Remove bandages after 1 to 2 hours. Wash hands with anti-bacterial soap.
After removing bandage, wash your tattoo with anti-bacterial bar soap and warm water, blot dry with paper towel. (Do not use cloth.) DO NOT fully submerge tattoo in water.
Apply an extremely small amount of A&D ointment or Aquaphor with clean hands.
The tattoo should NOT look thick or glossy if ointment has been applied properly.
Properly apply ointment morning, afternoon and night. If tattoo looks dry, apply ointment throughout the day, whenever needed.
On the third day, switch to unscented hand lotion. Use lotion as frequently as the A&D ointment. DO NOT use Vaseline.
Continue to apply lotion until tattoo is no longer flaking.
Tattoo will itch as it is healing, DO NOT SCRATCH or PICK!
* Additional information for foot tattoos:
Avoid wearing socks and other footwear that touches the tattooed area for two weeks. Do not soak feet for two weeks (no baths, pools, hot tubs, saunas, etc - showers are okay). Gently clean feet several times a day with warm water and anti-bacterial soap.
* Additional information for hand tattoos:
Gently wash hands several times a day with finger tips using warm water and anti-bacterial soap. Avoid (as much as possible) actions that cause rubbing of the tattooed area, such as putting hands in pockets.
We offer free touch-ups for 90 days (except foot & hand tattoos)