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Tattoo Aftercare

  • Remove bandage after 2-3 hrs. Do not re-bandage

  • Before cleaning your new tattoo always wash your hands for 30 seconds with antibacterial soap with warm water, and slowly, and gently clean your new tattoo. Avoid picking off scabs.

  • Pat your new tattoo dry with a paper towel, or sterile gauze, or let it air dry (Avoid wash rags, or towels because they harbor bacteria.)

  • After the tattoo is dry apply a small thin layer of Tattoo Goo, Aquaphor, Bacitracin, or H20 Ocean. Do not saturate. Rub it in like lotion. Use ointment for the first 3 days, 5-6 times a day or as needed. For the next 11 days use a vitamin E lotion fragrance-free (Lubriderm) 5-6 times a day or as needed (NO VASELINE.)

  • No soaking (baths, swimming pools, Jacuzzi, lakes), etc.

  • No Shaving over your tattoo for 2 weeks.

  • No direct sunlight for 2 weeks (SPF 30 or tattoo goo color guard is good for protection from the sun.)

  • No picking off scabs or scratching, you could ruin color or open yourself up for infection!

  • Changing your bed sheets and pillowcase can help prevent cross-contamination.


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