What is your Tattoo Aftercare recommendations?
• Wash hands thoroughly* before touching a healing tattoo.
• Remove bandage within 2 hours of application to prevent bandage from sticking to skin. Do not re-bandage tattoo.
• Gently wash off excess ointment and fluids from tattoo with clean, bare hand. Pat dry with a clean, single-use paper towel; do not rub with towel. Apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment such as BacitracinTM Zinc Oxide ointment, Aquaphor, NeosporinTM, or Vitamin A&D ointment. After 5 days, substitute a gentle fragrance-free and color-free body lotion.
• Repeat the above washing/ointment procedure at least 3 times a day for 1–2 weeks. • Consult with a health care provider if any signs of allergic reaction or infection appear.
• DO NOT pick, rub, scratch, or “help along” the scabbing process. Some scabbing is normal. Excessive scabbing, however, may indicate a poorly done tattoo. Picking at the scabs or flakes may pull the color out and can increase chances of infection.
• DO NOT expose tattoo to sun or a tanning bed until completely healed (At least 4 weeks). Note: After tattoo is healed, use sun block whenever exposed to the sun.
• DO NOT get the tattoo wet for two weeks except for gentle washing; no hot baths, hot tubs, or swimming.
• DO NOT use Hydrogen Peroxide or rubbing alcohol on your tattoo. • DO NOT wear tight clothing or nylons over your tattoo until healed.