Tattoo Aftercare

  •  Remove bandage after 2 hours

  •  DO NOT re-bandage

  • Wash tattoo 2x a day using bare hands only. NO wash clothes,sponges or loofas.

  • Always use a fragrance free soap (Dial, Dove, etc.). NO body washes or body scrubs.

  • Let air dry. DO NOT dry with bath towel or paper towel.

  • Apply a small amount of fragrance free lotion,  3-4x a day (Curel, Nivea, Eucerin). Be sure that the lotion is fully absorbed.

  • Repeat for 2 full weeks.

For larger tattoos:

  • Same as above, except:

  • For the first 3 days, substitute lotion for  Aquaphor Ointment.

  • Apply a thin layer 3x a day.

  • At night (ONLY), before bed, apply Aquaphor and cover with Saran wrap.

  • In the morning, removing Saran wrap and wash tattoo.

  • Continue with normal after care.

  • DO NOT use Aquaphor, for more than 3 days.

DO NOT:

  • Re-bandage

  • Use heavily fragranced soaps and or lotions

  • Use Neosporin, Bacitracin, Vaseline, or Petroleum Jelly.

  • Pick or scratch

  • Submerge under water. (baths, pools, hot tubs, oceans etc.)

  • Use tanning beds or expose to heavy sunlight.