TATTOO AFTERCARE

Tattoos:


The life of your tattoo depends on the care it receives in the first few days. Please follow our recommendations for the proper care of your tattoo.

DAY 1-2:

After 1 hour:

1. Remove plastic or bandage and wipe ointment and plasma off with a moist paper towel. If the bandage is stuck to your tattoo, soak in cold water before trying to remove. DO NOT RUB. Dried blood and ink may be removed with gentle washing (using your finger tips) with anti-bacterial/anti-microbial soap and water. DO NOT scratch or pick at the wound. Use a clean paper towel and pat dry. Once completely dried go to step 2.

2. Apply a thin layer of aftercare ointment such as Redemption or Aquaphor.  DO NOT use Neosporin, Lanolin, or any petroleum based product. Wait 15 Minutes, if plasma re-appears, wipe area and re-apply ointment. Repeat process until plasma no longer appears. Bandaging is NOT necessary. It is critical that you remove the fluid and keep the tattoo moist for the first few days after receiving your new tattoo.

DAY 3-4:

Wash tattoo twice a day using anti-bacterial/anti-microbial soap. Apply a thin coat of aftercare ointment three times a day. 

DAY 5-15:

Apply an unscented body lotion as needed, If your tattoo itches, slap it. Remember, tattoos take 4+ weeks to heal.

DURING THE 2 WEEK HEALING PROCESS:

DO NOT scratch, pick, or peel. DO NOT allow the tattoo to dry out.

  • DO NOT expose to direct sunlight

  • NO swimming; soaking in tubs or Jacuzzi; NO saunas; NO tanning; NO skin to skin contact; NO Vaseline, Lanolin or Petroleum products; NO contact with people or pets; avoid contact sports. After showering, pat the tattoo dry with a paper towel and re-apply aftercare ointment or lotions according to healing stage.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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