Aftercare Instructions for your new tattoo:
*Treat your new tattoo as you would an open wound. Keep it CLEAN and never touch a healing tattoo with unwashed hands.*
-1 to 2 hours after getting your tattoo, remove the protective covering.
-Using a mild soap (NOT Antibacterial) and cool water, gently wash your tattoo, then PAT it dry using a few CLEAN paper towels. (Do not RUB on it)
-Apply a THIN layer of "AQUAPHOR" lotion on your tattoo.
-Repeat cleansing and application of the ointment 3-5 times a day for THREE DAYS.
NEVER LET A HEALING TATTOO DRY OUT!
-After three days, switch to a Fragrance-Free moisturizing lotion.
(Still washing it throughout the day)
-Healing usually takes between 5-10 days
(depending on the person, size, and location of the tattoo)
As it's healing, expect some peeling like a sunburn, and possibly minor scabbing. DO NOT PICK AT IT!
While your tattoo is healing, avoid SUNBURN, TANNING BOOTHS, SALT WATER, POOLS, HOT TUBS, BATHS, OR STEAM BATHS.
You can shower normally after getting your tattoo. Take a lukewarm shower, and don't stay in any longer than necessary.
Tattoos are for LIFE. Protect them from the sun to best help your tattoo from fading.