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TATTOO AFTERCARE

TATTOO AFTERCARE


Leave the bandage in place for 2 HOURS after work has been finished. ALWAYS wash your hands BEFORE touching your tattoo until it’s fully healed.


Wash your tattoo with warm water to remove all of the ointment. The warmer the water, the easier it is to get the ointment off. DON’T use a washcloth, loofah, or any other abrasive material.


Use a mild cleaner to wash the tattoo. We recommend using SimpleCleanse, which is an all organic, vegan, cleanser that is gentle to the skin and fresh tattoos. Gently massage over the area with your bare, freshly washed, hand and a small amount of SimpleCleanse.


Rinse throughly, however DON’T soak the area. Keep shower time to a minimum. Pat dry with clean paper towels. DON’T use a towel or any other abrasive material. DON’T re-bandage. Once it’s off leave it off.


You should repeat this every morning and every night until completely healed. This will ensure our work and your tattoo will look its best.


*OPTIONAL* Some artists recommend applying an ointment like “Aquaphor” to your tattoo. Apply a small amount to the tattoo 2-3 times a day for the first 3-4 days. Massage the ointment completely into the tattoo. 


After a few days, the tattoo will start to form light scabbing tissue. At this time, you may begin to use SimpleShield which is an organic, vegan moisturizer that we offer. Apply a small amount of Simple Shield to your tattoo 2 to 3 times per day until the tattoo is completely healed. DON’T use bracitracin, neosporin, bactine, or any other ointments. Use SimpleShield sparingly and no more than the recommend use. More isn’t better.


Avoid direct sunlight and tanning for at least 2 weeks. After the tattoo is completely healed you may apply sunscreen to the area in order to tan or have extended exposure to the sun. This keeps the color of your tattoo brighter. We recommend a minimum of SPF 50 or higher.


DON’T go swimming in any natural body of water or chlorinated water for at least 2 weeks.


If you have any other questions please feel free to call us at (865) 951-1486!