• Tattoo Aftercare

    Tattoo Aftercare
    1) Remove bandage after 4-6 hours. Do not Re-bandage!
    2) Wash tattoo gently with mild, liquid soap and warm water to
    remove all ointment, excess color and dry blood.. Do this at least
    2 times a day. RINSE SOAP OFF REALLY WELL!
    3) Dry tattoo by blotting with paper towel, air dry for 5-10 minutes.
    4) We recommend using tattoo aftercare products on your tattoo. It is
    important to use only a small amount . Rub on gently.
    5) A slight protective scab may form in about 2 days, do not scratch
    or pick at scab.
    6) DO NOT expose the tattoo to direct sunlight.
    7) Surface healing should be complete in approximately 2-4 weeks.
    8) DO NOT soak in a bath and NO swimming or hot tub! for 2-4 weeks.
    9) Proper care during healing will insure detail and color.
    10) If you have any questions call the shop! DO NOT rely on
    information from anyone but a professional tattoo artist.
    11) Ladies, no shaving or waxing in the tattoo area for 3 weeks.
    When you do shave, go in the direction of the growth pattern.
    12) Fresh bed sheets and pillow cases are recommended and
    no animals on bed for the healing period.

    ** Don’t Forget the following…
    If your tattoo is on the leg or top of your foot, you must
    expect swelling and soreness for up to 2 weeks.
    Please rest it as much as possible by keeping it elevated .
    No socks or coverings are to be placed over tattoos !!

    No sun, ocean, or chlorinated water on your new tattoo until it is healed, which can take 14-21 days. Healing time varies. Peeling skin is normal.
    Don’t pick or scratch it, even if it feels itchy. Let it heal naturally.