You can remove your bandage one to three hours after leaving the studio (removing the bandage before one hour or after three may increase risk of infection).
Wash your hands with a non scented liquid antibacterial soap (not bar soap)
Apply antibacterial soap to the tattoo
Rinse off with a wet hand (keeping in mind not to put the tattoo directly under running water)
Pat dry with a clean paper towel
DO NOT RE BANDAGE
The day after your tattoo you will want to apply a thin layer of Aquaphor or Hustle Butter (vegan) two to three times a day, cleaning your hands and the tattoo with antibacterial soap before each application. Do not allow the tattoo to become too dry or too moist. If the tattoo begins cracking , you need to apply ointment. If the tattoo is perspiring then you are using too much ointment. Once your tattoo starts peeling switch over to a fragrance free lotion and apply up to five times a day.
When showering try to not let the water run directly over the tattoo, especially within the first week. You can apply a thin layer of Aquaphor before getting in the shower and then gently wipe it off after. Wait 30 minutes then apply another thin layer of Aquaphor.
If scabs form, don't pick at them, us more Aquaphor or Hustle Butter to keep them moist
Minimize sun exposure during the tattoos healing process, when it is healed be sure to use sunblock over the tattoo when in the sun or tanning
DO NOT scratch or pick at the tattoo, if it itches you may slap it, but try to leave it alone
DO NOT let your dog/pet lick or touch the tattoo when it is healing
DO NOT allow too much sun exposure, if possible do not allow any while it is healing
DO NOT allow excessive amounts of water to be on the tattoo
DO NOT go swimming/tanning/dirt-biking while healing the tattoo
DO NOT neglect the healing of your tattoo, it is an open wound. Neglect can cause scars, discoloration, fading and infection. Make sure nothing unclean touches your tattoo and avoid fragrances. Do not listen to your friends or family, please contact us before taking any advice
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND USING ANYTHING ELSE TO HEAL THE TATTOO, UNLESS YOU HAVE A REACTION