Following the list of steps listed below to make sure that your tattoo is properly cared for to maximize the look and coloring of your piece.

  • Wash your hands before touching your tattoo!
  • Remove bandage after 1 hr
  • Wash tattoo with soap and water, making sure to just use your hands.
  • Use warm water to wash it and then run cold water over it for 30 seconds and let it air dry for 30 min before applying ointment
  • The first 5 days rub a small amount of ointment on your tattoo. Use either A&D ointment or Aquaphor. Apply only to the tattoo and use very small amount, rubbing it into the skin.
  • You can wrap it one the first night ONLY so it doesn’t stick to your sheets. Use only saran wrap or dental bibs.
  • Usually around day 5 your tattoo will peel like a sunburn. This is normal. DO NOT PICK AT IT. at this point you can switch to unscented lotion
  • Apply lotion at least 3 times a day for 2 weeks
  • While your tattoo is healing:
    • No swimming or hot-tubbing or baths
    • Keep out of the sun for at least 3 weeks
    • Do not scratch or pick your tattoo
    • Let your tattoo breath, do not cover tattoo.