The first few days and weeks are probably the most important for your new tattoo. Make sure you follow the steps below to ensure proper healing of the tattoo.
Keep in mind each individual is different. This may not always be the best recommendation for each person. We recommend you follow the advice of your tattoo artist, if you have any questions feel free to contact them.
1. Leave the bandage you received after the tattoo on for 2 to 3 hours. Tattoos may bleed after the bandage is removed, this is a normal part of the healing process. The bandage is there to keep the air borne bacteria and any other contaminants in the environment from infecting your new tattoo.
2. Make sure your hands have been washed thoroughly before you remove the bandage (and anytime you are cleaning the tattooed area).
3. After removing the bandage, cleanse the tattoo area with unscented and alcohol-free soap and warm water.
4. After thoroughly washing the area, pat dry with a clean paper towel. Avoid scrubbing.
5. Once the area is completely clean and dry, apply the ointment that was recommended by your tattoo practitioner.
7. Repeat the cleaning process and apply the ointment approximately 4 times a day.
8. It is essential to keep your tattoo moisturized without over applying the ointment. A thin layer will suffice.
After a few days you may notice some peeling and possibly some itching and scabbing on or around the area of your tattoo, this may be normal.
1. go swimming, soak in a hot tub or bath.
2. use hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol on your tattoo. No scented soaps/lotions.
3. itch, pick or scratch your tattoo.
4. participate in activities that will make you sweat for the first few days.
5. touch tattoo, especially with soiled hands
6. expose tattoo to the sun, during healing process
1. apply sunblock on the tattoo ONLY after it has completely healed, when it is exposed to the sun.
2. keep your tattoo moisturized throughout the day during the healing process.
3. avoid unsanitary environments to prevent infection of the tattoo.
4. Choose clothing carefully. Don't wear anything tight or that might stick to the tattoo.
5. Consult with your tattoo artist if you have ANY questions or Concerns on how to properly take care of your tattoo
Notice: tattoo inks, dyes and pigments are not regulated by the Federal Food and Drug Administration.
For further questions please contact us at: 1954 Camden Ave. #6 San Jose Ca. 95124 (408) 921-7220
*If you experience symptoms such as excessive swelling, redness, yellow or green discharge, and/or fever, consult a physician immediately. If a doctor is seen, please let your tattoo practitioner know about the event.*