Aftercare

  1. Remove the bandage the following morning. If you have the “sticky” bandage then leave it on for two nights.
  2. Do not wash use a wash rag or bar of soap directly on the tattoo
  3. Lather with soap and water and wash tattoo with your hand
  4. Wash the area until it feels like the rest of the skin
  5. If it is still slimey or gooey then continue to wash until all that is gone
  6. Once the area is washed then rinse the tattoo

HERE IS THE IMPORTANT PART

  • Each time you wash the tattoo it is important to get the tattoo back to dry
  • So, dry the tattoo off completely, give it a minute to weep any fluids, dry it off again
  • Repeat these steps until the tattoo is completely dry
  • Once the tattoo is dry, you are done for the day
  • If the tattoo is not dry and you put clothes on it then the tattoo will stay wet under your clothes all day
  • It is not important to wash the tattoo more than once per day
  • No swimming, No sauna, No Hot tubs or anywhere your new tattoo will be exposed to prolonged moisture
  • Once the tattoo starts to peel and flake like a sunburn then feel free to use lotion or Vitalitree salve
  • Apply minimal amounts of lotion and ensure all lotion is completely rubbed in
  • Do not expose the new tattoo to direct sunlight while healing
  • After the tattoo is healed use SPF45 or better sunblock to ensure colors stay bright and crisp