Tattoo After Care
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!