a no call no show.
  • If you are a no call no show, we will try to contact you in an attempt to reschedule your appointment.
  • Designs are not sketched out until a deposit has been made.
  • No drawings will be able to leave the shop unless paid for in full.
  • Any changes after the approved or pre approved drawing; drawing will be subject to price change.
  • On the day of your tattoo, make sure that you have a proper meal an hour before your session to help avoid low blood sugar/fainting.
  • No food or drinks in the shop

TATTOO AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS

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If you have any questions about your tattoo or the healing process, please call or email.

Please do:

  • Always wash your hands before touching your tattoo!
  • When you get home: Remove bandage within 2-3 hours after getting your tattoo. Do not re-bandage.
  • Wash your tattoo with a clean unscented bar soap. Be gentle, do not use a washcloth or anything that will exfoliate your tattoo. Only use your hands.
  • Gently pat your tattoo dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. Do not rub, or use a fabric with a rough surface.
  • The first 3-4 days: Rub a small amount of A&D or Aquaphor ointment on your tattoo. Always use clean hands and do not place your fingers back into the ointment after touching your tattoo. Make sure to rub the ointment in so that it is not shiny, or greasy– you want the thinnest amount possible. Pat off any excess ointment with a clean cloth or paper towel. Do not use Vaseline, petroleum or Bag Balm. Wash, dry and apply ointment 3-4 times daily, as needed.
  • On the first night, you may want to wrap your tattoo in saran wrap to prevent sticking to your bedding. Do not use any cloth bandages or pads, as the fibers of this material can adhere to your open tattoo and hinder the healing process.
  • Wear clean, soft clothing over your tattoo for the first 2 weeks– nothing abrasive or irritating. For a foot tattoo: go barefoot as much as possible. If you must wear shoes, first wrap your clean tattoo in saran wrap, then cover with a clean cotton sock before putting on your shoe. Avoid sandals or flip flops for this period to prevent chafing and damage to the tattoo.
  • After 5-7 days: Your tattoo will begin to peel. This is normal! Do not pick at the skin. Begin using a mild, white, unscented lotion, free of dyes or Perfumes ( preferrably Cocoa Butter ).
  • Use lotion for minimum 2 weeks, 3-4 times daily.

Things to Avoid:

  • Do not pick, scratch, peel, slap, rub or irritate your tattoo.
  • You can shower, but you may not soak your tattoo for 2 weeks. No swimming, soaking or hot tub.
  • You may not expose your tattoo to the sun for at least 3 weeks, after that you must use sun block.
  • Do not wear abrasive materials, jewelry, or shoes that rub against your tattoo.
  • Do not let anyone touch your tattoo, unless they wash their hands.
  • Beware of gym equipment, wash it well before using it.

You Can Also:

  • Take Ibuprofen for the swelling.
  • Ice your tattoo to reduce swelling.
  • Elevate your tattoo, to reduce swelling.
  • Take short showers.

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