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Lauren Bolger

 

Lauren has been tattooing for five years. She started as an apprentice in Phoenixville PA in 2013, and worked hard to quickly become a professional artist in 2014. 

She specializes in detailed pieces, which she can bring to life with vivid color, or smooth black and grey, whichever you prefer. Although she specializes in detail, she offers simple designs as well. From complex cover ups, to small delicate pieces, Lauren has you covered.

Lauren is currently working by appointment only at an all ladies shop in Kimberton PA.

If you would like to set up an appointment or consult with Lauren, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page. 

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AFTER CARE

*WITHOUT TEGADERM*

2 HOURS AFTER

  • Wipe with damp paper towel from top to bottom, let air dry. No soap!

  • Leave alone for the rest of the day. Wipe down if need be and let air dry.

  • Do not apply lotion today! Your skin is still very fresh, you want to let it dry and start to heal.

  • You may shower today.

THE DAY AFTER

  • You may need to wipe your tattoo down when you wake up. Do so with a damp paper towel and let air dry.

  • Remember no soap!

  • Try to ignore your tattoo and go about your day the best you can.

  • No lotion yet! It is still very early in the healing process and most likely isn't dry or scabbed enough yet.

2 DAYS AFTER

  • Wipe down with damp paper towel in the morning if need be.

  • You may start applying lotion today.

  • Only apply lotion if tattoo is feeling very dry, tight or itchy to the point where it is uncomfortable.

  • If you feel you can ignore your tattoo and don't need lotion, that's great! Only apply when the itch is unbearable or it feels so tight to the point where it might crack. This may not happen until 3-4 days after.

Continue this process until tattoo is healed.

LOTION

  • Plain white unscented lotion is your best bet. You can purchase hype-allergenic Dermasil at the dollar store. It is the same thing as Cetaphil or Lubriderm. 

  • NO A&D!

  • Nothing thick like Aquaphor or Vaseline. They are often over used and can easily clog your pores.

  • If it looks wet after your apply, you used too much. Wipe down, let air dry, and start again. 

  • Lotion does not heal your tattoo, it just keeps you comfortable. 

SHOWERING

  • No long hot showers!

  • Don't wash tattoo in the shower at all.

  • Wash as your normally would, avoiding the tattoo.

  • If any soap does get on it, rinse then let air dry.

EXTRA TIPS

  • No submerging your tattoo in water for long periods of time. This will result in a gooey wet scab which will prolong the healing process.

  • Stay out of the gym until you are healed. The gym isn't as clean as it may seem and you will be at high risk for infection.

  • Sun is not good for a healing tattoo. Sun block isn't either. Your best bet is to stay out of the sun or keep it covered.

  • If you need to cover your tattoo for any reason, white cotton is the best thing for that.

  • Your tattoo may stick to things while you sleep like your shirt or sheet. If this happens, don't panic and do not tear it off! Take what is stuck with you under a faucet or into the shower, get it completely soaked then gently peel it off. Let it air dry.

  • People will tell you different ways to heal your tattoo. My care instructions are what works best for my style of tattooing! I can only guarantee my work if you follow my instructions. 

  • It is your immune system that heals the tattoo, not lotion. I recommend doing anything you normally would do to boost your immune system now. 

  • Drink a lot of water and get a lot of sleep.

  • Take Ibuprofen for swelling.

If you have any questions please ask me! There are no stupid questions and I am always here to help!