Tattoo After Care

  1. Keep bandage on for two hours.
  2. Remove bandage and wash with a mild soap. Always pat dry, do not rub.
  3. Apply Lubriderm lotion 3-4 times a day until your tattoo heals.
  4. Keep tattoo clean. Wash tattoo in shower but do not soak it! (No hot tubs!)
  5. Do not swim until tattoo is completely healed, especially in salt or chlorinated water.
  6. Keep your tattoo out of direct sunlight until tattoo is healed.
  7. Do not pick at tattoo, flakes are normal during the healing process.
  8. Never run with scissors.
  9. After tattoo is healed, always apply sunscreen to your tattoo when it is exposed to the sun.

Take Care Instructions

The First Day: Leave bandage on for at least four hours, overnight if you received the tattoo late before your sleep time. Make sure you can wash your tattoo when you remove the bandage. Hand wash it, no cloths or sponges, using warm water & soap. Use water to soak off any of the bandage that sticks. Do not Rebandage. Wash tattoo at least twice a day while it is healing. Let tattoo dry out for one day, you may wash it to keep it clean during this time, After, start applying skin/hand conditioning lotion or lightly massage A&D ointment or tattoo goo into tattoo. Some people have been known to develop an allergy to Bacitracin, We DO NOT recommend plain Vaseline. Keeping it moist will speed the healing process, but your tattoo needs to breathe. Heavy application of petroleum-based ointments can suffocate the tattoo and cause a rash.

You can wet your tattoo, but donít soak in the tub or shower for a long time while it is healing. If you work under very dirty conditions or have to wear tight clothes, you can tape a dry paper towel over your tattoo. Try to wear loose clothing around your tattoo. It is normal for your tattoo to flake off tiny pieces of colored skin while it is healing, but you donít want to force it. So...Do not ever rub or scratch or pick your tattoo! You can smack it if it itches too much. Wash your tattoo more often if you work near grease, chemicals, dirt, or if you got your tattoo in or near a high-bacteria area such as the armpit, buttocks, or genitals.

Do not expose tattoo to chlorine, salt, alcohol or sun for 10 days. Careful with lotions containing excessive alcohol. Only expose tattoo to long periods of sun after it is fully healed and then with a strong sunscreen applied, so as to protect it from the fading effects of radiation. Tattoos normally take 7-10 days to heal. HAPPY HEALING!