Tiny Tattoos

What Are Tiny Tattoos? 

Tiny tattoos are fine line and dainty tattoos that can be performed by trained professionals. Fine line tattoos are smaller, and less detailed than traditional tattoos.

How Long Do They Last? 

After a 6 week touch up, tiny tattoos should last forever- that being said, some tiny tattoos need yearly touchups to maintain their crisp lines and deep colour. Also, tattoos on certain areas of the body fade quicker due to factors including sun exposure, how often we shed skin on the body, and how the skin moves - examples these areas include - the hands and feet. 

How Do I Book? 

If you are interested in getting our monthly flash tattoos you can book through our booking page. If you are wanting to do a custom piece please email info@thekollectivesalonandsuites.com explaining your idea and attach any photo references. If the tattoo is not able to be done by our artist, they may need to collaborate with you to modify the design to ensure the tattoo will turn out as best as possible. We reserve the right to decline any tattoo. 

Contraindications For Tattooing:

  • Blood clotting disorders: hemophilia, thrombocytopenia, fibrinopenia. 

  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding

  • Insulin-dependent type 1 diabetes mellitus or complex type 2 diabetes.

  • Oncology and chronic acute inflammatory diseases.

  • Chronically high blood pressure: hypertension.

  • Temporary Contraindications: Colds in various forms, causing an increase in body temperature: FLU, ARVI, etc, Acute allergic skin reactions.Temporary weakening of immunity.Exacerbation of chronic diseases.Alcohol or drug intoxicationPhysical damage to the skin area where the tattoo is planned.

Pre/Post Care

Pre Care

  • Hydrate And Moisturize Regularly Before Your Tattoo Appointment: Be sure to drink plenty of water. Drink at least 1-2 liters a day leading up to your tattoo appointment. Properly hydrating before your tattoo appointment helps ensure that your skin is properly hydrated as well. Having properly hydrated skin is a huge factor in helping to guarantee that your tattoo will heal well. Taking time to moisturize the area 1-2 times a day will help with moisture and skin health as well. However, do not apply any creams or lotions to the area on the day of your tattoo appointment.

  • Avoid Drinking Alcohol The Night Before: Alcohol can thin your blood and being hungover for your tattoo appointment is no fun for you, or your artist. 

  • Avoid Damage To The Skin Before Your Tattoo Appointment: Be sure to also avoid direct sun, tanning, chemical peels, or any other procedures that can damage your skin. 

  • Eat Before Your Tattoo Appointment: Taking time to eat a healthy meal before your tattoo appointment will benefit both your session, and final tattoo. Eating before your tattoo appointment helps your body function properly throughout the duration of the procedure. It also helps you physically and mentally withstand the stress of being tattooed. 

  • Choose Proper Attire: Please keep clothing choices in mind to accommodate for the location of your tattoo. Your attire will also help with your comfort levels through the duration of the tattoo procedure. If you’re getting tattooed on your leg, wearing shorts or loose sweat pants would be an appropriate choice.

 

If you have any further questions or concerns while preparing for your tattoo appointment, reach out to The Kollective directly. They will be able to give you specific recommendations for your upcoming tattoo appointment.

Post Care

The initial stage of tattoo healing begins immediately after your tattooing session is finished. You should look at your tattoo as an open wound, and treat it accordingly. Your artist will gently wash the area and put a protective bandage on it to protect it from bacteria.  You might need to change your piece of film depending on the intensity of weeping you are experiencing. ​(If your tattoo weeps severely in the first 24 hours, please contact us and we will change it for you.)

Many people describe a fresh tattoo as feeling similar to a sunburn. The area tends to sting a bit, and it can look red and become a little raised or swollen. This is all a natural part of the tattoo healing process.  Attempt to keep the film on for 3-4 days, after that you can take it off. 

PROCESS FOR REMOVING THE PROTECTIVE FILM: 

The best way to remove the film is to find an edge of it, and then to pull it back over itself in the direction of hair growth. Pulling upward on the film can be painful, so we don’t recommend it. The best way to try removing the film in a warm shower. The warmth will loosen the adhesive, and make it easier to remove.

IMPORTANT!

Only use CLEAN HANDS to wash your tattoo. NO washcloths, bath towels, bath sponges or loofahs on a fresh tattoo.

  • Make a lather in your hand with soap and warm water

  • Gently clean tattoo using a circular motion, until all ointment, blood, and lymphatic fluid are removed

  • Rinse the tattoo and wash once again, gently, until the skin is clean

  • Dab the tattoo dry with a clean paper towel after washing 

After the film comes off, the second stage of the healing process begins.

  • Wash your tattoo with warm water 2 times daily. Use a mild cleanser to wash the tattoo. DON’T use a washcloth, loofah, or any other abrasive material. Ensure you are using a non scented and gentle soap to avoid irritation and infection. 

  • Rinse throughly, however DON’T soak the area. Keep shower time to a minimum. Pat dry with clean paper towels. DON’T use a towel or any other abrasive material. DON’T re-bandage. Once it’s off leave it off.

  •  Make sure you continue taking care of it by applying a thin layer of healing balm or unscented cream such as lubriderm 2-3 times a day for the next couple weeks.

The following must be avoided during all 14 days ​after the procedure​:​​

  • Stay away from water. Although you can easily take a shower with a protective film on, it is important to still monitor the time you spend in the shower. Prolonged exposure to water will weaken the adhesion, so avoid soaking. As with all tattoo aftercare regulations, you should avoid submerging your tattoo in any body of water. This includes baths, lakes, pools, hot tubs, or oceans.

  • Increased sweating. Be aware that sweating can weaken the adhesive of the film and cause the bandage to come off prematurely. That being the case, we advise you to take it easy and keep the sweating to a minimum!

  • Don't pick and pull at the flaking/scabbing skin. Picking away at your healing tattoo can delay healing, cause fading, and increase the chances of infection.

  • Letting other people touch your brand new tattoo is an absolutely terrible idea. You have absolutely no idea where their hands have been since they last washed them, and having their dirty hands rub all over your new tattoo is just asking for an infection.

  • Stay away from the sun. Don't expose your new tattoo to intense sunlight and don't apply any sun lotion to the area until it has fully healed.

  • Continue to look after your tattoo once healed. Once healed, keep your tattoo well protected from the sun and ensure you continue to moisturize the area regularly. Healthy skin means a healthy-looking tattoo. Once completely healed, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 up to SPF 50 on your tattoo when exposed to the sun.

 

If you have any unexpected problems with the healing of the skin, please contact The Kollective Salon and Suites immediately, to discuss further instructions. Contact a doctor immediately if any signs or symptoms develop such as the following: fever, continuous/extreme pain, rash, tattoo area hot the touch, red streaking, elevated body temperature, blisters, foul odor.

Pricing 

Monthly Flash 1.5" x 2" or smaller..........$85

Monthly Flash 2" x 3" or smaller............$95

Monthly Flash 3" x 4" or smaller...........$110

6 Week Touch Up.................................$30

Custom................................................$160+

Additional Tiny Tattoo Pricing Information:

  • $20 DEPOSIT REQUIRED WHEN BOOKING. All deposits are 100% NON-refundable and NON-transferable once sent.

  • At The Kollective we strive for 100% satisfaction and work, being 20 minutes late can result in an incomplete or rushed service. 20 minutes late or more for your appointment will result in an automatic cancellation.