CARING FOR YOUR TATTOO
Taking care of your tattoo is a huge part of making sure it lasts a lifetime. By following our instructions, you'll have a great looking tattoo for a long time!
1. Remove the bandage after one hour
(Two at the most) All wounds need to breathe in order to heal properly.
(if using Saniderm, Dermashield or any cover film adhesive follow your Artist instructions)
2. Washing the tattoo:
Use your fingertips or hand only.
Use a mild antibacterial soap and lukewarm water.
Take care to remove all traces of blood to prevent scabbing.
Do not scrub the tattoo with a washcloth during the two week healing time.
Pat the tattoo dry with a clean, soft cloth; or just let it air dry.
3. Apply a thin coat of ointment of Tattoo After Care at least 3 times a day
Just enough to make it shine. A little goes a long way.
There is no need to re-bandage your tattoo, just keep a very thin layer of ointment on top keep it moist and prevent
4. Keep your tattoo clean…
However, avoid long showers or baths for 2 weeks. Also, avoid prolonged soaking so no swimming, hot tubs, or saunas.
Keep showers to under 10 minutes.
5. Do not scratch or pick at your tattoo.
To relieve itching, slap with your hand.
6. The sun can be bad for your tattoo!
Even if you’ve had a tattoo for a very long time! Sunburn on tattoos can cause many problems, including drying out your
tattoo and forming a scab and causing the tattoo to fade before it is completely healed. The sun can also
delay healing time of a tattoo and promotes scarring.
Please wait for your tattoo to heal completely before going into the sun or a tanning bed. Make sure to use a high-quality sun block (not sunscreen) but do not apply sunblock while a tattoo is in the healing process. Over time, the sun will cause any tattoo to fade.