If using tattoo derm or sani derm bandage: After 1-2 days, remove the bandage and rinse tattoo gently with warm water. Pat the tattoo dry with a soft clean cloth. *NOTE* the tattoo may seep ink/fluid under the bandage, which is perfectly normal and part of the healing process.
If using saran wrap bandange: Remove the bandage after a couple of hours, wash with warm water and clean towel. No ointment or lotion for 48 hours.
Cover the tattoo with a very thin layer of ointment, or Tattoo Balm.
DO NOT use Vaseline, petroleum jelly or products that contain Aloe Vera.
If you are going to a public place in the week following your tattoo appointment, make sure the tattoo is covered by loose, clean clothing so it does’t get contaminated. Keep hands clean every time you touch your new tattoo.
Wash/rinse the tattoo at least once a day for the first week. Apply a THIN LAYER of tattoo balm 1-3 times a day during the healing process (approximately 3 weeks), especially when you feel the tattoo is dry or itchy. Make sure you hands are clean each time you rub lotion on it. The introduction of bacteria or dirt may cause the tattoo to become infected.
Do not swim, soak in a hot tub or take a bath for two to three weeks after getting your tattoo. Chemicals like chlorine and the bacteria found in most lakes will cause the tattoo to fade and/or an infection. Soaking the tattoo will also cause the scab to come off faster, and along with it, some of the ink.
Do not tan for at least two weeks after tattooing. After the tattoo has healed, you can lie in the sun or a tanning bed as long as you put a layer of at least SPF 25 over the tattoo. **Sunlight will fade the ink.**
Your tattoo may itch during the healing process. DO NOT scratch it. Scratching or picking will remove the scab and possibly some of the colour from the tattoo. Lightly rub around the tattoo or use tattoo balm to relieve itching.
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