after care - do's and don'ts

If you can follow simple instructions, your tattoo should heal well and look amazing. If you can’t, well, you can’t fix stupid.

do's

  • Leave bandage on for at least six hours.

  • Remove bandage carefully-wet in shower if it seems to stick.

  • Rinse tattoo well with warm water, until surface feels squeaky clean.

  • Apply small amount of Aquaphor to tattoo and work into skin.

  • Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water.

  • Wash tattoo with warm water, and a mild soap, lathering with hand.

  • Pat tattoo dry with a clean, disposable paper towel.

  • Blot excess lotion or ointment with a clean paper towel.

  • Tattoo should not be greasy-LESS IS MORE!

Don'ts

  • Do not rebandage tattoo.

  • Do not dry with a towel. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria.

  • Do not apply excessive lotion or ointment. Tattoo should not look “soggy*

  • Do not expose tattoo to natural or artificial sunlight for a minimum of 3 weeks.

  • Do not dry with a towel. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria.

  • Do not touch tattoo with dirty hands. Do not let anyone else, either.

  • Do not use products containing aloe vera, alcohol, or cortisone.

  • Do not soak in tub, pool, or lake. All of these contain bacteria.

  • Do not pick or scratch tattoo. Use a little lotion for itching.