Sin City Tattoo Studios, Melbourne takes pride in the high quality of our body tattooing services. If you’re looking for a unique, beautiful tattoo, Brunswick area natives turn to Sin City!
Whether you’re seeking a large or small piece of body art, our body tattooing artists are experienced and licensed. Our tattoo artists are also extremely knowledgeable about how to care for a tattoo in the days and years after you get your body art! So we work hard to ensure our clients are provided with all the vital information for caring for their tattoo! (tattoo brunswick)
Body tattooing is just part of the process; caring for a tattoo is extremely important to ensure your tattoo stays crisp and vibrant for many years to come. Sin City Tattoo Studios, Melbourne offers comprehensive aftercare instructions for body tattooing clients. Your beautiful tattoo can turn into a colourful scar if you fail to take care of it properly and infection sets in.
Sin City Tattoo Studios, Melbourne uses sterile one-time-use equipment, including tattoo needles, pigment cups and our tattooists wear gloves during the tattooing process. But this cannot prevent you from getting an infection if you fail to take care of your body art once the body tattooing process is complete!
A tattoo is technically an open wound and it must be treated as such! Your skin is home to thousands of tiny organisms -- that’s part of what allows your skin to remain healthy. Staph bacteria are present on the skin’s surface. Staph bacteria -- formally called Staphylococcus Aureus -- are among the most prominent micro organisms on your skin and they pose one of the greatest risks of infection when it comes to body tattooing.
The staff at Sin City Studios, Melbourne urge you to look out for the signs of an infection. Infection is fairly uncommon in individuals who take proper precautions following body tattooing, but some individuals with a compromised immune system may experience problems during the healing process.
Signs and symptoms of a Staph infection following body tattooing includes:
Redness -- Your tattoo and the surrounding region will be slightly red following the body tattooing process. But this redness should not get worse with time. Worsening redness is a sign of an infected tattoo.
Swelling -- Some slight swelling and inflammation in the immediate area of the body tattoo is commonplace in the hours immediately following the tattooing process. But this typically resolves completely by the following day. If swelling remains and gets worse, this is a sign of a staph infection.
Pain -- Following body tattooing, you will experience some discomfort and soreness. But this discomfort is generally mild and it will improve with time. Pain that gets worse with time is a sign of a definite problem.
Pus and discharge -- Some light bloody or clear discharge is commonplace following tattooing. But the discharge most often occurs in the hours immediately after you’ve gotten your body tattooed. If you experience prolonged periods of weeping or discharge or if the discharge contains pus, it’s a sign of a tattoo infection. An infection is quite often associated with discharge that’s white, yellow or green in colour.
Foul odour -- Any sort of odour is a symptom of a tattoo infection. You should never have an odour. An infection is most often associated with an odour that smells similar to rotting meat. It’s a very distinct odour and it’s typically quite strong. Your tattoo should never emit a smell during the healing process, so any odour is a sign of a problem. (tattoo brunswick)
If you have questions about what’s normal with your body tattoo, Brunswick area natives are invited to call or stop by our tattoo studios in Melbourne. If you suspect your tattoo is infected, you’re advised to contact your physician for treatment. Prompt treatment with antibiotics is essential to limit the damage to your body. Tattoos that get infected and are not treated promptly can become scarred. This can result in loss of colour and the development of scar tissue which can cause distortion of the tattoo. You may require corrective treatment. The Sin City Studios, Melbourne staff specialise in corrective tattooing, so we’re happy to assist if you’ve experienced loss of colour or distortion due to a staph infection.
The expert tattooists at Sin City Studios, Melbourne recommend photographing your tattoo daily to document the healing process. For most individuals, the healing process will proceed without incident. But a small portion of clients will develop an infection, especially if they do not follow proper tattoo aftercare recommendations.
But the tattooists at our Melbourne tattoo studio have found that by photographing your new body art, you can document the healing process. Since you look at your tattoo frequently, it can be difficult to notice gradual changes like worsening redness and swelling. But this can be easily detected by comparing photographs of your new body tattoo.