• Do not Remove the bandage for at least 1, but no more than 4 hours. Do not apply another bandage of any sort, once the bandage has been removed. Tattoos need to be exposed to air in order to heal.
  • With clean hands, remove the bandage and wash well with a mild liquid hand soap, such as Soft Soap, or Dial, and luke warm water.
  • During the first couple of days be sure to clean off any leakage that seeps from the tattooed area, if that blood/lymph dries, you’re going to be dealing with excessive scabbing, and it will take a lot longer than it should to completely heal.
  • After the “bleeding/leaking “stops you need only to wash your tattoo ONCE a day in the shower. Excessive washing will only cause problems.

Here’s a rundown on how you should wash your tattoo!

  • In the shower, your tattoo should be the last thing you wash, taking care to not let shower water hit directly or run over the tattooed area excessively. In your hands lather the soap and wash the tattoo with your hand(s) only. NO wash cloths, loofas, sponges Rinse your tattoo thoroughly until all soap is completely gone, it should feel kind of “squeaky”. Dry the tattoo with a clean paper towel by patting it dry, not wiping.
  • With clean hands, use a pea size amount of moisturizer and apply it to your tattoo. Be sure that you rub the lotion in gently, as not to remove any flaking that may occur. If the right amount is applied the tattoo should be barely shiny and you should dab off any excess with a clean paper towel. Do this three to four times daily. Don’t over do this, you need just enough moisturizer to keep your tattoo from getting tight and drying out, and it will ensure minimal flaking and scabbing. DO NOT TOUCH your tattoo or let someone else touch it, it is essentially an open wound , so no dirty fingers!!!

What not to do!

  • Do not submerge your tattoo under any kind of water for any kind of reason. No Rivers, lakes , ponds, creeks, oceans, pools, hot tubs, sinks , etc. Not only do most of these water sources contain vial waterborne bacteria and pathogens, but submerging your tattoo can cause it to “fall out” , so don’t do it!
  • Do not expose your tattoo to sunlight, tanning beds, dirt or sand healed tattoos will hold up longer if sunbIock is applied, the higher the spf the better. Never apply sunblock or uv protectants on healing tattoos.
  • Do not apply any ointments or lotions that contain petroleum. It smothers your tattoos. Tattoos need to be exposed to air to heal, no matter what your friend says he/she put on their tattoos.
  • Do not allow pets to sleep with you while your tattoos are healing. Whether you realize it or not, they will try to lick your new tattoos. Dogs and cats love to lick wounds and not only is that gross, it could cause some serious infections.
  • Do not pick or scratch your new tattoo… common sense, right?

Guarantees and Touch Ups

We do not guarantee any tattoos below the wrist, below the ankles, or above the collar bone. These areas heal much differently than the rest of your body. No Guarantee means, no free touch ups!

All other tattoos are guaranteed as long as the aftercare has been followed. I promise we can tell if a tattoo has been taken care of, we’ve seen and heard it all, so don’t even try to give an excuse. You have three months from the day of your tattoo to schedule a touch up, keep up with this sheet, if you don’t have it, then we can’t tell how long it’s been since your tattoo, which means no touch up. If your tattoo needs a touch up, three months is plenty of time for you to schedule a time and date with us. After three months we will have to charge accordingly.