aftercare

Tattoo Aftercare

Your tattoo is an investment as well as the product of hours of hard work. We recommend the following instructions when taking care of your tattoo. Please consult your artist if you have any questions and listen to their instructions.
- ONLY TOUCH YOUR FRESH TATTOO WITH CLEAN HANDS AND IN A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT (not a public restroom!)
- NO TANNING/SUN EXPOSURE, SWIMMING, SUBMERGING IN WATER, OR PICKING/SCRATCHING YOUR FRESH TATTOO UNTIL IT IS COMPLETELY HEALED!


LARGE SESSION / WRAP METHOD
Bandage your tattoo with saran/plastic wrap and allow zero air on the tattoo for 72 hours. During this 72 hours, remove the wrap every 3-4 hours and wash the tattoo with a non-scented antibacterial soap and lukewarm water. Gently pat the tattoo down with a clean towel/paper towel and then re-wrap the tattoo with FRESH saran/plastic wrap. After the 72 hour cycle, remove the wrap and leave the tattoo exposed. Continue to wash the tattoo 2-3 times per day and apply a small amount of unscented lotion (ex: Lubriderm), cocoa butter, or aftercare the artist has provided you with. Lightly "pat" the tattoo if it itches. Do not scratch it.


SMALL SESSION / NON-WRAP METHOD
Approximately 1 and 1/2 hours after receiving the tattoo, remove the bandage/wrap in a clean environment and wash the tattoo with a non-scented antibacterial soap and lukewarm water. Gently pat the tattoo down with a clean towel/paper towel. Do not re-wrap the tattoo. Wash the tattoo 3-4 times per day. After 48 hours, begin applying a small amount of unscented lotion (ex: Lubriderm), cocoa butter, or aftercare the artist has provided you with. Lightly "pat" the tattoo if it itches. Do not scratch it.