Aftercare

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Aftercare for your new tattoo is pretty easy. I don't personally believe in too much frou frou antics and will make sure to go over it all with you before you leave from your appointment so that you feel comfortable with the knowledge of how to heal your new tattoo.

  • Always make sure to wash your hands before caring for your new tattoo

  • With your fingertips only, gently and thoroughly clean your tattoo with Dial Gold Antibacterial Soap. Pat dry with a paper towel. I do not recommend using your bath or hand towel as they tend to hold bacteria.

  • For the first 2-3 days your tattoo may feel a bit more comfortable with a heavier ointment such as Aquaphor or Aquatat (carried in studio). Apply with clean hands only, after cleaning your tattoo, a very thin, almost non existent layer 3 times daily.

  • Upon day 3, once your tattoo is approaching the tight, about to peel stage, continue cleaning it as instructed but now switch over to a scent-free, color-free lotion such as Aveeno, Lubriderm, Curel or similar.

  • Keep with this routine until your tattoo has exfoliated the tops layers fully. Even though your tattoo may feel completely healed, internally it may still be healing

  • Absolutely NO picking, itching, scratching, slapping or rubbing your new tattoo.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Your new tattoo is technically an open wound. Treat it as such.

  • You do not need to touch your new tattoo to show friends and family and they do not need to touch it either to see it.

  • Please do NOT use anything outside of what I have recommended and that includes but not limited to; bacitracin, Neosporin, antibacterial cream, any products that contain beeswax or that jar of coconut oil you have "used for everything."

  • Please make sure to change out bed sheets and couch blankets.

  • Keep pets from laying on, licking or rough playing around your new tattoo.

  • Wear appropriate clothing as directed during the healing process.

  • Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

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