Custom Tattoo

Proudly tattooing the Boise Idaho area since 2009. I offer a wide array of custom tattooing. Your design or mine, I have hundreds of original designs on in my portfolio or feel free to bring in your own.

Walk-ins welcome! Or Call 208-equipment 208-375-7116(studio) or 208-995-4125

I offer custom tattoo work, from concept to completion I do it all, or if you have a design bring it in and we’ll go over it. The bottom line is that your happy and we’re both proud of the work.

If you look through my portfolio you’ll see that I can do:
rose by paulhustle lips tattoo by paul mcnabbSkull Tattoo on hand by Paul McNabbuniverse tattoo by paul mcnabb

Custom Tattoo’s

Black & Grey Realism Tattoo’s

Animal Portrait Tattoo’s
Tribal Tattoo’s
Sports Themed Tattoo’s
Color Realism Tattoo’s
Lettering
Neo Traditional Tattoo’s
Cover Up’s

 

Boise Tattoo Aftercare Info

If you have any questions about your tattoo or the healing process, please call me 208-995-4125

Please do:

  • Always wash your hands before touching your tattoo!
  • When you get home: Leave the original dressing your artist applied overnight for the first night unless it manages to come off by itself, in which case you should re-wrap it with the normal procedure only without any cream.
  • Wash your tattoo with an anti-bacterial liquid soap. Be gentle, do not use a washcloth or anything that will exfoliate your tattoo. Only use your CLEAN hands.
  • Gently pat your tattoo dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. Do not rub, or use a fabric with a rough surface.
  • The first 3-4 days: Rub a small amount of ointment on your tattoo and re apply a fresh dressing in the same manner as the artist did. Although we are unable to suggest any specific ointments or creams we personally use Bepanthen or E45 cream on our own tattoos and have had very good results but we would suggest that you always read the ingredients to make sure you’re not allergic to anything they contain. Always use clean hands and do not place your fingers back into the ointment after touching your tattoo. Make sure to rub the ointment in so that it is only just shiny, not greasy– you want the thinnest amount possible. Pat off any excess ointment with a clean cloth or paper towel. Do not use Vaseline, petroleum jelly or Sudocrem or Bag Balm. Wash, dry and apply ointment ad re-apply the dressing 3-5 times daily, as needed.
  • Do not use any cloth bandages or pads, as the fibers of this material can adhere to your open tattoo and hinder the healing process.
  • Wear clean, soft clothing over your tattoo for the first 2 weeks– nothing abrasive or irritating.
  • After day 4: On the 3rd or 4th day your tattoo will begin to peel. This is normal! Do not pick at the skin. Begin using a mild, white, unscented lotion, free of dyes or Perfumes.
  • Use lotion for minimum 2 weeks, 1-2 times daily.

Things to avoid:

  • Do not pick, scratch, peel, slap, rub or irritate your tattoo.
  • You can shower, but you may not soak your tattoo for 2 weeks. No swimming, soaking or hot tub.
  • You should not expose your tattoo to the sun for at least 3 weeks, after that you must use sun block.
  • Do not wear abrasive materials, jewelry, or shoes that rub against your tattoo.
  • Do not let anyone touch your tattoo, unless they wash their hands.
  • Beware of gym equipment, wash it well before using it.

You can also

  • This bit used to say take but as we cannot prescribe anything to you as we are not doctors we can only tell you of our experience with using Ibuprofen for the swelling which we’ve found to be helpful in some cases, especially on lower parts of the body furthest from the heart where swelling is more likely but if you were thinking of doing this we would suggest seeking medical advice first as this is a very strong drug, don’t underestimate it’s potency and potential damage it can cause just because it has a barcode on and you can buy it off the shelves in shops.
  • Ice your tattoo to reduce swelling.
  • Elevate your tattoo, to reduce swelling.
  • Take short showers.

If you do not take care of your tattoo, it may become infected or damaged. Infections are very red around the outside of the tattoo and may have thin red lines extending from it. It may ooze, pus, or bleed abnormally. If you think your tattoo is infected, seek medical attention immediately. But if you do manage to damage your tattoo don’t worry too much about it, in most cases they can be made perfect again with another pass.