remove your bandage after 2-4 hours. for saniderm wait 24-48 hours
thoroughly but gently clean the surface of your tattoo with warm water and non-scented soap, removing any build-up of ink and plasma
pat dry (don't wipe!) with a clean paper towel
gently apply a thin layer of non-scented, non-additive lotion such as Lubriderm or Aveeno. make sure the lotion absorbs into your skin, you don't want a visible layer on top of your new tattoo
repeat washings and applying lotion two to three times per day for the duration of the healing period (usually between 10 and 14 days)
Your tattoo will start to peel, let the skin slough off on its own, do not pick at your peeling tattoo!
Your tattoo will begin to itch as the skin starts to heal itself, this can be very annoying but resist the urge to scratch!
Showers are great! See above for specific cleaning instructions.
Wear sunscreen once your tattoo is healed to prolong the life of your tattoo.
Wear clean, loose-fitting clothing in the area where your tattoo is.
Don’t wipe your tattoo
Don’t expose your tattoo to the sun for the duration of the healing period.
Avoid tanning beds while your tattoo is healing, and know that tanning beds are generally bad for tattoos.
For at least 14 days DO NOT USE:
Do not for any reason re-wrap your tattoo while it’s healing. It needs an ample amount of oxygen to heal properly!
Don’t let other people touch your healing tattoo
Don’t wear tight fitting clothing.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your healing tattoo don't hesitate to contact us!
YOUR FIRST TOUCH UP IS FREE, SHOULD YOU NEED IT. Please make sure you schedule your touch up within THREE MONTHS of the original tattoo date, to ensure all ink is settling in and aging at the same rate. Any touch up done after this period will require an artist-specific touch-up fee.