--- Houston Tattoo Studio ---
When you step into our shop it will be easy to see why we stand out from the crowd. Our space is filled with art. Everywhere you look there is something beautiful to look at. We offer a very personal experience and our goal is to bring your tattoo vision to life; aspiring to give each and every client a unique, one of a kind tattoo.
Owner Tim Davis has over a decade in the tattoo scene and is genuinely passionate about what he does. As an award winning artist, he takes great pride in work and strives to give every client the best tattoo experience possible. Creating an everlasting tattoo is a privilege that he does not take lightly. Tim has tattooed in Europe multiple times as well as at conventions on both U.S. coasts. He is constantly in creative process weather its Tattoo or painting.
Tim is now offering Scalp Micro-pigmentation & Hair Tattooing, a process where we give the appearance of a “buzz cut” to thinning hair lines. He also offers Permanent Areola Re-pigmentation and Nipple Restoration for women who have undergone mastectomies, breast surgery, or who may have irregular or fading areolas. These permanent paramedical breast restoration procedures are nothing short of a medical miracle.
Tim has certificates from Premier Pigments, a leading school in Texas for permanent cosmetics, micro-pigmentation and scar camouflage.
Over the years, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about getting a tattoo, what to expect, and how to care your tattoo. This is certainly not an exhaustive list but they are some of the most common questions asked by our clients. As always, we are here to answer any other concerns you have.
Will I bruise if I get a tattoo?
Bruising can happen around the tattoo. Usually it happens on the underside of the arms, the chest, and around the thighs. This is normal and will eventually fade away.
My tattoo is peeling!!!
Peeling occurs with most tattoos (and kind of looks like a sunburn peel.) You might have flakes of color in the peeling skin, but there is no need to worry. This is completely normal. Also, in most cases, a milky coating will appear over your tattoo after several days. It is new skin growth and it usually lasts a few days to a week.
How long do I leave the bandage on?
If you are leaving with a bandage, you only need to keep it on for 1-2 hours. After that, do not bandage it again. Instead, wash your tattoo with an antibacterial soap that is perfume and dye-free.
Should I cover my tattoo with plastic wrap?
Do not use plastic wrap (Saran Wrap) to cover your tattoo. It prevents oxygen from getting to it which will delay healing AND can cause bacteria to propagate.
Should I put antibiotic cream on my tattoo during healing?
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 which prevents oxygen from reaching your tattoo. Also, these are too thick to be absorbed by your skin which means you will have a sticky tattoo that can easily attract dirt and breed bacteria. They can also cause your tattoo to ooze excessively, taking some color along with it.
What about adding a moisturizer?
No problem at all – After a few days, you can start to use a mild, perfume free skin lotion as needed until the tattoo is done peeling and is no longer shiny. Some mild skin lotions you can use are St Ives, Collagen, Elastin, Jergens Shea Butter, Vaseline Intensive Care, St. Ives Intensive Healing, Curel Ultra Healing, Gold Bond Ultimate, Jergens Ultra Healing, Moisturel, and Lubriderm.
How long after I get my tattoo can I shower or swim?
Make sure you do not submerge your tattoo in water for 7-10 days. That means no pools, hot tubs or baths. Showers are fine. Wash your tattoo last in the shower to make sure you remove any leftover shampoo or conditioner from it. Use your hand to wash the tattoo as loofahs and washcloths may remove a scab prematurely or cause irritation.
What about sun exposure or tanning beds?
Do not expose your tattoo to the sun or tanning booths for 3 weeks. It causes damage to your skin and will fade your tattoo. When your tattoo is healed, use a minimum SPF 45 sunblock and make sure the sunblock protects against UVA and UVB rays. You can also apply it to just the tattooed area to help prevent fading while tanning. Please note: Colors will not be as bright on darker skin tones or tanned skin.
There is still a little bit of scabbing left - what do I do?
If you find you have scabs in some spots, do not pick them. Allow the scabbing to run its course. If you notice some redness around the scab, don’t worry. Sometimes scabs can pull the surrounding skin tighter, which causes the redness you’re experiencing.
What is the yellowish substance on the surface of my tattoo?
This is normal and is called lymph. Lymph is a yellowish/clear substance that appears on the surface of the tattoo. Also it can sometimes run and take some residual ink with it. This is normal but try to wear loose clothes for the first few nights to help prevent this your clothes from sticking to the tattoo.
My shirt stuck to my tattoo... help!
This is caused by Lymph; is a yellowish/clear substance that appears on the surface of the tattoo. It is best to wear loose clothes for the first few nights to help prevent your clothes from sticking to the tattoo. However, if your clothes do stick to your skin, wet the area over the clothing with a washcloth or hop in the shower with the article of clothing on and you will be able to remove the clothing without pulling off any scabs.
Unsure of what exactly you want? We have gone to great lengths to collect flash and inspiring designs, drawing from some of the best tattoo artists from around the globe. Whatever your tattoo vision is, it’s our goal to make it a reality.