Caring for Your New Tattoo

Remember you just made an investment that will be on your body forever, so you're going to want it looking it's best for the rest of its life. Please look over these directions below and try your best to take great care of your body art. If you have any questions please call me ASAP, and I will do my best to answer any questions you may have. 


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Aftercare: The 7-steps of tattoo care

Tattooing involves piercing thousands of tiny holes in the skin at rapid speed. Your skin reacts to this as it would to any other wound; it takes some time for the body to heal and the tattoo to set. At this stage, proper care is of the utmost importance to avoid dangerous infections that can ruin your tattoo and cause health problems.

To ensure proper care of your new tattoo, we recommend you follow these seven essential steps:

  1. Remove the bandage after 1 to 2 hours; until then, don't touch it or let others handle it. It is an open wound, and you do not want it to get infected.
  2. Wash the tattoo area gently with cold water and neutral or antibacterial soap. Do this at least three times a day for the next two days.
  3. Let your new tattoo air dry after you wash it well.
  4. IMPORTANT!!! Apply a THIN layer of Aquaphor or Hustle Butter
  5. Please never scratch the skin, pick at scabs or peel at the tattoo! We know it itches.
  6. Avoid baths, swimming pools, etc., and keep the tattooed area shielded from direct sunlight for at least ten days.
  7. Always apply high-SPF sunblock to the tattoo area before exposing it to direct sunlight.

Following these seven steps, your tattoo should set nicely within roughly two weeks. 

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