AFTERCARE

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To ensure the best healing of your tattoo, please follow these aftercare instructions.

  • Keep your new tattoo wrapped for 2-3 hours. 

  • With clean hands, remove the wrap, wash with warm water and unscented soap and gently pat dry.

  • Apply unscented, dye free lotion. (We recommend Aquaphor, Lubriderm, or Curel.) Keep applying

  • Continue to apply lotion 2-3 times a day for the first few days, and then as needed.

  • Avoid direct sunlight while healing. After healing, always remember to apply sunscreen whenever your tattoo will be exposed to the sun. 

  • If itching occurs, give the tattoo a slap. Do not scratch it! 

  • Do not pick or scratch at your tattoo while it is healing. It will heal and flake as it’s ready. Just like a scab, if you pick and scratch it’s more likely to scar. 

  • Stay out of bodies of water during the healing process (pools, baths, hot tubs, lakes, etc.) The tattoo is an open wound, so exposure to water could lead to a bacterial infection. Showers are ok. 

  • Healing time can range anywhere from 2 weeks to over a month. 

  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us!