Independent Tattoo Company Fort Myers, FL | (239) 732-8868
Tattoo aftercare instructions.
Remove Bandage after 1 hour. Wash with mild anti-bacterial soap & warm water using only your hand in a circular motion. Wash tattoo again before going to bed, DO NOT cover your tattoo. Be careful not to wear clothing over your tattoo while sleeping (tattoo may dry out & stick to your pajamas). Wash tattoo 2-3 times daily and wait 24 hours before applying a thin layer of AQUAPHOR (by Eucerin) twice daily for 1 week. “It puts the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose gain.” Tattoo should only be moist with aquaphor, NOT GREASY! Do not pick, scratch, or expose tattoo to direct sunlight for 2 weeks. Do not soak tattoo in water (showers are fine). Tattoos should be healed in about 2 weeks on average; sometimes may take up to 4 weeks - different people & skin types heal differently. Once tattoo is healed, use a high SPF sun block to keep from fading while out in the sun.
Do I need to make an appointment?
Appointments are preferred, especially for larger scale work. If I have time in between appointments, I will welcome walk-ins. Appointments take priority. Please email me to set up an appointment and include in your email: tattoo idea, location on your body, size, important elements that you would like incorporated into tattoo idea, color, or black and grey.
How much do you charge?
Our shop minimum is $75, it does not matter how small the tattoo is. My rate is $150/hour, although I can usually give you a flat price for a single session tattoo. For larger appointments and multiple sitting tattoos, I like to set up block apts. As these tattoos can take many hours to finish it is better to get more done in each sitting to ensure the tattoo is completed quicker. Block apt’s: $400-3 hours, $600-5 hours, $800-8 hours.
Any other questions please email me @ mullytattoo[at]comcast[dot]net. Please allow up to 5 days for response, due to an often-busy schedule I do not always get to my email everyday.