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 is a process that involves creating thousands of tiny holes in the skin at a rapid speed. Just like any other wound, the skin reacts to this by taking some time to heal and allowing the tattoo to set. During this period, it is vital to take proper care to avoid any infections that can damage your tattoo and lead to health issues.

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

  1. Please remove the bandage after 1 to 2 hours of its application. Until then, please do not touch or let anyone else handle it. As it is an open wound, you need to be careful and avoid any chances of infection. If you are using a second skin bandage, you may leave it on for 3 to 5 days. After that, please follow the next steps mentioned below.
  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 Evolve Tattoo Glide, 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 exposure to direct sunlight.

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



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