After care

Tattoo Care

Caring for your new tattoo

  1. Remove bandage within two hours. If bandage sticks to tattoo,wet slightly and remove gently. Do not re-bandage your tattoo.

  2. Always wash your hands before touching your tattoo. Do not wash tattoo with a washcloth or anything abrasive. Wash gently with anti-bacterial soap and warm water. Do not soak or run tattoo under direct water.

  3. Pat dry. Do not rub. Use a fresh towel or paper towel. 

  4. Do not use Vaseline, Neosporin or any petroleum-based products. Apply a thin layer of unscented hand lotion (H2Ocean's Aquatat or Tattoo Cream, Aquaphor, Curel, Eucerin or Lubriderm) often after washing tattoo for about two weeks. 

  5. Keep tattoo away from the sun, salt water, lake water, chlorinated water or dusty/dirty conditions for at least two weeks. Also avoid tight fitting clothing over the tattoo while healing to avoid irritation. 

  6. DO NOT PICK AT PEELING SKIN OR SCABBING!!! KEEP YOUR DIRTY HANDS OFF IT!!! 

  7. Call your artist if you have any questions during the healing period.


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