GRAYDON PAYNE IS A SEATTLE BASED TATTOO ARTIST WHO SPECIALIZES IN LARGE SCALE PROJECTS SPECIFICALLY PHOTO AND ILLUSTRATIVE REALISM. HE HAS BEEN TATTOOING FOR OVER 13 YEARS. WHEN GRAYDON HAS FREE TIME HE ENJOYS TRAVELING THE WORLD AND SPENDING TIME WITH HIS CHILDREN.

GRAYDON UTILIZES TEGADERM (TRANSPARENT FILM DRESS) FOR AFTERCARE. IT IS A THIN SELF-ADHESIVE FILM THAT PROVIDES A MOIST HEALING ENVIRONMENT DURING THE INITIAL, AND MOST CRITICAL, HEALING STAGE OF A TATTOO WOUND. IT PROTECTS THE NEW TATTOO FROM FRICTION AND PROVIDES A WATERPROOF ANTIBACTERIAL BARRIOR THAT PREVENTS PATHOGENS AND EXTERNAL CONTAMINANTS FROM ENTERING THE WOUND. THE FILM IS BREATHABLE, LETTING OXYGEN IN AND ALLOWING EXCESS MOISTURE VAPOR TO BE RELEASED FROM THE WOUND. IT’S LIGHT TO WEAR, FLEXIBLE AND STRETCHABLE, WHICH ALLOWS IT TO BE PLACED ANYWHERE ON THE BODY, INCLUDING LARGE SCALE TATTOOS. IT ENHANCES THE HEALING PROCESS AND GUARANTEES A PERSISTENT BRILLIANCE OF THE TATTOO COLORS.

IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO REMOVE FILM DRESSING UNDER THE SHOWER AND IF IT IS HARD TO PULL OFF THE SKIN, SIMPLY LET SOME WARM WATER RUN UNDER THE TATTOO FILM, SO THAT THE GLUE SOFTENS AND THE REMOVAL OF THE FILM IS EASIER.

THE DRESSING IS APPLIED TO FRESH TATTOOS ONLY AND IN SOME RARE CASES SOME USERS MAY BE SENSITIVE OR ALLERGIC TO THE GLUE CONTAINED IN THE FILM. THIS WILL GENERALLY PRODUCE REDDENED SKIN, PIMPLES OR SKIN RASHES THAT WILL SOON DISAPPEAR, ONCE THE USE OF THE PRODUCT IS DISCONTINUED.

IF YOU HAVE A KNOWN ALLERGY TO TEGADERM OR SIMILAR PRODUCTS, WE DO NOT RECOMMEND USING IT. INSTEAD FOR AFTERCARE YOU WILL WANT TO WASH YOUR TATTOO TWO TIMES A DAY FOR THREE DAYS WITH HOT WASH AND COLD RINSE. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO WASH YOUR HANDS PRIOR TO WASHING YOUR TATTOO. IF POSSIBLE IT IS BEST TO USE CASTILE SOAP SUCH AS DR. BRONNER’S. AFTER THE THREE DAYS, YOU WILL WANT TO ADDRESS ANY DRYNESS WITH COCONUT OIL.

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