Caring for Your Tattoo

When healing your tattoo we suggest to use a fragrance free anti bacterial pump hand soap to wash your tattoo with during the healing process. Steer clear of bar soap as bacteria is known to grow on the surface and can cause infection in the piece. The most important thing to remember with a fresh tattoo is that it is a open wound much like a cut or burn, keep it clean! The cleaner you keep the tattoo the faster it heals. When washing, gently lather with small amount of soap, rinse with with clean water and either gently dab or air dry then apply ointment or lotion.

During the healing process we suggest using a gentle fragrance free lotion to keep the skin moisturized, make sure to massage gently into the tattoo instead of caking it on as you want the tattoo to still be able to breathe. Make sure to wash in between lotion or ointment applications you do not want to rub the things coming out of the tattoo back into it.

Most tattoos take a few days to start peeling, which is normal. Once peeled, the tattoo may take two to three weeks to fully settle in, continue to keep clean and moisturized during that time. Sometimes there can be small hard spots, if so do not pick or scratch at the tattoo. If your artist suggests a specific ointment or cream to use make sure to follow their instructions when using them. During the healing process make sure to keep your tattoo out of direct sunlight, pools, submerged under water for long periods of time, also anything dirty.

We have been doing this a long time we will know if the tattoo was not taken care of properly. A good rule of thumb, if you think it could hurt the tattoo it probably will. Sometimes we will suggest specific ointments or creams follow the instructions given with those items. Do not ask your friends for tattoo healing advice, if you any questions about healing please consult with your artist first.

The Simple Steps
Understand the aftercare process easily
1
WASH

Wash the tattooed area, 2-3 times a day, using an antibacterial soap with warm water; Dab or blot dry the skin gently, don't be abrasive!

2
MOISTURIZE

With clean hands, apply a small amount, creating a thin layer, of healing ointment 2-3 times a day for about 3 weeks.

3
AVOID

Do not swim, soak in a hot tub, or take a bath for two weeks after getting your tattoo. Also, avoid tanning or too much direct sunlight.

4
A BIG NO

Do not scratch or pick at your tattoo! It will itch during the healing process. This process can last up to three weeks.

Tattoo Aftercare
RECOMMENDED AFTERCARE PRODUCTS

these are products that we have personally used and liked. if you have any concerns about using any of these products, please ask your tattoo artist.

Hustle Butter
Hustle Butter

Designed by tattoo artists for the purpose of tattooing and healing tattoos. A little more expensive but to us, worth it.

Aquaphor
Aquaphor

It's a great, easily accessible ointment you can find almost anywhere. It's inexpensive and does a great job on your tattoos.

Dial Hand Soap
Dial Antibacterial Soap

Simple, kills the germs, easy to use. The foaming version is very gentle on healing tattoos. Just avoid bar soap while healing.