Tattoo Aftercare instructions

You have just received a beautiful tattoo and you want to care for it properly. Please read the attached instructions. If you have questions or concerns feel free to call the shop and let us know.
Download a printable pdf version.


Remove bandage in 2 to 5 hours. Gently wash any ointment off tattoo. Rinse and pat dry. Apply a sterile dressing if necessary. Wash the tattoo daily with a liquid antibacterial soap. Apply a thin coat of A&D ointment, Bacitracin, or Betadine Plus ointment. Apply until tattoo is thinly covered, blotting off any excess. This should be done twice daily for 5 days. After 5 days, use a quality unscented lotion, such as Lubriderm or Curel, the same as you had used the A&D ointment.

Do not expose the tattoo to the sun, chlorinated, fresh or salt water for at least two weeks. Even after complete healing, exposure to sun with out the use of sunblock will lessen the colors and life of the tattoo. The tattoo will form a scab while healing, do not pick at them. This can pull the ink out of an unhealed tattoo. Do not soak the tattoo in the shower or bath, this can cause the scabs to fall off as well.

We know you will enjoy your new tattoo and take proper care of it.
Thank you, we appreciate your business.