TATTOO AFTERCARE

You were tattooed in a modern studio with
sterilized instruments and pigments. The long life of your tattoo depends upon
the care you give it during the critical first few days and
weeks.

Complying with the following instructions will result in a quick
healing process and an attractive tattoo.
Remember, the life of your tattoo
depends on the care it recieves within the first few weeks.

ALWAYS be
sure to thoroughly wash your hands with antibacterial soap before touching your
new tattoo. Contact with dirty hands is a major contributor of
infection.
Once tattoo is exposed, wash it thoroughly with antibacterial soap
and water. Be sure to rinse away any & all secretions and be sure that all
soap residue is rinsed off.

After washing tattoo, lightly pat it dry with
a clean towel. Apply a small amount of Bacitracin ointment and massage it into
tattoo. DO NOT apply a thick coat as your skin must be able to breathe.
Alternative ointments you can use are Neosporin or A&D Ointment, if
Bacitracin is not available. If rash developes, Lubriderm lotion may be
applied.

Depending on the nature and extent of your tattoo, it may be
necessary to wear clothing heavy enough to protect it, particuarly if you work
in grease, oil, dirt, ect.

Be sure that any clothing that touches your
new tattoo is soft & clean.

Your new tattoo will develope a layer of
dry skin. DO NOT pick this off.
Apply ointment three times a day until the
layer falls off on its own. After the dry skin has fallen off, there will be a
period of adjustment for the new skin. It is advisable to use a light unscented
lotion during this time.  

Do not re-bandage the tattoo. Do Not let the
tattoo dry out.

 

  • Do not apply Vaseline, lanolin or petroleum based products.
    • Do not apply alcohol.
      • Do not rub, scratch or pick at the tattoo.
        • Do not expose the tattoo to direct sunlight, swim or soak in sauna, steam
          bath or bathtub for two weeks. After that apply sunscreen to your tattoo to keep
          from fading.
          • Again, Be sure clothing touching your tattoo is clean and soft.


           

          A tattoo may bleed a bit at first but it will stop within a couple of hours.
          Most artists recommend the tattoo be kept bandaged for two to five hours. If the
          gauze sticks to the skin, soak the area with cold water until the gauze loosens,
          then remove carefully.

          The healing process usually tkes 2-3 weeks but can
          vary from person to person.

          If you have any questions or concerns,
          please contact us.