After Care

After Care Product Recommendations:

  • Aquaphor in tube

  • Bactine (for itchiness, redness)

  • A non-scented gentle liquid soap (Dr. Bronner's recommended)

     

 

BANDAGE REMOVAL & WASHING:

  • Plastic Wrap Bandage Instructions:


- Remove bandage 3 - 4 hours after application.
- Wash hands before removing bandage.
​- Upon removing the bandage, do so in a clean environment. In the shower recommended.

- With the flat of your palms, gently massage the tattoo with lukewarm water and unscented soap.
- Wash until it no longer feels slick or slimy.

- Allow the tattoo to air-dry or pat with fresh clean towel.

If you notice you tattoo continues to weep (leak fluid/ink) over the first few days, continue to wash daily until the weeping ends.


 

  • Second Skin Bandage Instructions:
     

- Leave on for up to 7 days.
- If the bandage has been compromised in any way, immediately remove the bandage.
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Wash hands before removing bandage.
​- Upon removing the bandage, do so in a clean environment. In the shower recommended.

- With the flat of your palms, gently massage the tattoo with lukewarm water and unscented soap.
- Wash until it no longer feels slick or slimy.

- Allow the tattoo to air-dry or pat with fresh clean towel.

  • For the next following weeks or until tattoo is fully healed:


- Do not soak your tattoo. (No swimming, baths, or sauna use)

- Do not exfoliate or shave the tattooed area.

Clean your tattoo if it comes in contact with any unclean elements such as sweat or dirt.

 


IF YOU SUSPECT YOUR TATTOO IS INFECTED, CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR.

MOISTURIZING:

- With clean hands, apply a thin layer of moisturize at least once a day. After showering is recommended.
- Moisturize if tattoo is itchy.
- Always use a fragrance, alcohol and dye free lotion.

Other Considerations:

- Your tattoo is a wound. Best to treat it as though you are healing one.

- Give your tattoo at least 2 weeks to heal.

- Make sure your bedding and clothing are clean.

- Don't wear anything so tight that it will restrict blood flow or rub against the healing tattoo.

- Keep your pets away from your fresh tattoo!

Special Care Areas:


Joints: Keep movement to a minimum, Be mindful. Your skin stretching can effect any scabbing, reopen the "wound" and prolong healing.

Torso: Just be mindful of your movements and stretching the skin.



Contact for free* touch ups within 3 months of the tattoo appointment.
*If aftercare instructions have been followed.
Touch ups do not include adding any new elements to your tattoo, only solidifying previous work done.