TAKING CARE OF YOUR NEW TATTOO

  • Leave your bandage on for a minimum of 1 hour and no longer than 4 or 5 hours.
  • After removal of bandage wash thoroughly with warm water and preferably a mild, liquid, UNSCENTED, soap. (Dial, Softsoap, etc.)
  • Pat the tattoo dry with a clean paper towel and allow to air dry before applying product.
  • Apply a THIN layer of product (FRAGRANCE FREE HAND LOTION) and massage into the skin to the point where it just barely looks moist. DO NOT GOOP ON A PILE OF LOTION OR UNRECOMMENDED OINTMENT. If using lotion, make sure the product has the words “FRAGRANCE FREE” on the label.  Scented lotions irritate new tattoos! We do not recommend A&D ointment because of its high petroleum content. This will block your skin from breathing which is the most important thing for healthy skin, especially healing skin.
  • THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF HEALING YOUR TATTOO IS KEEPING IT CLEAN WITH SOAP AND WATER! It is a mere matter of common sense. If you are out and about; working, getting dirty, wash it more than if you are sitting on the couch watching re-runs.
  • Repeat this process for a week or two, depending on the how the tattoo looks. It will peel like sunburnt skin after a few days.  It is totally normal to see colored flakes of skin shedding.  If it does scab in a few areas this is nothing to worry about, just let them fall off on their own. DO NOT SCRATCH OR PICK AT THEM and do NOT over-saturate in the shower or over apply product to these areas. Doing so could soften them up too much and cause them to come off prematurely which will leave blank spots that will need touching up.

DURING THE HEALING PROCESS- NO SUN, NO SWIMMING POOLS, NO JACUZZIS, NO OCEAN, NO SOAKING IN WATER OF ANY KIND! AFTER YOUR TATTOO IS HEALED- USE SUNBLOCK, THIS WILL KEEP IT LOOKING LIKE NEW LONGER.

TAKING CARE OF YOUR NEW TATTOO

  • Leave your bandage on for a minimum of 1 hour and no longer than 4 or 5 hours.
  • After removal of bandage wash thoroughly with warm water and preferably a mild, liquid, UNSCENTED, soap. (Dial, Softsoap, etc.)
  • Pat the tattoo dry with a clean paper towel and allow to air dry before applying product.
  • Apply a THIN layer of product (FRAGRANCE FREE HAND LOTION) and massage into the skin to the point where it just barely looks moist. DO NOT GOOP ON A PILE OF LOTION OR UNRECOMMENDED OINTMENT. If using lotion, make sure the product has the words “FRAGRANCE FREE” on the label.  Scented lotions irritate new tattoos! We do not recommend A&D ointment because of its high petroleum content. This will block your skin from breathing which is the most important thing for healthy skin, especially healing skin.
  • THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF HEALING YOUR TATTOO IS KEEPING IT CLEAN WITH SOAP AND WATER! It is a mere matter of common sense. If you are out and about; working, getting dirty, wash it more than if you are sitting on the couch watching re-runs.
  • Repeat this process for a week or two, depending on the how the tattoo looks. It will peel like sunburnt skin after a few days.  It is totally normal to see colored flakes of skin shedding.  If it does scab in a few areas this is nothing to worry about, just let them fall off on their own. DO NOT SCRATCH OR PICK AT THEM and do NOT over-saturate in the shower or over apply product to these areas. Doing so could soften them up too much and cause them to come off prematurely which will leave blank spots that will need touching up.

DURING THE HEALING PROCESS- NO SUN, NO SWIMMING POOLS, NO JACUZZIS, NO OCEAN, NO SOAKING IN WATER OF ANY KIND! AFTER YOUR TATTOO IS HEALED- USE SUNBLOCK, THIS WILL KEEP IT LOOKING LIKE NEW LONGER.