TATTOO AFTERCARE STEP BY STEP
Proper aftercare is a critical element of the tattoo process.
Remove your bandage within 6-8 hours. -Wash your hands first with soap and water.
Gently wash your tattoo with warm water with a mild unscented soap. We recommend Dove.
Pat dry with a clean paper towel.
Let it air out for a minute, then apply a thin layer of unscented lotion. We recommend Aveeno or Lubriderm.
Do not put on another bandage.
Do not use any oils, chemicals or balms.
Repeat this process 2-3 times a day for 10-14 days as necessary.
Don’t wear clothes that are tight, or that will stick to your tattoo while it heals.
Keep your tattoo out of the sun and avoid applying sunscreen to it for a minimum of 2 weeks.
If your tattoo develops a scab never pick or scratch it, let it heal on its own.
With the exception of showering, stay out of the water for at least 2 weeks, this includes soaking in the bath, hot tubs, pools, and lakes or oceans.
If you have any issues or questions regarding the tattoo healing process contact your artist or the shop, we are happy to help anytime.