Aftercare

WHAT SHOULD I DO TO HEAL MY TATTOO PROPERLY?

Healing a tattoo properly is as important as the tattooing process itself.  So please follow these aftercare guidelines.  A new tattoo will be bandaged at the end of the appointment.  Afterwards, please:

DO:

  • Leave the bandage on for a hour
  • Carefully remove bandage and wash tattoo with an unscented liquid soap using only your fingertips (do not scrub)
  • Apply a thin layer of Aquaphor or A&D 3 times a day for 3 days
  • On the 4th day, begin using a fragrance free lotion as often as needed to keep the skin from drying out
  • Continue using the lotion for the remainder of two weeks or until completely healed

DO NOT:

  • Pick, scratch or shave the healing tattooed area
  • Tan in a bed or direct sunlight
  • Submerge tattoo in water for extended periods of time
  • Wear clothing that rubs or constricts the tattooed area