Remove bandage after 2 hours and wash with a mild soap and warm water. Apply a thin layer of Aquaphor and re-bandage with plastic wrap until morning, then remove and wash again.
No more bandages now- the tattoo needs to be open to the air. Wear loose fitting non-binding clothing, with nothing rubbing on the tattoo while it is healing.
Wash tattoo and apply Aquaphor 3 times daily for 3 days, then use a good fragrance-free, color free lotion like Curel or Lubriderm to keep it moisturized 3 or 4 times a day for about 2 weeks.
Do not soak tattoo in salt water or chlorinated water. For example: no hot tubs, surfing, or swimming until it is healed. Showers are fine- you do want to keep the tattoo clean after all.
Do not pick or scratch at tattoo- after about 4 or 5 days of healing the tattoo will go through a healing stage where a scab peels off, this is normal, and it does itch while this happens. Do not pull the flakes off, let the flakes fall off on their own, they will be the same color as the tattoo-so don’t think it’s falling off. Sometimes the flakes come off when you are putting lotion on.
Do not listen to friends for aftercare. You have trusted us to mark your body for life, allow us to help you care for your body art.
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