Tattoo Aftercare Instructions

DAY 1

  • If you have a bandage on your tattoo, keep the bandage on for 1 hour. Then, remove bandage and never re-bandage.
  • Run warm water over your tattoo for a few minutes.
  • Wash your tattoo with your hand and mild soap for 1 minute.
  • Rinse with cold water.
  • Gently pat dry the tattoo with a clean towel.
  • Air-dry for one hour.
  • Apply a VERY THIN LAYER of ointment (Aquaphor).
  • Your tattoo may leak a clear fluid, called plasma. This is normal. Use a clean paper towel to blot your tattoo gently. This step will prevent excess scabbing.
  • Continue to apply a thin layer of ointment (Aquaphor) 2 or 3 times throughout the day to prevent drying.

DAY 2

Repeat steps 2-9 from Day 1 Instructions.

DAY 3 – Day 14

  • Stop using ointment by Day 3, and switch to a non-scented lotion (Curel, Aveeno, or Lubriderm are good brands).
  • Do not let your tattoo dry out. Keep your lotion with you and re-apply multiple times each day over the next two weeks.
  • DO NOT PICK AT YOUR TATTOO WHILE IT HEALS!
    IT WILL RUIN YOUR TATTOO.
  • Keep your showers short during the next two weeks to prevent damage to your tattoo.
  • Do not use Vaseline or Neosporin.
  • Do not go in the pool, hot tub, river, or ocean for two weeks. This will cause infection or damage to your tattoo.
  • After your tattoo is healed, you may apply sunblock to protect your tattoo. UV rays damage and fade tattoos.
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