Tattoo After-Care

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  • Bandage must remain on for minimum of 3 hours

  • Wash the tattoo immediately after removing the bandage, DO NOT SCRUB YOUR TATTOO

  • Use a simple soap without scents or dyes like Dove or Ivory

  • Make sure hands are clean before touching your tattoo, Lather soap into hands then gently rub soap onto tattoo.

  • Rinse your tattoo by either splashing water onto the tattoo or running it above the tattoo and rinsing it gently Be sure to rinse all the soap out of the tattoo but again, DO NOT SCRUB YOUR TATTOO.

  • Gently pat your tattoo dry

  • Moisturize the tattoo twice daily using either tattoo lotion or a simple moisturizing lotion free of scents and dyes, heavy oils or alcohol

    make sure your hands are clean. DO NOT USE POLYSPORIN OR VASELINE

  • Do not smother your tattoo, apply just enough lotion to keep it moist,

    carefully wipe excess lotion away from tattoo

  • Allow all scabs to remain on the tattoo as long as possible

  • DO NOT SOAK YOUR TATTOO. When taking baths or showers keep tattoo away from direct contact with water, do not scrub the tattoo always pat it dry

  • DO NOT SCRATCH YOUR TATTOO, When the tattoo gets itchy you may pat or slap the tattoo with clean hands

  • Wear loose clothing that will not rub against the tattoo and will allow it to breath

  • Do not drink alcohol for at least 12 hours after getting tattooed

  • Keep tattoo out of sun and water for at least 3 weeks

  • NO HOT TUBS, SAUNAS, TANNING or SWIMMING for at least 3 weeks

  • Keep your tattoo Dry and Clean for at least 3 weeks while continuing to moisturize 2 times a day

  • If you notice any kind of infection contact your doctor immediately