Standard Aftercare

1. Remove bandage after 1 hour

2. wash tattooed area thoroughly using your hand, lukewarm water, and soap. do not use a washcloth or loofah. we recommend Dial gold or H2Ocean foam soap (sold in shop foe $5)

3. Pat area dry with a clean paper towel.

4. Allow area to dry for an additional 10-20 minutes before applying lotion. (DO NOT apply lotion for the first 24-48 hours after being tattooed.)

5.Apply a very small amount of mild unscented lotion to the tattooed area. We recommend Lubriderm or H2Ocean (sold in shop for $10).

6. DO NOT over moisturize the tattoo! this is VERY IMPORTANT! use just enough lotion for it to soak into the tattoo. If there is any excess lotion gently pat it off using a paper towel.

7. Do not use any petroleum based product! this includes Vaseline and A&D ointment.

8. Repeat steps 2-6 three times daily for 14 days.

9.NO TANNING, SWIMMING,SOAKING IN WATER,OR SCRATCHING for 14 days. We cannot guarantee your tattoo for a touch up if you do so.

10. On the occasion that your tattoo should need a touch up one will be provided free of charge. However, your tattoo must be completely healed and it must be done within 3 months of receiving the tattoo. Touch ups are by appointment only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and you must come in person to set up the appointment.

 

Wrapping Aftercare 

Please only use this aftercare if you were requested to do so by your artist.

1. Remove bandage after 1 hour

2. wash tattooed area thoroughly using your hand, lukewarm water, and soap. do not use a washcloth or loofah. we recommend Dial gold or H2Ocean foam soap (sold in shop foe $5)

3. Pat area dry with a clean paper towel.

4. 10 minutes before going to sleep repeat steps 2-3, wait 10 minutes for the tattoo to become COMPLETELY dry 

5. Wrap the tattoo completely using food safe plastic wrap and secure it using any means you are comfortable with (ace bandage, tape, sports wrap). it is important that the tattoo is able to stay wrapped throughout the night.

6. Upon waking remove the plastic wrap and IMMEDIATELY wash it. There will be an excess of sweat, ink, and plasma inside the plastic wrap, this is normal but needs to be washed off before it dries.

7. repeat steps 2-6 for the first 3 nights.

8. refer to the "Standard Aftercare" listed above for the next 10 days.