Tattoo After Care Instructions

For optimal healing of your tattoo, follow these guidelines:

Hand Washing: Start by washing your hands thoroughly with an unscented antibacterial hand soap.

Tattoo Cleaning: Gently wash the tattoo using the same soap in lukewarm water. Allow it to air dry; avoid using towels or any other materials for drying.

Water Exposure: Avoid submerging the tattoo in water. This means no swimming or bathing for the first 2 weeks.

Avoid Perfumed Products: Stay clear of any products with perfumes, such as shampoos, conditioners, or scented soaps, as they can irritate the tattoo.

Ointment Application: Apply a recommended ointment like Aquaphor or A&D in very thin layers. This should be done 2-3 times a day as the tattoo dries.

Avoid Friction and Lint: Prevent any rubbing or friction on the tattoo from items like wrist bracelets, cuffs, or straps. Also, keep it away from lint-producing materials like wool.

Overwashing: Do not overwash the tattoo. However, if it gets soiled, clean it gently and reapply the ointment after drying.

Healing Process: It’s normal for the tattoo to itch and peel after a few days. Do not scratch or pick at it; let the flakes fall off naturally.

Free Touch-Ups: Generally, free touch-ups are offered, except for tattoos on questionable areas like hands, feet, neck, or lower stomach.


For any further questions or concerns, feel free to consult with your artist. Thank you, and enjoy your new tattoo!