- Leave tattoo bandage for at least four hours or over night.
- When you’re ready, wash your hands with a mild liquid soap (Dial or Soft-soap, preferably something fragrance free) and remove the bandage.
Immediately wash your tattoo in a circular motion using a mild liquid soap and warm or hot water, and only use your fingertips with light pressure. Wash it gently until all ointment, excess ink and blood / plasma are removed from the tattoo then rinse your tattoo with cold water.
- Gently pat the tattoo dry (do not wipe it) with a clean paper towel then let the tattoo air dry.
- Continue the steps above to clean your tattoo at least twice a day for the next few weeks or until it’s completely healed.
- After three days (or once your tattoo has begun to dry out) you may begin to apply (with clean hands) a small amount of mild, unscented and aloe free lotion to your tattoo. Gently massage it in and blot off any excess with a clean dry paper towel.
- Continue this process (just enough to keep your tattoo from drying out) daily until your tattoo is completely healed.
- Do not re-bandage your tattoo
- Do not wear tight, restrictive, abrasive or soiled clothing over the tattooed area. Try to wear a comfortable, loose fitting and soft material such as light cotton.
- Do not scratch your tattoo for any reason. Gently pat or apply unscented lotion.
- Do not pick at your tattoo.
- Do not expose your tattoo to direct sunlight or tanning booths for at least three weeks. After your tattoo is completely healed, use a 30 SPF (or greater) sunblock anytime your tattoo is exposed to direct sunlight. This will keep your tattoo from premature fading.
- Do not soak your tattoo in a hot tub, bath, swimming pool, fresh water, salt water, or sauna for at least three weeks.
- Do not listen to your friends on how to heal your tattoos. If you have any questions regarding your aftercare please give us a call at 1-952-888-3335 and we will be happy to answer any of your aftercare questions!
If you notice any redness, swelling, or abnormal discharge: please contact your physician.