aftercare

NEW TATTOO AFTERCARE

Always wash your hands before touching your tattoo!

remove bandage after 1 hour

Wash thoroughly with antibacterial soap and finger tips (do not scrub or let water beat directly on tattoo)

Apply Aquaphor over area, just enough to cover the tattoo, working into the skin.  Remove excess by dabbing with a paper towel.
you want the ointment IN the skin not on top of it.

Apply Aquaphor 4-5 times a day this way, after washing thoroughly, do this for 2 weeks.

After day 4: On the 3rd or 4th day your tattoo will begin to peel. This is normal! Do not pick at the skin.
Things to avoid that will RUIN your tattoo:

Do not pick, scratch, peel, slap, rub or irritate your tattoo.
You can shower, but do not soak your tattoo for 2 weeks. No swimming, bath tub soaking, or hot tub.
Do not expose your tattoo to the sun for at least 3 weeks, after that use sun block.
Do not wear abrasive materials, jewelry, or shoes that rub against your tattoo.
Do not let anyone touch your new tattoo, unless they wash their hands prior and after.
Beware of gym equipment, wash it well before and after using it.

Remember, your new tattoo is a wound, it is open and susceptible to infection.
any aftercare that is used to heal other than the ones here will void us guaranteeing your tattoo..

if you have any questions or concerns please contact the shop or your artist..