Tattoo AfterCare

Tattoo Aftercare

If you have any questions about your tattoo or the healing process, please call (760)743-9228.

Please do:
  • Always wash your hands before touching your tattoo!
  • When you get home: Remove bandage within 2-3 hours after getting your tattoo. Do not re-bandage.
  • Wash your tattoo with a fragrance free anti-bacterial liquid soap and lots of cool water. Be Gentle, Only Use Your Finger Tips To Wash Your New Tattoo. Do Not Use A Washcloth, Sponge or Loofa. Any of these will damage your new tattoo. Make sure to thoroughly rinse all the soap off of your new tattoo. Gently pat your tattoo dry with a neatly folded paper towel making sure not to disturb any scabs. Do not soak, rub or use a cloth with a rough surface.
  • After washing your new tattoo apply a small amount of  a fragrance free daily moisturizing lotion (Aveeno, Lubriderm or Aquaphore) or Tattoo Goo . Always use clean hands and do not place your fingers back into the lotion after touching your tattoo. Make sure to  gently rub the lotion in so that it is not shiny, or greasy– you want the thinnest amount possible. Pat off any excess lotion with a clean paper towel. Do not use Vaseline, petroleum, Neosporin, Bacitracin or Bag Balm. Wash, dry and apply ointment 3-5 times daily, as needed.
  • Wear clean, soft clothing over your tattoo for the first 2 weeks– nothing abrasive or irritating. For a foot tattoo: go barefoot as much as possible. If you must wear shoes, first wrap your clean tattoo in saran wrap, then cover with a clean cotton sock before putting on your shoe. Avoid sandals or flip flops for this period to prevent chafing and damage to the tattoo.
  • After day 4: On the 3rd or 4th day your tattoo will begin to peel and itch. This is normal! Do not pick at the skin or scratch your new tattoo.
  • Use lotion for minimum 2 weeks, 1-2 times daily after your tattoo has peeled.
  • Take short showers.

Things to avoid:

  • Do Not Pick, Scratch, Peel, Slap, Rub, Poke, Prod, Assist Scabs Off Or In Any Way Fuck With Your New Tattoo!!! Our Job Is To Put It On, Yours Is To Take Care Of It!!!
  • You can shower, but you may not soak your tattoo for 2 weeks. No swimming, soaking or hot tub.
  • You may not expose your tattoo to the sun for at least 3 weeks, after that you must use sun block.
  • Do not wear abrasive materials, jewelry, or shoes that rub against your tattoo.
  • Do not let anyone touch your tattoo, unless they wash their hands.
  • Beware of gym equipment, wipe it down well before using it.

Healing Your New Tattoo Is Your Responsibility. You Paid For It, You Sat There For It, So Take A Little Time Out Of Your Day To Take Care Of It!!!

If you have any questions about your tattoo or the healing process, please call (760)743-9228.