CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW TATTOO!
The next part is up to you. A large part of how your new tattoo will look after it heals is in your hands! Here are your suggested instructions on how to properly care for your new tattoo and some additional pointers to make sure you have a successful, easy and comfortable healing period.
If you have any questions please call us!
Leave bandage on for a minimum of 3 hours. After removing the bandage, clean the tattoo gently with unscented soap and warm water. Rinse well and pat dry with paper towel. Do not re-bandage.
After washing the tattoo apply a VERY THIN layer of Aquaphor ointment. Repeat this step 2-3 times a day for 3 days. On the 4th day switch to a small amount of unscented hand lotion. Use daily until the tattoo is healed. It will take 2-4 weeks until it is fully healed.
During the healing process your tattoo will peel and flake, this is normal. It will also become very itchy. DO NOT scratch it! If it scabs, allow them to flake off naturally.
NO sun, Swimming, SCRATCHING or SOAKING the tattoo for at least 2 weeks.
Always use sunblock on healed tattoos!