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Tattoo Aftercare

     Tattoo Care Instructions

*Remove bandage after 2 hours

*Clean tattoo gently with Dial liquid soap and warm water. Be sure to remove any dried blood. Air dry or blot gently with paper towel.

*Apply a thin layer of bag balm or A&D ointment. Apply ointment 2-3 times a day for the first 4-6 days NO NEOSPORIN OR VASELINE!!

*remember to apply only a thin layer and rub on like lotion, because too much will actually slow down the healing process and can draw color out.

*There is no need to re-bandage the tattoo. It is best if air can get to the tattoo to speed healing time. Don’t allow tattoo to dry out, keep it moist with the ointment.

*During the healing process, do not soak in any water. No swimming, hot tubs or baths. If you shower, be careful not to let the water run for too long and carefully dab it dry as soon as you can.

*During the healing process, do not allow the tattoo to come in contact with the sun for any periods of time. Also, stay out of tanning beds. (A sunburned tattoo is painful and can cause infection as well as your colors to fade)

*After the 4-6 days of ointment on the tattoo, it should be peeling or flaking like a sun burn. At this time, switch to either Lubriderm or Aveeno lotion.

*The tattoo should be finished healing in 7-14 days if you take care of it properly. Take the extra time to do it right. After all, it’s only a couple of weeks, and the tattoo will be with you the rest of your life.

*It is also a good idea to use sun block on your tattoo after it is healed, when you are exposed to the sun for any long periods of time. This will prevent any of your color from fading.


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