After care

  • Leave bandage on overnight or at least 2hrs depending on how late you leave the shop. Take off the wrap and wash it with warm water and Dial anti-bacterial soap. Blot dry.
  • Let it air dry for 5 minutes.
  • Apply --Auqaphor, or any aftercare made specifically for tattoos is fine-- 3-5 times a day for the next week or two; thin coats.
  • You can switch to a light unscented lotion as soon as its done pealing, usually after the first week for the outline or 2 weeks for shading.
***The worst thing for a healing tattoo is water.*** Avoid submerging a fresh tattoo. Also avoid direct sunlight, tight clothing, dirt/dirty hands, and never pick at a healing tattoo. A tattoo may look healed within the first couple weeks, but usually takes a month to be fully healed. A tattoo is like a wound, it needs to breathe, so never re-bandage it. When it starts the healing phase, don’t scratch but slap your tattoo to relieve any itchy sensation. These are my procedures on how to care for your new tattoo as it has worked for me. Every artist has their own unique way, so in no way is mine the only procedure. Note: Lotions containing petroleum and lanolin do have the reputation to suffocate your tattoo & pull ink from the skin.

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