Tattoo Aftercare

Aftercare For Your Tattoo

  • NEVER TOUCH YOUR HEALING TATTOO UNLESS YOU HAVE THOROUGHLY WASHED YOUR HANDS AND THEY ARE CLEAN!!!
  • Always wash your hands with anti-bacterial soap before touching your new tattoo.
  • Continue to wash you new tattoo with anti-bacterial soap for the duration of the healing process.
  • After 2 hours, remove the bandage gently and wash with warm water and mild anti-bacterial soap, like liquid Dial.

DO NOT REBANDAGE!!!

  1. You are going to wash your tattoo with Dial liquid anti-bacterial soap 3 to 4 times a day… The first 3 times you wash  it, you will put a small amount of Aquaphore ointment on your new tattoo, only if it is color. After about 10 minutes, use a clean paper towel and dab the ointment almost completely  off….there after you will continue to wash the tattoo 3 to 4 times a day with the mild anti-bacterial soap and you will start using Curel, Aveeno, Jergens, or Keri unscented (Enhanced with vitamin E if available) lotions 4 or 5 times a day after washing…Continue doing this until your skin returns to normal(You only use the ointment 3 times for color tattoos!!!)
  2. Stay out of sunlight and tanning booths until the tattoo is completely healed.
  3. Do not soak your new tattoo… which means NO swimming, NO sauna, NO jacuzzi …Showering is fine
  4. Do not rub or Pick the treated area while it is healing. Loss of pigment and/or infection could occur.
  5. Extreme or prolonged sun exposure over the years can and will fade your tattoo.  This can be minimized by using a strong sunscreen, at least SPF 50.
  6. If you have received a foot or lower leg tattoo, keep the tattoo elevated for at least the first day or two. To help prevent swelling a cold compress may be required as well, in addition to an anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprophen.

 

 

These instructions are suggestions only, listen to your body. Should you have any questions or problems please call us at (570) 296 - 0666, email your artist, or stop by during regular business hours.

Thank you,
Forsaken Ink Tattoo