Aftercare

Having a good tattoo requires much more than choosing the right artist.

Bad aftercare can ruin your tattoo! 

To ensure the quality and longevity of your tattoo, be sure to follow the tattoo aftercare instructions.

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POST TATTOO CARE

YOU WILL LEAVE THE STUDIO WITH A BANDAGE.

WAIT 1 HOUR, REMOVE BANDAGE AND WASH TATTOO USING A ANTIBACTERIAL OR ANTIMICROBIAL SOAP AND WARM WATER. PAT DRY AND REWRAP. KEEP TATTOO WRAPPED FOR 24 HOURS, REPEATING WASHING PROCESS EVERY 4 HOURS. 

ON THE SECOND DAY REMOVE BANDAGE, WASH TATTOO THROUGHLY, DRY AND APPLY A OINTMENT OR NONSCENTED LOTION.

DO NOT REWRAP.

 REPEAT PROCESS 3 TIMES A DAY FOR 2 WEEKS.

OINTMENTS I RECOMMEND ARE AQUAPHOR,

AND REDEMPTION AFTER CARE.

HEALING PROCESS

HEALING PROCESS CAN TAKE UP TO 2 WEEKS.

PEELING IS NORMAL! SCABBING IS BAD!! 

DO NOT PICK!

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SPECIAL ATTENTION

THE FIRST 72 HOURS IS WHEN YOUR TATTOO IS MOST VULNERABLE TO INFECTION AND DAMAGE.

IN THIS TIME WINDOW DO NOT GO TO THE GYM!!

EXPOSING YOUR FRESH TATTOO TO SWEAT CAN INCREASE YOUR INFECTION RISK. REMEMBER A FRESH TATTOO IS A OPEN WOUND.

 

REFAIN FROM SWIMMING AND DIRECT SUNLIGHT FOR AT LEAST 3 WEEKS. DIRECT SUNLIGHT AND SUBMERGING YOUR TATTOO IN WATER CAN DAMAGE IT!