Proper Tattoo Aftercare Instructions
THE MOST CRUCIAL STAGE
-Make sure hands are washed and clean
-Remove the film/bandage from the tattoo
-Use unscented, antibacterial soap + fresh water
-Air dry or pat dry (don’t rub) with kitchen roll
-Apply very thin layer of healing ointment (Vitamin A&D or Aquaphor)
ITS PEELING TIME!
-The skin will begin peeling
-Apply a thin layer of unscented lotion to moisturize skin and promote healthy healing as necessary to avoid dry skin
-Don't pick or pull the skin/scabs
-Avoid wearing anything that can snag or irritate the tattoo
ITCHING LIKE NOBODY’S BUSINESS!
-Moisturise regularly with unscented lotion
-Apply a cold compressed
-Tap or pat the itchy spot
-Distract yourself to avoid scratching
-DO NOT SCRATCH
-DO NOT PICK OR PULL ON THE SKIN/ SCABS
-DO NOT USE ANTI-ITCH CREAMS/ OINTMENTS
The skin surface should heal within this week! But underneath, full recovery may take a couple more weeks,
Yes the itch will still be there, just follow the Do’s & Dont’s from last week.
For any questions or concerns call/text (509) 668-0335