Aftercare for your Tattoos
Days 1: After you've been tattooed, it's important to take off the bandage after the first few hours and clean your tattoo with unscented antibacterial soap and warm water. Showering is allowed and encouraged as this will help keep your tattoo clean. Air dry or pat dry, then apple a THIN layer of aquaphor or another healing ointment.
Days 2-7: Continue to apply aquaphor occasionally and keep the tattoo clean.
Days 8-14: You can stop using aquaphor and switch over to an unscented moisturizing lotion. Your tattoo will be scabbing and it's very normal for the healing process. DO NOT pick or pull the scabs off, let them fall off naturally. Avoid wearing clothes that can snag at the scabs.
Moisturize regularly, and DO NOT itch your tattoo or pick at the scabs! Lightly slap or pat your tattoos if they become itchy and uncomfortable.
- submerge your fresh tattoo in any water.
- expose your tattoo to direct sunlight
- pick at your tattoo or itch it while it's in the peeling/healing phase.