Aftercare Instructions

Now that you have a new tattoo you need to know how to take care of it. Here is what we recommend:
  1. Leave your bandage on for at least an hour.
  2. When you remove the bandage wash the tattoo with warm soapy water, do not use a brush or washcloth just lightly wash using soap and your hands. We recommend using an unscented soap or Dial anti bacterial soap.
  3. Pat dry with a clean soft towel, do not rub.
  4. Allow the tattoo to air out for approximately ten minutes.
  5. Apply unscented hand lotion, Palmers Cocoa Butter or Aquaphor in a light coat being sure to rub any ointment or lotion all the way in.
  6. The tattoo should not be shiny or greasy after the application of ointment .
  7. DO NOT scratch or pick your fresh tattoo, this will cause poor healing.
  8. Do not go swimming, hot tubbing or have prolonged exposeure to sun for 2 weeks after being tattooed. These activities will prolong healing and cause loss of vibrancy and color saturation.
  9. If you have any questions please call the shop.
  10. Enjoy your new Tattoo. We appreciate your patronage.