Aftercare Instructions

Remove your bandage in about an hour. Do not re-bandage your tattoo! Wash your hands thoroughly then begin to wash your tattoo with antibacterial soap and water, rinse thoroughly, and pat dry. Apply a small amount of ointment and rub in well. Repeat this process 2-4 times daily for 3-5 days or until tattoo peels. Do not share ointment with anyone else! After tattoo peels, follow the same instructions for cleaning and apply un-scented/dye free lotion instead of ointment 1-3 times daily for about 2 weeks. Do not go into hot tubs, swimming pools or lakes during healing process. They can fade your tattoo and cause infection! New tattoos peel, itch and can scab. Be careful not to pick or scratch them because you can transfer bacteria from under your fingernails to the tattoo, causing infection and light spots after healing ends. Average heal time for new tattoo can take 2-4 weeks, depending on the individual, and placement on the body. For the duration of the healing process, clean sheets and linens should be used to inhibit the transfer of unnecessary bacteria. If you experience excessive redness, itching, swelling, pain, allergic reaction, or infection please contact us, and your personal physician. Take good care of your new body art, and apply sunblock during the summer to help keep it looking great for years to come. If you have any questions about the healing process please call us at (303)-239-TAT2 (8282)