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Caring for tattoos is relatively easy but there are only a few ways to correctly do it. Follow these simple steps for simple body art care.
How To Care For Your Tattoo When its Completed. Call 404-973-7828

JR Outlaw AKA Ironpalm_outlaw prepares to tattoo a customer In Atlanta. 404-973-7828
JR Outlaw AKA Ironpalm_outlaw prepares to tattoo a customer In Atlanta. 404-973-7828

Listen To your body artist.

Professional tattoo artists should always give instructions to new customers on tattoo care. Ours will remind their previous customers. Listen to them and don’t deviate but if you’re a veteran with a new artist don’t be alarmed if your artist gives you a slightly different version of care. This is OK as they are experts and their methods have been tested over the years. Just don’t ad-lib your own techniques. There are many aftercare techniques that may seem harmless but will in fact degrade or alter the quality of the artwork.

Don’t remove the bandage too early.

Once done our tattoo artists will clean and sterilize the tattooed area, apply anti-bacteria ointment, and cover the ink with a dressing. Although completely covered a lot of times people don’t want to resist the temptation to admire their new tattoo early. Remember the tattoo is also an abrasion when first finished.The bandage protects you from airborne bacteria that could invade your body through the freshly minted tattoo. Dirt, silt, and other particles embedding in your skin could cause scar tissue or unattractive bumps. Give your tattoo a minimum of one hour before removing the bandage and make no exceptions here. We use a combination of breathable bandages and plastic wrap to both allow the tattoo to breathe and protect against particles invading your new piece. 

Our artists suggest a minimum of at least one hour to leave your arm in the bandage but individual pieces may vary on the maximum amount of time. After your tattoo has begun healing you’ll need to remove the dressing as oxygen is absolutely critical for your artwork to heal correctly. Our artists tend to agree that you should not keep plastic wrap on the arm more than one hour. To remove it soak the inked area in warm water to remove the bandage without it sticking to your skin. Afterwards discard the used dressing and plastic wrap.

After removing the bandage gently wash the tattoo with warm water and a mild unscented soap.

Liquid soap antibacterial soap is a good idea. Dip your hands into the warm water and use your cleaned hands gently rub away traces of blood and leaked ink. You want to apply water indirectly via this method instead of running a faucet. For some a faucet with mild water pressure may be fine but since pressure varies and our artists have no idea of the strength of your running water we recommend this. Low pressure shower heads are fine for large large tattoos.

Don’t wipe the inked areas dry. Pat the tattoo dry with a soft towel or dressing. Because an abrasion is essentially scraped upper layers of skin wiping the area could cause irritation to the tattoo. Afterwards leave the tattoo uncovered for 20 minutes to an hour. This will allow the tattoo to breathe and give the any excess moisture time to dissipate.

After drying always apply a non-scented, water-based anti-bacterial ointment.

When tattooed areas lose moisture the skin can feel dry and little tight. You should then cover it with a light layer of antibacterial ointment. DO NOT USE PETROLEUM BASED PRODUCTS SUCH AS VASELINE. Petroleum products clog pores and can cause distasteful outbreaks on the tattoo. Petroleum based also draw the ink from the healing skin which will fade or smear your tattoo. Repeat this process for 3 days or until the tattoo starts to peel. When it does you can begin applying fragrance free lotion.  We recommend using H2Ocean which is a foam lather sold here at Iron Palm Tattoos or in our online shop. 

Religiously wash and moisturize your tattoo at least three times a day until the scab is gone.

If the tattoo is on your hand, wrist, foot, or an area that comes in contact with foreign surfaces often. The tattoo may scab but that’s OK. Continue to washing your art with anti-bacterial soap and warm water until it is fully healed. This normally takes anywhere from 2 to 6 six weeks depending on the size of the tattoo. Eating healthy and getting the recommended daily allowance of vitamins also promotes quick and healthy healing.

Tattoo Don’ts:

  • As your tattoo heals it will begin to scab. This is normal, and the scabs should be allowed to dry out and fall off by themselves. Do not remove the scabs yourself. This usually leads to lighter spots on your tattoo which can be unattractive.
    Always wash your hands thoroughly before attending to your tattoo so that it doesn’t become infected. 
  • New tattoos are sometimes itchy while scabbing or if the area becomes dry. We recommend relieving the itchiness by staying hydrated and keeping it moisturized with a non-petroleum based antibacterial ointment.
  • Do not over-soak the tattoo. Too much water can draw ink out of the artwork.
  • Do not swimming in a pool. Swimming pools can carry bacteria, particles, and chemicals that will affect the ink of your healing tattoo even if not they are properly maintained.
  • Take short baths and showers.Five to seven minutes maximum.
  • Keep your new tattoo out of direct sunlight. Sunlight will bleach the tattoo and because its healing the area can sunburn and blister quicker than others. If you are in the sun make sure to cover the artwork with at least a sunblock rated at SPF 30.
  • Try not to excercise the affected area. When you work out muscle growth or fat loss can cause the skin to stretch or shrink which will elongate healing times. 
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Iron Palm Tattoos has become a place where souls come to discreetly express their pride in moments and themselves. Yes we are Atlanta’s highest rated tattoo shop but that honor is reflective of the trust our customers place in us to visualize moments, places, and traditions important to them. Call 404-973-7828 for your consultation or visit http://IronPalmTattoos.com for your consultation. 

Demar inks a customer. Call 404-973-7828
Demar inks a customer. Call 404-973-7828

 

On her 18th birthday she came in to get a tattoo. Call 404-973-7828
On her 18th birthday her family brought her in to get a tattoo. Call 404-973-7828

 

Nose Piercing by @ironpalm_mob. Call 404-973-7828
Nose Piercing by @ironpalm_mob. Call 404-973-7828
Polynesian Style Tattoos Are Rad... Call 404-973-7828

Tattoos have been around for millennia yet every artist does his best to make each tattoo unique. Of the many deliberations one may experience in life perhaps few are as engaging, enthralling, exciting, and as anxious as committing to permanently inking your body. Many artistic impressions can be considered but the body is a small canvas. Only so much can be done.

Some will opt for the discreet. Symbols, letters, and small script tattoos are common but there are much bolder artworks that command attention. An artistic stage presence if you will. This post is dedicated to most captivating of tattooed pieces. Scroll and enjoy but if you’re feeling inspired call 404-973-7828 and schedule a free consultation at Atlanta’s best rated tattoo shop.

 

 

We're inspired by the simplicity of this tattoo and the perfected line work of its authors.
We’re inspired by the simplicity of this tattoo and the perfected line work of its authors.

 

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Bold Female Tattoo Call 404-973-7828
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Sensual Tattoo For Women Call 404-973-7828
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Best Tattoo Ideas Call 404-973-7828
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Women & Sexy Tattoos Call 404-973-7828
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Being the best tattoo shop in Atlanta isn’t enough. We had to have the best customers that allowed us to stretch our artistic legs. The new shop is wonderful. It’s bigger and has more space for our artists to work. Come by and see us. We’re located in downtown Atlanta at 249 Trinity Ave SW, Atlanta GA 30303.  We’re open daily during the week from 2PM until 2AM and we close on weekends at 3:30 AM.

Tattoo done by ironpalm_mob. Call 404-973-7828
Tattoo done by ironpalm_mob. Call 404-973-7828
Woke by MOB_Ironpalm In Atlanta. Call 404-973-7828
Woke by MOB_Ironpalm In Atlanta. Call 404-973-7828
Anch by MOB_IronPalm in Atlanta. Call 4040-973-7828
Anch by MOB_IronPalm in Atlanta. Call 4040-973-7828
Jane, apprentice at Iron Palm Makes A Face For The Crew

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to Jane. She’s Demar’s apprentice, a student at Georgia State University, and the newest and cutest addition to Atlanta’s best tattoo shop. She’s been awesome so far: highly artistic, extremely cute, professional, and dedicated so we’re sure she’s going to fit right in here. When you get a chance stop by the shop and say “hello”. We want her to feel at home here. Jane generally works Mon – Fri evenings at Iron Palm. As always you can call 404-973-7828 to schedule an appointment or walk in to 249 Trinity Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Jane, apprentice at Iron Palm Tattoos, and Christian the shop manager. Call 404-973-7828
Jane, apprentice at Iron Palm Tattoos, and Christian the shop manager. Call 404-973-7828
JR Outlaw preps a customer for a tattoo at Atlanta's Iron Palm. Call us via 404-973-7828

Atlanta Beauty Gets A Body Piercing At Iron Palm Tattoos. Call 404-590-7176

Atlanta Beauty Gets A Body Piercing At Iron Palm Tattoos. Call 404-590-7176

What Are Script Tattoos?

Script tattoos are letters or words inked onto your skin. Wednesday night is script tattoo night at Atlanta’s Iron Palm Tattoos. Script tattoos aren’t just for couples and friends. They are a great way to memorialize sentimental moments and memories. Drive up to 249 Trinity Ave, Atlanta GA and ask about our specials or call us. We perform all major types of body piercings too.

Customers wait patiently for their tattoo artist at Iron Palm Tattoos & Body Piercing. Call us via 404-7828
Customers wait patiently for their tattoo artist at Iron Palm Tattoos & Body Piercing. Call us via 404-7828
An Atlanta Falcon's Fan Gets A Team Tattoo After The Championship Game 404-973-7828

Today was epic! Soon after the breathtaking NFC championship win by the Atlanta Falcons fans swarmed Iron Palm to get team tattoos. It was an amazing time as Fan after fan streamed into the building. If you are interested in getting inked call us at 404-973-7828 or walk into 249 Trinity Ave, Atlanta, GA 30303

Ironpalm_MOB tattoos a loyal Falcon's fan at Iron Palm Tattoo Studio 404-973-7828
Ironpalm_MOB tattoos a loyal Falcon’s fan at Iron Palm Tattoo Studio 404-973-7828
Falcon's fans waiting at Iron Palm Tattoo Studio for their turn to get inked. 404-973-7838
Falcon’s fans waiting at Iron Palm Tattoo Studio for their turn to get inked. 404-973-7838

 

 

Friday The 13th Tattoo By MOB_Ironpalm of Iron Palm Tattoos and Body Piercing 404-973-7828

Friday the 13th Tattoo Sketches by MOB_IronPalm 404-973-7828
Friday the 13th Tattoo Sketches by MOB_IronPalm 404-973-7828

MOB_IronPalm is renowned for his tattoo skills. This p Friday the 13th he stenciled and tattooed over 10 customers in one day. Being the founder of Atlanta’s highest rated body piercing and tattoo shop he’s made quite a name for himself. If you’re ready for your new ink contact us via 404-973-7828 or walk in to 249 Trinity Ave, Atlanta, GA 30303. We’re open daily from 2 PM to 2 AM.

MOB_IronPalm prepares a customer for tattoo work 404-973-7828
MOB_IronPalm prepares a customer for tattoo work 404-973-7828
Friday The 13th Customers At Iron Palm Tattoos & Piercing. Call 404-973-7828

Its been an epic night at Iron Palm Tattoos & Piercing. The customers have been streaming in all night. So far we’ve done over 60 separate tattoos and at 3:31 AM we’re still busy. We love this life. If you are ready to get your tattoo call us at 404-973-7828 or walk in to 249 Trinity Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Demar tattoos a customer on Friday the 13th. Call us via 404-973-7828
Demar tattoos a customer on Friday the 13th. Call us via 404-973-7828
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She gets her first tattoo at Iron Palm Tattoos Call In 404-973-7828
MOB_Ironpalm tattoos a customer on Friday the 13th. Call 4040-973-7828
MOB_Ironpalm tattoos a customer on Friday the 13th. Call 4040-973-7828
Demar readies a customer for her first tattoo in Atlanta. Call us at 404-783-7828
Demar readies a customer for her first tattoo in Atlanta. Call us at 404-783-7828