APPOINTMENTS

To reserve a day and time with your favorite tattoo artist you have to speak with that artist directly to schedule an appointment. If you call on your artist's day off, no other artist can set an appointment for your artist, but they can leave a message for your artist to call when they are in the shop.

Making an appointment to meet with our professional piercing artist is also recommended.

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WALK-INS

We welcome walk-ins. Keep in mind that a specific artist, or your favorite artist, may not be available when you walk-in.

Schedule an appointment by calling and speaking with your preferred arrtist or e-mail your preferred artist by e-mail from their page.

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HOURS

Monday   12:00 – 10:00 pm
Tuesday   12:00 – 10:00 pm
Wednesday   12:00 – 10:00 pm
Thursday   12:00 – 10:00 pm
Friday   12:00 – 10:00 pm
Saturday   12:00 – 10:00 pm
Sunday   12:00 – 6:00 pm
Call for holiday hours

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OUR LOCATION


10030 E. US Highway 36
Avon, Indiana 46123


Map & Directions



CALL US

317.423.9390

To contact a specific artist by e-mail click on their photo above.



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THE ART OF TATTOOING

A tattoo is a form of body modification made by inserting indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment. Tattooing has been practiced for centuries throughout the world. Our single service needles are sterile, as are all other tools we use. All the items used while tattooing except the machine and the tubes are disposable. That includes the razor, ink, water, cups, Saran wrap, plastic bags, tongue depressor, gloves, and anything else that comes into contact with your skin. We pride ourselves on being up-to-date with the highest of industry standards when it comes to ensuring cleanliness.


TATTOO AFTERCARE

Allow Your Tattoo to Heal Properly
It is important to understand that during the healing period of your tattoo the skin is open and susceptible to infection. Although your tattoo may not hurt anymore it may still be healing. Practicing good hygiene, staying hydrated, following aftercare, and living a healthy life will make for a smoother healing time. After your tattoo has healed you may find that you need a small touch up, you can contact the artist who tattooed you to set a time up.

Remove any bandage/ plastic wrap that your artist may have put over the new tattoo.

Wash your new tattoo with anti-bacterial soap using your hand be sure to massage the area thoroughly (maybe sore the first day or two but you have to do it). Rinse the tattoo clean with water and pat dry with paper towel.

Apply a small coat of Aquaphore and massage into the tattooed area for about 30 seconds and then wipe away any excess with a paper towel. If your tattoo looks greasy or shiny after applying Aquaphore you have applied too much/ or not worked it completely into the skin.

You should do this for 3 to 4 days but no more than 5, it is possible to use for too long/too much and can prolong the healing process.

After 3 to 4 days switch to a non scented lotion (Lubriderm) as needed for dry flakey skin.

Continue to wash your tattoo at least 2 times a day until it is completely healed.

BE SURE TO WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE TOUCHING YOUR NEW TATTOO THROUGH THE HEALING PROCESS TO AVOID ANY INFECTION!!

For any other questions you may have reguarding the healing process of your new tattoo please feel free to contact us:

Altered Image Tattoo and Body Piercing
10030 E US HWY 36
Avon, IN
317-423-9390

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THE ART OF PEIRCING

Piercing is a practice which has been accepted for many years. People choose to get piercings for a variety of reasons. Some do it as a way of maintaining their individuality and choosing to be who they are. For some cultures it is a way of life, an art form in itself and their body is the canvas.


PEIRCING AFTERCARE

It is important to remember that piercings heal from the inside out. Even though your piercing may look and feel healed it may still be healing on the inside. Practicing good hygiene, staying hydrated, following aftercare, and being healthy will make for a much smoother healing time. For the comfort and safety of your piercing and body it is important to downsize your jewelry when needed. Do not be rushed to change out your jewelry sooner than recommended. You can always visit your local piercer for a check-up, downsize, or jewelry change out.

If you have any questions or concerns call us at 317.423.9390.

External piercing aftercare:
  • Soak the piercing by submerging it in sterile saline solution or applying saline to
    gauze and gently compressing twice a day
  • No soaps, alcohol, peroxide, ointments, or creams should be used on your
    piercing
  • Allow water to run over the piercing at the end of a shower to remove debris
  • Allow the piercing to air dry, fibers from clothes or cotton products may harbor bacteria.
What you might see:
  • Localized bruising may occur after your piercing
  • Slight swelling, tenderness, and skin tightening may happen
  • Spot bleeding may occur
  • A yellow-white discharge that forms a champagne/honey colored crust on your
    jewelry.
What not to do/be aware of:
  • There is no need to rotate, twist, or shift your jewelry
  • Do not touch, play, or pick and your new piercing
  • Do not submerge your piercing in bodies of water
  • Avoid contact with other’s bodily fluids during your healing time
  • Do not sleep on your new piercing
  • Do not apply cosmetic products on your new piercing
  • Be aware of hairbrushes, seatbelts, and tight fitting clothing depending on your piercing
Oral piercing after care:
  • Rinse with saline solution when you wake up and before bed
  • Rinse with cold purified water after every meal
  • Use a new soft bristled brush to brush your teeth
  • Ice water and cold drink will help with swelling
  • Hard, crunchy, and tough foods may be difficult
  • Try to sleep with your head elevated
  • At 3-6 weeks a downsize of the jewelry may be needed for comfort
What not to do:
  • Do not play with your new piercing, it may cause tearing or tooth and gum injury
  • Avoid contact with other’s bodily fluids during the healing time
  • Avoid picking at your new piercing
  • Do not twist, rotate, or shift your jewelry
What you may see:
  • Spot bleeding may occur after your new piercing
  • You will some swelling and tenderness for about a week and a half to two weeks
  • White gunk may build up on your jewelry that can be gently removed with a soft toothbrush
  • You may see some bruising after your piercing

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