Tattoo Aftercare Instructions

   If Artist applied Tegaderm (clear adhesive patch) leave on for 1 full week!!!

  • Always wash your hands before touching your tattoo!

  • When you Remove bandage after one week Do not re-bandage.

  • Wash your tattoo with an anti-bacterial Non scented liquid soap. Be gentle, do not use a washcloth or anything that will exfoliate your tattoo. Only use your hands.

  • let your tattoo air dry after washing. Do not rub, or use a fabric with a rough surface.

  • The first 3-4 days: Rub a small amount of ointment on your tattoo. You may use a unscented lotion (with no alcohol in the lotion) or Hustle Butter tattoo ointment – whatever you know you’re not allergic to. Always use clean hands and do not place your fingers back into the ointment after touching your tattoo. Make sure to rub the ointment in so that it is not shiny, or greasy– you want the thinnest amount possible. Do not use Vaseline, petroleum, Neosporin, or Bag Balm. Wash, dry and apply ointment 3-5 times daily, as needed.

  •  Do not use any cloth bandages or pads, as the fibers of this material can adhere to your open tattoo and hinder the healing process.

  • Wear clean, soft clothing over your tattoo for the first 2 weeks– nothing abrasive or irritating. .

  • After a week your tattoo will begin to peel. This is normal! Do not pick at the skin. Begin using a mild, white, unscented lotion, free of dyes or Perfumes.

  • Use lotion for minimum 3 weeks, 1-2 times daily.

Things to Avoid

  • Do not pick, scratch, peel, slap, rub or irritate your tattoo.

  • You can shower, but you may not soak your tattoo for 4 weeks. No swimming, soaking or hot tub.

  • You may not expose your tattoo to the sun for at least 4 weeks, after that you must use sun block.

  • Do not wear abrasive materials, jewelry, or shoes that rub against your tattoo.

  • Do not let anyone touch your tattoo.

  • Beware of gym equipment; wash it well before using it.

You Can Also

  • Ice your tattoo to reduce swelling.

  • Elevate your tattoo, to reduce swelling.

  • Take short showers.