What Does Inkformal Tattoo Mean?

Our name consists of three English words:
Ink ink, the colored liquid
Informal Informal not based on predefined rules, guidelines
Tattoo Tattoo, the Motif, which is applied to the skin with ink/ pigment being stung

How to care for my tattoo?

You made it! We hope you enjoyed your day with us and you are super happy with the new artwork under your skin. Tattooartists say: “50% of the work is done in the studio and 50% is done by the customer with the care at home. “

So that you can enjoy your tattoo for the rest of your life, simply follow our care instructions. If you still have the feeling “I don’t understand that”, or if your tattoo behaves differently than “normal” just contact us. We will gladly answer all your questions.

The most important thing first: You can have the best ointment and be as careful with your tattoo as you want. But if you don’t hygienically handle the tattoo and the utensils you need to care for it, your tattoo can ignite very quickly. This can not only cause unsightly holes in your tattoo, it can also cause blood poisoning in the worst case. Please always pay attention to the cleanliness of your hands, kitchen paper, cream, soap and all objects/clothes you come into contact with during care. The tattoo is an open wound after all.

Care instructions for the wound care with plastic wrap:

Your tattoo will be treated with an ointment and cling film after the tattoo. Leave this on your tattoo the next morning.
After getting up, remove the wrap carefully and clean the tattoo with tap water and a non-greasy, perfume-free, PH-neutral soap. Then carefully dab it with kitchen paper.

Do not use a towel during the first 7 days to dry your tattoo.
Now let 5 minutes air on your tattoo and cream it then very thinly with the Panthenol and Aloe Vera gel.
Repeat the washing and creaming 3 times a day. If your tattoo is very dry in the course of the day, cream it again very thinly. Please don’t forget to wash your hands and dry them with kitchen paper before every step.
If wound water leaks during the day, dab it with kitchen paper.
During the first few days, the cling film should only be applied during the night. Wear a lint-free top during the day, which you should change every day.
After 3-5 days the tattoo peels – similar to a sunburn. This is the layer of skin we pricked during your tattoo session. This is completely normal. It is important not to scratch or peel off your skin during this time.
If your tattoo is peeled, cream it only twice a day. Now it doesn’t have to be washed off any more.
After 6 weeks the wound healing is finished with optimal care.

Care instructions for wound care with Suprasorb F:

Your tattoo is covered directly after the tattoo with a permanent foil. This remains on your skin for 5 days.
In this time it does not need to be cared for.
Don’t strain yourself too much, because sweating can loosen the foil. So don’t do any sport!
It can happen that wound water collects under your foil, which is no problem. After 3 days your body pulls it in again.
Please do NOT pierce the foil to drain off the wound water. Otherwise bacteria can get into your tattoo.
If there is too much wound water and it leaks on its own, the foil must be completely removed. Therefore read the care instructions for plastic wrap.
Leave the Suprasorb foil on your tattoo for 5 days. Then carefully remove it from your skin and take a shower. In order to remove the peeled leftovers, soak the top layer of your skin a little bit.
Dab your tattoo afterwards with kitchen paper and cream it thinly with panthenol and aloe vera.
The next 6 weeks you should apply the ointment on your tattoo in the morning and evening. Always very thin!

Tips for the healing phase (6 weeks):

Do not touch your tattoo with unwashed hands.
Do not let animal hair get on the tattoo.
Do not sweat too much.
Do not go to the sauna or solarium.
Do not rub your tattoo with other lotions.
Do not wear tight clothing over your tattoo.
No swimming/bathing/long showers.

The care instruction is not yet at its end,  but you’re almost there. A tattoo is healed with good care after 6 weeks. After 3 months the colour alliments are encapsulated. But that doesn’t mean that everything is done. A tattoo needs a lifetime of care. It lies in the middle skin layer. That means for you, the better the upper skin layer is cared for, the more beautiful your tattoo looks. How do you get a nice upper skin layer? Even after the healing phase: Creams, creams, creams! If you go into the sun, always cream your tattoo with sun protection factor 50+. This way your tattoo stays beautiful all your life.

How do I get an appointment with you?

The easiest way is to send Britta an e-mail or call us. Arrange a free consultation appointment with her. This takes place in our studio, or also on the phone. The date serves to decide which one of our tattoo artists is suitable for your project, what price your tattoo will have and how much it will hurt, from 1-10. Britta can also answer any other questions you may have. If all goes well, a tattoo appointment will be arranged with the artist of your choice.
If you already know exactly which tattoo artist you want to visit, just fill out the appointment form on the tattoo page and send it to us.

How long do I have to wait for an appointment?

Without a consultation appointment, this question is difficult to answer. We currently work with 3 permanent tattoo artists and 12 guest tattoo artists. Everyone has his own waiting time and his own tattoo style. In other words, we need your basic idea to determine which tattoo artist is right for you. Afterwards we can tell you his or her free dates.

How long do I have to wait for an appointment?

Without a consultation appointment, this question is difficult to answer. We currently work with 3 permanent tattoo artists and 12 guest tattoo artists. Everyone has his own waiting time and his own tattoo style. In other words, we need your basic idea to determine which tattoo artist is right for you. Afterwards we can tell you his or her free dates.

How long does a tattoo session take with you?

Since we only assign day appointments, you are about 7-10 hours in our studio. During these hours we do not tattoo all the time. Among other things the template will be made, the impression drawn, your skin prepared for the tattoo and afterwards the wound will be treated by us.

In other words: If you have an appointment with us, you don’t need to do anything else for the day.

So please always remember to bring enough drinks and food with you. It is important that you eat and drink during breaks. Otherwise you risk unnecessary fainting spells.

What do I have to consider before tattooing?

There are some things you should be aware of before you get a tattoo. Please follow the points, because this will make your day with us much more enjoyable:
Please come well recovered to your tattoo appointment. So sleep well the night before.
Eat a balanced breakfast and don’t drink too much coffee/energy drinks.
Do not drink alcohol 48 hours before and after your appointment and do not take any other drugs.
Drugs such as antibiotics, macumar, aspirin and cortisone must not be taken 48 hours before your appointment. If you are unsure before your appointment, please contact us.
At least one week before your tattoo appointment no cold symptoms may occur. If you get a cold just before your appointment, please cancel your appointment. We will not tattoo you, if you make a sick impression.
If you are on vacation, please note that at least two weeks before your appointment and 6 weeks after your appointment, no strong sunlight may affect your tattoo. Please do not visit the solarium during this time.
Please always show up freshly showered at your appointment and refrain from strong perfume.
Buy the Panthenol Gel Aloe Vera from Dr. Gerhard Mann. This can be ordered in the pharmacy. Please DO NOT use any other cream to care for your tattoo.
Wear comfortable clothes at your appointment.
Start 3 days before your appointment to apply body lotion to the body part to be tattooed. However, NO lotion should be applied directly before the appointment. Thereby the skin is easier for us to tattoo.

Do you do cover-ups?

For us this question is not so easy to answer … yes and no.

Is it a small tattoo and may it become a much bigger one? Then yes.
The tattoo is lasered before one or two times? Then yes.
The tattoo is very dark? Then no.
You don’t compromise? Then no.

Even if we would like it, we are no magicians. You can’t make a dark tattoo into a light one. For us and especially for you, it makes no sense to rework a tattoo which still doesn’t look fantastic afterwards. We want to achieve a 100% result and that can often not be guaranteed.

What is a silver skin?

The thing we tattooists call “silver skin” is dead skin flakes on your fresh tattoo. They shimmer slightly when you hold them in the light and make black areas appear silver. The silver skin becomes visible after the first peels of the tattoo and disappears only if the tattoo continues to be well cared for by you. We often hear “My tattoo healed already after a few weeks or even after a few days”. No, that’s not the case! Every skin needs at least 6 weeks to completely regenerate. If you finish the tattoo care too early, the silver skin can still stick to your tattoo after one year. This is not only very unhygienic, but also unattractive for the tattoo. During the process of tattooing, we prick on average 8 times per second through the first skin layers. Which has the consequence that the upper skin layer is destroyed. A large part of it detaches from the healthy skin layer after 3-5 days, like a peeling sunburn. However, a small part still remains on your body. Bacteria can collect under the silver skin and, after the wound has been closed, can also trigger an inflammation. We therefore ask you to take care of your tattoo intensively for at least 6 weeks. You can find a care instruction on our page. If you still have questions, you can write us a message or call us. We will be happy to answer all your questions.

What are the risks of being tattooed?

When tattooing, we injure your upper skin layers, a tattoo is therefore an intervention in your body. The process of tattooing involves the following risks:

Swelling, redness, warming and bleeding.

Light to extremely severe pain.
Circulatory crises to unconsciousness.
Allergic reactions to materials used. Please inform us in advance about your allergies.
Incorrect and unclean care can lead to infections of the wound, which can result in blood poisoning.
Slight to severe swelling of the lymph nodes.
Slight to severe haematomas (bruising, bruises).
Weak connective tissue can lead to so-called “blow-outs”. This is color which spreads uncontrollably under the skin.
A change in the tattoo due to skin aging, pregnancy, weight loss and weight gain, UV radiation, must be accepted.