Tattoo Aftercare

What is the best way to care for my tattoo after leaving the shop?

We recommend washing your tattoo with anti-bacterial soap as often as you feel necessary, a minimum of 3 times a day. The night and morning after getting tattooed you should wash your tattoo with water as hot as you can handle, this helps clear the lymph from your skin which is what can cause nasty scabbing.  If you’re sweating or have been rubbing it around on some nonsense, WASH IT!  When putting aquaphor on your tattoo in the days following, remember to rub it in like lotion.

Do not leave a thick layer of anything over your tattoo, it needs to breathe to heal.  Lastly, do not pick at your scabs, this will pull the ink/color out.  Let your scab fall off naturally.

-Use non-scented (fragrance free) anti-bacterial soap (DIAL Gold)

-1st 3 days use aquaphor a minimum of 3 times a day (can use A&D ointment)

-After 3 days, use non-scented lotion (Aveeno or Lubriderm)

No soaking in tubs, pools, lakes, oceans etc.

Stay out of direct sun.

 

If you have any questions please feel free to call and ask!