Question? “How should I care for my new tattoo?”
Answer. These are the instructions that we provide to our customers for the care of their new tattoo. These are suggestions based on our many years of experience. Please keep in mind that we would need to see your tattoo before we could offer any suggestions beyond what is listed here.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!
Remove bandage after two hours, do not keep it on more than ten hours. Never re-bandage. Wash tattoo gently with cool, soapy water. Rinse thoroughly, lightly pat dry with a clean towel. With clean hands apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment and work it into the tattoo. Use ointment for the first day, then use a mild cream-type lotion for the remainder of the healing process. If you have had problems with antibiotic ointments in the past, you may prefer lotion for the entire healing process. Do not over lubricate your tattoo, but don’t allow it to get too dry.
Do not use alcohol or peroxide.
Do not pick or scratch.
Do not go swimming or soak in water for two weeks.
Keep your new tattoo out of direct sunlight during healing. Regular application of sunscreen when your tattoo is exposed to sun or tanning bed (after it is healed) will prolong the life of your tattoo.
If rash occurs (bumps on or around the tattoo as with an allergic reaction) or redness persists, discontinue use of all topical products and call us for suggestions on product alternatives.