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Tattoo Aftercare Instructions



By following these instructions you will have a greater chance of your tattoo healing without problems.  If any problems occur, please contact the studio immediately.


  • Leave the bandage on for at least an hour, no longer than 3 hours.

  • Wash off all A&D applied at the end of the tattoo.  If you don’t get it all off, take a break, let it air dry and give it a go again.

  • Once washed, let fully air dry, or pat dry with paper towel.

  • Apply a small amount of unscented lotion (Lubriderm/Equate/Curel/Aquaphor).  

    • A little goes a long way.  

    • Lotions are better than Vaseline/A&D/oily thick products because lotion sinks into the skin, unlike others that just sit on top of the skin.  

    • Refrain from using Vitamin E enriched products.  

  • Wash 3-4 times a day.  (At least when you wake up and before bed.)

    • If you cannot clean in between, use Witch Hazel.  

    • Use cleaning wipes or squirt bottle, and clean paper towels.  

    • When in the shower, wash last.  

    • Avoid use of fragrant soaps on your tattoo.  

    • Use water as hot as possible, without hurting yourself.  

  • Do not soak the tattoo.  NO SWIMMING for 2 weeks after the tattoo.

  • Let fully dry and apply lotion.

  • No picking, scratching, or using rough things to clean it (No Wash Cloths!).

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