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Tattoo Aftercare Instructions
After 2 hours remove plastic wrap and lather the area with antibacterial soap, rinse thoroughly with warm water. Soak bandage if stuck. Do not re-bandage.
Let air dry for 15-20 minutes or until completely dry.
Use “Aquaphor” Healing Ointment. Apply a light layer 2-3 times daily for the first 2 weeks.
Wash tattoo twice daily, let air dry and apply Aquaphor for the first 2 weeks.
After 2 weeks switch to a plain unscented lotion and apply 3-4 times for another 2 weeks.
RESTRICT physical activity, such as bathing, recreational water activities, gardening, or contact with animals for 3 weeks.
DO NOT submerge in water. Short showers are OK. NO baths, hot tubs, lakes for 3 weeks
DO NOT work out (cardio/weights etc.) for 3 weeks.
DO NOT pick or scratch scabs. Allow to fall off naturally.
DO NOT expose to direct sunlight for 3 weeks.
Touch-ups: Tattoo aftercare directly affects the life of your tattoo. The better the aftercare, the longer the life of your ink. If touch-ups are needed, prices will be determined by the artist once the tattoo is completely healed (about 1 month). In order to schedule a touch-up, you must come into the shop to have the artist evaluate your healed tattoo within 2 month of getting your tattoo.
Symptoms of infection: excessive redness or swelling, red streaks going from procedure site towards the heart, severe itching, or pus at the tattoo site, as well as fever. If an infection occurs, please contact us or a healthcare provider immediately.