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  1. Take off the wrap in an hour or when you get home.

  2. Wash gently with warm water and antibacterial soap. Morning and at night.

  3. Pat dry with a towel.

  4. Keep the tattoo dry for the first two days ( except of course when cleansing your tattoo).

  5. After the first two days, your tattoo will naturally begin to peel and scab. It will be very itchy. Do not pick, peel, or scratch your tattoo. This will damage your tattoo and prolong the healing process.

  6. You can now apply a thin layer of lotion over the tattoo twice a day. 

At Ironwood Tattoo, we are excited to introduce our new line of Tattoo Lovers Care products. These products are designed to provide the best care for your brand-new tattoo, using a holistic and natural approach to heal and preserve your artwork. Our Tattoo Lovers Care products are not only beneficial for tattoos, but they also work effectively on cuts, burns, and bruises.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I set up an appointment?

Please click the following link to request an appointment:

You can also call the shop at 847-410-7207 to see if there is availability for an in-person consultation.

How much do tattoos cost?

Every artist and design varies in terms of detail, process, and placement.

Please consult with your artist for a rough estimate on your tattoo. 

Do you accept walk-ins?

You may call the shop at 847-410-7207 to check for the soonest availability. We might be able to take you in today.  The city only allows our shop to have only one client per artist at a time.

Can you do other designs outside of Japanese-style tattoos?

You may contact an artist directly to request a design outside of the Japanese style.

Is there parking?

There is free parking in the rear lot and the side.

Can I bring a friend?

You are allowed one person in the station with you. If there are more members with you, we have a lobby where they can hang out and wait.

Can I get a refund on my deposit?

Deposits are non-refundable. Deposits are forfeited when there is a no-call no-show. Please contact your artist at least two days in advance before canceling your appointment. 

How old do I have to be to get tattooed?

In the state of Illinois, you must be at least 18 years old. No exceptions.


(847) 410-7207



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