Tattoo Aftercare

Steps for a Healthy Tattoo

Step 1.)

Remove your bandage after two hours.


Step 2.)

First wash hands thoroughly before touching your tattoo. Then, gently wash tattoo with soapy fingertips in a circular motion. Rinse well with cool water.


Step 3.)

Pat dry, then apply a thin layer of Aquaphor, rubbing it in well to distribute it evenly. Aquaphor should be put on very thin. Don’t over apply.


Step 4.)

Repeat this cleansing procedure and Aquaphor application 3-5 times a day for 2 days.
After 2 days you can switch to a good non-scented extra dry skin lotion.
Apply the dry skin lotion 3 to 5 times a day for the next 7 days.


Important Things to Remember:

  • Treat your new tattoo as an open wound. You should never touch it with unwashed hands.
  • Clothing can irritate a new tattoo, so cotton only directly against it is a safe bet.
  • New tattoos will usually itch after about a week, but don’t scratch it. To relieve the itch, slap it or use a cortisone cream if necessary.
  • Avoid long exposure to water and sun during healing. And, as always, use a strong sunblock when out in the sun to help avoid fading once your tattoo is fully healed.