For proper tattoo care instructions, please read below. If you suspect that your tattoo is infected or not healing properly please contact your artist as well as your physician.
For Tatu-Derm Bandage
You may keep this bandage on until the next morning. Remove bandage and clean your tattoo and surrounding skin with a pump anti-bacterial hand soap. Gently pat dry with a clean paper towel and leave to air dry for 1 hr before applying your first application of lotion or ointment.
For Plastic Wrap Bandage
Remove bandage 2-3 hrs after your tattoo procedure and wash immediately with a pump anti-bacterial hand soap. Gently pat dry with a clean paper towel and leave to air dry for 1 hr before applying your first application of lotion or ointment.
For the next 2-3 Weeks
Keep your tattoo clean with a pump anti-bacterial soap use a clean paper towel to pat dry and follow with a white unscented lotion. For tattoos on the hands and feet wash your tattoo an extra 2-3 times a day out side of normal bathing/hand washing. For the first 4 days these areas are more prone to complications such as infections.
No Sun Exposure
Absolutely NO sun exposure or swimming for the next 2-3 weeks.
DO NOT pick or scratch at your tattoo
Your tattoo will heal much like a sunburn; you will have flaky itchy skin that will peel off and you may even experience a few scabs and some swelling and redness around the tattoo site. All of this is a normal part of the healing process. DO NOT pick or scratch at your tattoo and do not attempt to exfoliate any skin, just let it fall off naturally.