Tattoo After Care
Our job is done, now it’s your turn. Not taking care of your new tattoo properly may result in the loss of quality, so please follow these instructions carefully. DO NOT take advice from “home tattooers” or “tattoo experts” at the bar. Call us first!
When you get home…
Remove the bandage after 1-2 hours, do not leave the bandage on for more than 2 hours. Wash your tattoo with warm water & antibacterial soap, we recommend Liquid Dial. Use your clean fingertips to massage in the soap. Rinse well & gently pat dry.
For the First Week...
This is the crucial period…Continue to wash your tattoo 2-3 times daily. Apply a small amount of A&D Ointment or Aquaphor Healing Ointment 3 times a day. Make sure to massage in the ointment thoroughly to avoid thick layers. Continue to do this for the first 7 days.
For the Next 2 Weeks
Continue washing your tattoo, keeping it clean is very important. Stop using the ointment and switch to a dye-free, fragrance free lotion. We recommend Aquaphor Lotion, Curel or Lubriderm.
Do’s and Don’ts…
~DON’T pick at your tattoo
~DON’T sunbathe or tan
~DON’T submerge your tattoo in water. Absolutely NO SWIMMING, this includes soaking it in the bathtub.
~DO shower… Please shower.
~DO call us if you have any questions. We take a lot of pride in our work. Touch ups, when necessary, are free as long as they are done within the first six months by the original artist.
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