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 LARGE 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.
Use heavily fragranced soaps and or lotions
Use Neosporin, Bacitracin, Vaseline, or Petroleum Jelly.
Pick or scratch
Submerge under water. (pools, hot tubs, oceans etc.) FOR THE FIRST WEEK
Use tanning beds or expose to heavy sunlight.