+ Wash your hands with antibacterial soap before cleaning or touching your tattoo.
+ Keep your bandage on for at least 2 hours. If second skin has been used, keep this on for at least 24 hours & up to 5 days.
+ When removing your bandage, rinse tattoo with warm water and clean paper towel.
+ Wash twice a day with just warm (not hot) water or mild fragrance‑free liquid soap, and apply a thin layer of healing balm from day 2 onwards. Avoid lotions with fragrances or aloe.
+ If possible, use freshly washed bedsheets, clothes, and towel during healing process. Disposable paper towels or unscented baby wipes are great for direct contact with the tattoo when washing or drying.
+ Do not scratch or pick. This removes ink and leads to infections!
+ Avoid direct sunlight. For the first two weeks try to limit sun
exposure ‑ if you know you'll be out in the sun for prolonged periods, wear a thin layer of clothing over the tattoo. After the first two weeks, use a high SPF sunscreen on your tattoo when in the sun. Avoid tanning beds for at least a month.
+ Avoid soaking in any waters (lake, ocean, bathtub, pool) for the first month, especially critical during the first two weeks.
+ Avoid heavy sweating in the area of your tattoo for two weeks. Wash after sweating.
+ Do not let your tattoo stick to sheets or clothing. If stuck, soak the cloth to remove rather than ripping it off. This is usually only a concern for the first night when it will be a bit oozy.
What to Expect
+ Color and plasma may seep to the surface, especially when first removing the bandage.
This is normal. Wash gently with warm water and wipe with a clean paper towel and reapply ointment or lotion.
+ For the next week the tattoo and area around it may be slightly swollen, red, and sore.
+ Within a few days to a week, a thin scab should form evenly over the tattoo and peel like a sunburn. (Do not pick at it!)
+ The color may seem dull or uneven while the tattoo is healing.
+ A free touch up is included if needed. You can schedule this directly on the website after 6 weeks. Must be used within 3 months of original appointment or you will be required to pay a $60 tray fee.
IT SHOULD BE COMPLETELY HEALED IN 4‑6 WEEKS! FOR BEST RESULTS, AVOID SUN EXPOSURE (WEAR SPF), AND KEEP MOISTURIZED.