TATTOO AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS

 
  • Always wash your hands before caring for your tattoo
     

  • Keep you tattoo bandaged for around 4-6 hours after the initial tattoo procedure
     

  • Wash your tattoo at least once daily, with warm water and antibacterial soap using only your hands, do not use anything abrasive like a loofah or washcloth
     

  • After washing, gently pat the tattoo dry with a paper towel
     

  • If you bandage your tattoo overnight, use plastic wrap only, no lotion, and wash it in the morning. 
     

  • A thin layer of unscented lotion can be used to moisturize your tattoo, as needed, when it feels dry.
     

  • Avoid swimming pools, hot tubs, baths, and natural swimming areas for the first two weeks after the initial tattoo procedure.
     

  • Keep pets away from the affected area.
     

  • Allow scabs to flake off naturally, do no pick at them. It is normal for your tattoo to become itchy during this time, avoid scratching. Applying a thin layer of unscented lotion often helps soothe the itch.
     

  • Avoid contact with gym equipment, contact sports, and other activities that might put your tattoo at risk of infection
     

  • Average healing time is 1-2 weeks.