CARE OF YOUR NEW TATTOO
health, safety and satisfaction is my #1 concern
day of a New Tattoo
the bandage on for 2 - 4 hours. (It is okay to leave
bandage on longer - 8 hours is fine).
DO NOT RE-BANDAGE!
bandage and wash area with soap and water (either blot tattoo dry
with a clean towel or let it air dry).
small amount of ointment (A & D, Bacitracin, Triple Antibiotic or
Neosporin), with clean hands.
DO NOT USE VASELINE!
Any ointment that contains petroleum such as Vaseline (petroleum
jelly) can cause rashes, failure to heal and doesn't let your
skin breath. For the following days, apply ointment 2x per
air get to the tattoo as much as possible. If it is necessary
to cover with clothing, do not wear any synthetic clothing (nylon,
polyester, etc.), wear and or cover the tattoo with only
natural fibers such as cotton.
Important: To avoid infection, you should only wear and or use
freshly laundered clothes, sheets, pajamas, and towels until the
initial healing is complete. Change your towel daily for at
least the first two weeks.
after receiving your tattoos
your hands before touching your tattoo or applying ointments.
ointment for 2-3 days, twice a day. When applying it,
use a very small amount (if it is glossy, wipe excess off with a
tissue to allow the new skin to breath).
third day, start to use a moisturizer or lotion (Lubriderm or
Curel is what I use). Use moisturizer without alcohol which
may cause your skin to itch.
tattoo begins to itch, DO NOT
SCRATCH OR PICK AT TATTOO!.
This could cause infection & or cause permanent damage to your
usually 3-4 weeks for your tattoo to completely heal. Follow
the below guidelines to insure proper healing.
avoid with your new tattoo
Avoid direct sunlight,
tanning, swimming, spas & soaking
for approximately 2 weeks or until tattoo is healed. Please do
the rest of us a favor and shower! Your tattoo is a like
newborn baby - treat it with respect and it will look great for a
lifetime! If you expose it to SUN, CHLORINE and LONG SOAKS, it
will fade almost immediately!
Keep your tattoo as
clean as possible to avoid infection.
Remember to always wash your hands before applying ointments.
REMEMBER do not scratch
or pick at your tattoo
- you can cause scarring and loss of pigment!
Congratulations on your new tattoo! Enjoy and if you have any
question, please do not hesitate to contact me.