Tattoo After Care

Taking Care of Your Tattoo

-  Leave bandage on for 4 - 6 hours. 

After removal of bandage, wash area with warm 

water and mild antibacterial soap. 

-  Wash tattoo 2 times a day.

-  On the first night, you may want to wrap your 

tattoo in saran wrap to prevent sticking to your 

bedding. Do not use any cloth bandages or pads, as 

the fibers of this material can adhere to your open tattoo and hinder the 

healing process. (you can do this up to five nights as needed.)

-  The first 7 days: Rub a small amount of ointment on your tattoo. You 

may use Bacitracin, A&D, Neosporin, or Triple Antibiotic Ointment. 

Whatever you know you’re not allergic to. Always use clean hands and do 

not place your fingers back into the ointment after touching your tattoo. 

Make sure to rub the ointment in and you want to use the thinnest amount 

possible. Pat off any excess ointment with a clean cloth or paper towel.

-  Keep tattoo moist with triple antibiotic ointment or ointment of your 

choice. DO NOT CAKE ON, apply a small amount and rub it in. 4-5 


-  After day 4 your tattoo will begin to peel. This is normal… Do not pick at the skin.

-  After the seventh day you may use a quality hand lotion, 4 to 5 times a 

day for the following weeks.

-  Use Lotion for a minimun of two weeks

-  Wear clean, soft clothing over your tattoo for the first 2 weeks, nothing 

abrasive or irritating. For a foot tattoo: Go barefoot as much as possible. If 

you must wear shoes, first wrap your clean tattoo in saran wrap, then 

cover with a clean cotton sock before putting on your shoe. Avoid sandals 

or flip flops for this period to prevent chafing and damage to the tattoo.

*DO NOT TOUCH or apply ointment to your tattoo with unclean hands.

*DO NOT REBANDAGE the tattoo and do not allow tattoo to dry out.

*DO NOT PICK AT SCABS! (Slap 'em - don't scratch 'em)

*DO NOT sauna, sunbathe, or soak in water for 2 weeks.

You are responsible for the care of your tattoo after you leave the studio.

Happy Tattooing!!!  

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