After Care

After Care Product Recommendations:
 

  • Aquaphor in tube.

  • Bactine (for itchiness, redness, tenderness)

  • A liquid non-scented antibacterial soap (I use Dr. Bronners liquid soap)

  • Cold compress or Advil for swelling.

 

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 antibacterial soap.
- Wash until it no longer feels slick or slimy.

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

- Moisturize

If you notice you tattoo continues to weep (leak fluid/ink) over the first few days, continue to wash off the fluids 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 antibacterial soap.
- Wash until it no longer feels slick or slimy.

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

- Moisturize

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

  • For the following weeks:


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

- Do not exfoliate or shave the tattooed area for at least 3 weeks.

- If it comes in contact with excess sweat or any dirt, gently wash the tattoo.

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. I recommend Aquaphor as it is intended for healing skin.

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. The new skin will be fresh and may still be sensitive after 2 weeks.

- 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!

Exceptional areas:


Joints: Keep movement to a minimum, Be mindful. Your skin stretching can prolong healing.

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

Lower Limbs: Due to circulation and pressure from muscles against the skin, leg tattoos can take longer to heal. Make sure to limit your activities & elevate the legs when possible.



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.