CARING FOR YOUR NEW TATTOO


WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Unscented Soap     (Suggestions: Dial, Dove Sensitive Skin).  NO EXFOLIATORS!
  • Unscented Lotion     (Suggestions: Aloe Vera, Aquaphor, Curel, Jergens, and Lubriderm).
  • Or Vitamin A&D     (Use after washing, once in the morning for the first two days).

 

WASHING:

Remove Saran Wrap 2-8 hours after tattoo session (or next morning).

Wash gently (use suggested soaps) with lukewarm/cool water (Twice – AM & PM).  Dab Dry

Lightly moisturize.  An excessive amount of moisturizer is NOT better.  (Too much suffocates the tattoo resulting in clogged pores and blemishes, resulting in ink loss).  Work a small amount completely, so the tattoo can Breathe and heal consistently.

Moisturize 3-4 times daily for 7 days.

Three to five days after the initial tattoo, the skin itself becomes stiff, cracks, and flakes.  The topmost layer of skin needs to shed (such as sunburn).  Use lotion to alleviate itching as necessary.

 

DO NOT PICK YOUR TATTOO!

Keep out of UV Rays (sun & tanning beds).  Use SPF 30+ (We recommend SPF sticks for smaller tattoos.)

DO NOT SOAK (tubs, hot tubs, pools, lakes/rivers) during the first 7 days of your new tattoo.


**If concerned about signs of possible infection, contact us or your local healthcare practitioner as soon as possible.**