|Tattoo Aftercare Instructions
Leave bandage on a maximum of 1-2 hours to prevent air borne bacteria from invading the tattoo.
Remember a tattoo is basically an open wound and must be protected.
When the bandage is removed the tattoo should be cleaned using anti-bacterial soap and lukewarm
water. Gently wash away any ointment and thoroughly clean the area. Do not use a washcloth or
anything abrasive. It is best to use just your hand. Then pat (do not rub) the area firmly with a clean
cloth or paper towel to get it completely dry. Follow with a LIGHT application of ointment. Aquaphor
is a good choice as well as many other product on the market. The main thing is to use any of them
sparingly. The tattooed skin needs air to heal so let it breath.
**Do not use Neosporin. After working ointment into tattoo blot with a dry paper towel to remove
excess ointment. Continue this procedure at least twice a day for two or three days.
After that continue to keep the area clean, but you can use lotion when needed instead of ointment, to
keep the skin soft.
After a few days, you will notice some peeling and possibly a little scabbing. It may also start to itch,
but do not scratch or pick at it. If you must, slap it for relief from itching. If it is peeling, put lotion
on it. If it is scabbing leave it alone.
After your tattoo is healed and from now on, you will want to protect it from the sun's ultraviolet
rays. These can fade and damage a brilliant tattoo very fast. Before you expose it to a lot of sun,
protect it with at least a 39 SPF sun block.
In case of any gaps in lines or other touch-up that is required, please wait two weeks before coming
back in. If you have any serious concerns please don't hesitate to call or come by.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call:
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