Can I donate blood if I have tattoos?

Yes of course you can. What you can not do is donate blood while you are battering an infection. Tattoos need up to 6 months to heal all the way into the deeper epidermis which is why even after 6 months there is still a possibility for infection in your body and thus this will not bother you it will change the composition of your blood. Thus, depending on where you are you will be asked to wait anywhere between 6 to 12 months before donating blood after having been inked.

Should I use Vaseline on my new tattoo?

Do NOT use Neosporin, Bacitracin, Triple Antibiotic Ointment, A&D, Vaseline, Preparation H, Bag Balm, or Olive Oil. Most of these products have a petroleum base. The petroleum base prevents oxygen from reaching your tattoo. It is too thick to be absorbent. Like with all healing sufficient oxygen is the key.

What percentage of tattoos get infected?

There are some studies that have shown that in average about 10% of tattoos get infected. The symptoms can range from slight itching to serious skin conditions. So, like with every wound there is a risk and like with everything else sanitary environment and diligent aftercare can make all the difference.

Do I still have sensation in tattooed skin?

Yes, without a doubt. A tattoo is after all only skin deep and does not affect the never endings that are responsible for your tactile sensations.

Can I still sweat out of tattooed skin?

Yup and in the first 24 hours or so you might even sweat in color!

What is the best age to get inked?

It’s called age of consent. Besides that, it is up to you. Whenever you are ready to make that commitment is when it is time to find the artist that deserves your trust.

How will aging affect my tattoo?

As you age so does your artwork. The colors will fade, the lines will blur, and the shapes will start to follow gravity just like the rest of you.

How will sunbathing affect my tattoo?

Sunbathing will age your tattoo at a much faster rate. A good tattoo has a 10-year life span before you might want to start thinking about touch ups. Sunbathing can reduce that to as little as two years.

Will it hurt?

The answer to this depends on a lot of things. Starting with you and your pain perception. But also, size and location of your tattoo as well as ink density play a big role.

In short – yes, it will hurt. Or at least you will feel it. I fell asleep during my first tattoo and I am not a fan of pain, BUT the rhythm of the tattoo needle and the sound of the engine felt soothing to me. So here you go. Everybody is different.

Can I fly after getting a tattoo?

Yes, there is no reason why not. Depending on the area and size of your tattoo there might be more comfortable things you could do during the first 48h or so after a session BUT there is no reason why you could not fly.

Can I go swimming after getting a tattoo?

That is a big no no. Unless what you are interested in is a juicy infection you should definitively stay out of large bodies of water. Or small one for that matter. A bathtub is a bad idea as well. Just saying.

 

Can I work out after getting a tattoo?

The correct question would be – should you work out after a tattoo. Why not take that rest day or two? Excessive sweating on a fresh tattoo is not such a hot idea, nor is the use of soap or depending on the location of your tattoo, possible irritation due to friction. So, while you could, you shouldn’t.

Can I get a glow in the dark tattoo?

Sure, why would you though? No just kidding. There are glow in the dark inks available. Just ask your tattoo parlor.

 

Can I get tattooed from head to toe in one session?

In theory you could. BUT there is a big BUT to this one. Imagine this – a full sleeve in a one on one session will take a minimum of 10 hours to ink. And this is just one sleeve in broad strokes of ink not a detail fixated design. Now take this and quantify it for the entire body. Imagine how many artists and hours it would take to get through it. Add to this the level of pain you would be going through and the risk of overwhelming your immune system with such amount of trauma and I would fall on a firm NO to this one.

Tattoos are more then pretty swirls there is commitment and ritual involved. It will take time. Lots of time. Usually a session should not exceed 4 hours and one would plan 3 to 4 weeks between sessions.

Can I catch AIDS from a tattoo needle?

As remote as this possibility is the answer is yes. Or any other kind of blood-based infection for that matter which is why choosing where to get your tattoo is not only a matter of looking for the right talent. Hygiene and a clean environment are none negotiable unless you want more then just the tattoo to stay with you after the day is over. Tattoo needles must be sterile and for one time use only. This is the basics.

How much does it cost to get a tattoo?

Prices very greatly depending on artist, size and placement, the best way to obtain an estimate is to either contact the artist directly or come by the shop.

Is there a shop minimum?

The minimum is $100.

How old do I have to be to get tattooed?

You must be 18+ to get tattooed at Saved.

Are walk-ins welcome?

Yes, walk ins are welcome and will be addressed on a first come first serve basis.

Do I have to leave a deposit?

Yes, we require all clients to leave a deposit when making their appointment to be tattooed. This deposit then goes towards the price of the tattoo. If the tattoo requires more then one session, you’re deposit will be taken out of the last session. Deposits are nonrefundable. If the appointment needs to be rescheduled, 48 hours notice must be given or the deposit will be forfeit.

What do I do if I want to get tattooed by a specific artist?

Each artists has a link to individual contact forms on their artist pages. Please contact them through the form and they will reply to you at their earliest convenience.

What do I do if I need to cancel an appointment?

In order to cancel or reschedule an appointment you must call the shop during business hours (noon-8pm) or contact your artist directly. Please note that all messages left after 8PM will not be checked until the following day. All deposits are non-refundable.

What do you recommend for aftercare?

What to expect:
Your tattoo will take about 2 weeks to heal. It will be tender for the first few days, then it will develop light scabs and appear crusty, these will gradually flake off. During this period the tattoo may look ugly and it may seem that the color is falling out with the scabs. Don’t worry, this is normal. The last stage is when the tattoo looks healed but is still waxy or shiny on the surface. The directions below should be followed until the tattoo is fully healed.

Directions:

  1. Leave the bandage on for at least 2 hours.
  2. Remove the bandage and do not re-bandage it. Wetting the bandage while removing it will help prevent it from sticking to your skin.
  3. Wash your hands, then wash the tattoo firmly using mild soap and warm water, rinse the tattoo off and pat dry. NO SCRUBBING!
  4. Each day keep the area clean and apply one of the recommended lotions once a day. Don’t keep too much lotion on the tattoo. However, don’t let it dry out completely between applications. Make sure your hands are clean each time you touch your tattoo and never let anyone else touch it.

Lotions:
For the ENTIRE period that the tattoo is healing, use ONLY the lotions that are recommended, NO EXCEPTIONS. This is extremely important. No Vaseline, baby oil, alcohol, alcohol based products, peroxide, mineral oil, bag balm, Vitamin E, Aloe, Noxzema, natural remedies, etc. We also do not recommended Neosporin;. It is not a good product for healing tattoos. Many people have strong reactions to it and often times it actually pulls the color out during the healing process.
Recommended Lotions:
Aveeno (fragrance free), Aquaphor, Curel lotion, Cetaphil lotion
On rare occasions some people may develop a reaction to one of these lotions. You will know if you develop bumps or pimples around the area. This is not a problem, wash the area and switch to one of the other recommended lotions. Do not continue using lotion if you have a reaction.

Do’s and Don’ts:

  1. You can shower as normal. But, for the 2-week healing period do not submerge or soak your tattoo in any way. No swimming, hot tubs, or saunas. It will interfere with healing and can cause infections and scarring.
  2. Do not expose your tattoo to direct sunlight for the 2-week period. Keep it covered with clothing.
  3. Do not pick at the tattoo! Let the scabs fall off naturally. No scratching, rubbing or abuse to the tattoo in any manner.
  4. Once your tattoo is healed, you may go in the sun but keep in mind the sun rapidly fades your tattoo and if you plan on being in the sun, use sunscreen to protect it. Don’t use sunscreen for at least a month after getting a tattoo and try to test an area to make sure you don’t have a reaction.

Important notice:
Despite constant efforts to ensure all our pigments meet the highest standard of quality and purity, the application of some pigments to some individuals may cause an allergic reaction, due to the sensitivity of the person. Saved Tattoo and whoever it may designate as it’s operators, disclaim any responsibility for an allergic reaction of any person to whom the pigment is applied. The tattoo is not guaranteed when you leave the studio. We have given you the very best in art, the very best in color and the tattoo was applied expertly under the most sterile conditions. You are responsible for its care in the next few days. Follow these guidelines and enjoy your new tattoo!

How do I book an appointment with Scott Campbell?

Scott is not currently taking appointments.

Can I bring a friend?

You are allowed to have a friend accompany you to your appointment, however do to limited floor space we ask that you please limit it to only one guest.

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