Tattoo After Care

This is a guide for basic aftercare instructions for your new tattoo.

Tattoo Aftercare Instructions

Thank you for choosing us for your tattoo! To ensure your new tattoo heals perfectly, it’s crucial to follow these aftercare instructions carefully.

Right After Your Tattoo Session

  • Keep the Bandage On: Leave the bandage applied by your artist on for at least 2 hours.
  • Avoid Touching: Resist the urge to touch your new tattoo. Your hands carry bacteria that can lead to infection.

Cleaning Your Tattoo

  • Gentle Wash: After removing the bandage, gently wash the tattoo with lukewarm water and fragrance-free soap.
  • Pat Dry: Use a clean paper towel to lightly dab the tattoo dry. Do not rub it.

Daily Care

  • Moisturize: Apply a thin layer of a hypoallergenic lotion or a specific tattoo aftercare product 2-3 times a day for two weeks.
  • Avoid Sun Exposure: Keep your tattoo out of direct sunlight. Once healed, use sunscreen to protect it.
  • No Soaking: Avoid swimming pools, hot tubs, and long showers until your tattoo has fully healed.

Additional Tips

  • Clothing: Wear loose, breathable clothing over your tattoo to avoid irritation.
  • Healing Process: It’s normal for tattoos to scab and peel. Do not pick or scratch at the scabs.

When to Contact a Professional

If you notice any signs of infection, such as excessive redness, swelling, or pus, please contact us or seek medical advice immediately.