TATTOO AFTERCARE

 

You were tattooed in a clean, modern tattoo studio with sterilized instrument and pigments. If you follow these simple directions you will have a quick healing and attractive tattoo.

 

WHAT TO DO?

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  • Leave the bandage on your tattoo for 2-3 days unless it leaks (remove it sooner).

  • Take the bandage off in the shower.

  • Wash the tattoo gently but thoroughly with a mild antibacterial unscented soap 2-3 times per day.

  • Lightly pat dry and then, with clean hands, apply a small amount of lotion. Use a good quality, light lotion without added fragrance or color and massage it in.

  • Your tattoo will develop a layer of dry skin. (It will be the same color as the tattoo). Apply a thin layer of lotion as needed 3-5 times a day or whenever the skin feels tight or itchy, until the layers flake off naturally.

  • After the tattoo has healed and the dry skin has flaked off, there will be a period of adjustment for the new skin. It is advisable to continue applying the same lotion.

 

 

WHAT NOT TO DO?

 

 

  • Don't re-bandage your tattoo, rub, scratch, or pick at your new tattoo. 

  • Don't apply alcohol, Neosporin, Vaseline, or petroleum jelly.

  • Don't apply a heavy coat of lotion (the skin must breathe in order to heal).

  • Don't expose your tattoo to direct sunlight, swim, sauna, steam or tub for 2 weeks minimum. The healing process usually takes 2 weeks, however this time may vary from person to person.