DO NOT leave your bandage on for more than one hour if it's plastic-wrapped. Do, however, leave it on overnight if it's covered with medical pads. After removing the bandage, wash the area immediately with antibacterial soap from the pump -- DO NOT use any bar soaps.
With clean hands, gently remove all lubrication and blood that may be present on your tattoo. DO NOT use a wash cloth -- they are WAY too rough! Rinse with cool, soothing water and allow 30 to 45 minutes to air dry.
With clean hands, apply a thin layer of moisturizer where your tattoo feels tight. The moisturizer needs to be present to help your body exfoliate layers of dead skin on its own. After a few minutes, blot away any excess moisturizer with a clean paper towel. Your tattoo should never feel sticky!
Things to Remember
DO NOT scratch your tattoo while it's healing! We know it itches, but you can pull out ink if you pick at your skin.
DO NOT under any circumstances go tanning! You run the risk of your tattoo turning brown or damaging your skin further if you expose yourself unnecessarily to harsh light.
Your tattoo is healed enough to swim when it has peeled completely. Use plenty of sun block; cake it on! Protect your investment!
We urge you to use name brand, non-dyed, unscented lotions or specific healing ointments, such as Aquaphor. DO NOT use triple antibiotic ointments -- this means NO Neosporin! Your tattoo's color can be pulled out from certain salve properties in these ointments.
A & D is too thick for general use; if you do choose to use it, please wipe it VERY THIN so it absorbs immediately. If you can't wipe all of the excess off because it hurts too much, DO NOT use it.
If you have any questions at all, call us. This is our job and we care!