Tattoo Care: Follow these directions fully, and you should have a nice overall healing experience. 

  • Remove bandage in 1-3 hours

  • Gently but thoroughly wash tattoo with warm water and antibacterial soap, removing any dried blood or lymph. Rinse with cold water.

  • Pat dry with clean towel or paper towel, then let air dry for 1-2 minutes.

  • Rub a small amount of ointment (Aquaphor, hustle butter, Soap Sister Healing balm, or an ointment suggested by your artist) into the tattoo until it is absorbed, then blot the tattoo with a clean paper towel.

  • Repeat this process 2-3 times a day for the first 3-5 days, then switch to a fragrance-free lotion (Lubriderm, Eucerin)

  • Continue washing and lotioning 2-3 times a day until the tattoo is well into the peeling process. 

  • At the end of two weeks, stop using lotion and allow tattoo to dry out, even if it is still peeling or shiny.

  • Avoid sun, pool, sauna, beach, and soaking of any sort during the 2-3-week healing process. When showering, wash tattoo last after washing the rest of your body and hair.

  • DO NOT pick or scratch your tattoo; allow scabs or flaking skin to fall off on their own. Keep clean and dry and avoid animal hair as much as possible. 

 

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email and we will be happy to help!

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