Tattoo Aftercare

Supplies:

  • A&D Ointment
  • Liquid Anti-Microbial Soap
  • Dye and Fragrance Free Lotion

DON’T LISTEN TO TATTOO KNOW IT ALL’S FOR 30 DAYS!

Keep your bandage on for a minimum of two hours! Remember that your tattoo is still an open wound and is a breeding ground for bacteria.

After you remove the bandage you should wash your tattoo with a mild mixture of anti-microbial soap and water. Be sure to gently wash away any ointment, blood and/or plasma and to completely clean the area. Do not use a washcloth or anything abrasive. You should pat your tattoo dry with a clean paper towel product. Regular towels can harbor bacteria, and rubbing it dry can cause harm to the area. Afterwards, apply a thin amount of A&D Ointment to the tattoo.

Continue to keep the tattoo moist with a thin layer A&D Ointment as needed for 3-5 days. Afterwards you can switch to a dye and fragrance free lotion. Keep your tattoo moist, but be sure to always use thin amounts. Healing time for a tattoo is anywhere from 2-3 weeks. It is normal for a tattoo to itch and flake or possibly even scab. Do not pick, scratch, or rub your tattoo! Keep it out of the sun! It is suggested that if you’re going to be exposed to sun for a long period of time after your tattoo has healed to apply SPF 50 sun block. Keep your tattoo out of the water until it is healed (this includes pools, hot tubs, and salt water). is not saturated until it is healed. Showers are ok, but do not take a bath until the tattoo is healed.

You can contact us at anytime during normal business hours with questions on aftercare!

At the first sign of infection contact your physician.