Tattoo Aftercare

After Care Instructions:

After about 2 hours: (unless directed differently from your tattoo artist)

Wash your hands thoroughly, then remove tape and bandage. Rinse with warm water. Soap up your hands and gently wash the tattoo with liquid antibacterial soap (dial, etc. ) Pat dry with a clean towel. Do not re-bandage the tattoo.

For the first 5 days:

Repeat the wash routine 3-5 times a day (depending on size and coverage)

For the first 2-3 weeks:

Avoid soaking tattoo in water (baths, hot-tubs, swimming pools, ocean water, etc) Avoid direct sunlight to your tattoo. Wear clean, loose, breathable clothing that will cause as little friction against your tattoo as possible. As your tattoo heals it may itch. This is normal, but it is important that you don’t scratch. It can pull pigment out of your tattoo. As your tattoo heals it might flake off the top layer of skin (colorful flakes). Do not shave over the tattooed area until it is fully healed.

If your tattoos feels tight or dried out to the point of being uncomfortable apply a small amount of Non – scented water based lotion or Aquaphor to your tattoo. (it is important to avoid using too much lotion or auqaphor, it can prevent proper healing and pull pigment out of your tattoo)

Please call the shop if you have any questions or concerns. 206- 257- 4636