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DO’S

 

  • Leave the bandage on overnight. The bandage is there to keep airborne bacteria and any other contaminants in the environment from invading your open wound. Please note that your tattoo will ooze, this is just plasma and excess ink. This is a normal part of the healing process.

 

  • Remove the bandage while having a shower, cleanse the tattooed area with soap and warm water (whatever you can handle). Make sure all the plasma and excess ink has been removed gently with your hands.  Do not scrub the tattoo with a brush or towel (this should not be done until the tattoo has healed). 

 

  • Dry the tattoo with a paper towel.

 

  • Let the tattoo dry and leave it!

 

During colder seasons, if the skin feels uncomfortable (due to the dryness of the skin in general during colder temperatures) apply a thin layer of a water-based moisturizer – Aveeno unscented or Lubaderm unscented are fine, no oil based moisturizers or creams. Anything that has “aqua” as its first ingredient is fine. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY TOO MUCH! This will irritate the tattoo.

DON’TS

 

  • Please do not need to re-bandage!

 

  • After a few days you may notice some peeling and possibly a little scabbing. It is at this point in the healing process, that your tattoo will begin to itch. RESIST THE URGE TO SATISFY YOUR DESIRE TO SCRATCH, RUB, OR PICK at the tattoo.

 

  • Do not soak your tattoo! This means NO BATHS, NO SWIMMING, NO SPA’S.

 

  • Do not share gym equipment. 

 

  • Try to refrain from any strenuous activities for the first few days.

Please keep in mind it may take up to a month for your tattoo to look settled in the skin. It all depends on your own individual health at the time of the tattoo.

 

Remember! the first few days/weeks are probably the most important for your new tattoo. Make sure you care for it properly. 

 

If you have any questions, please refrain from looking it up on Google. Contact us and we can answer any further questions you may have.

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