aftercare

Products needed:

  • Unscented liquid soap

  • Healing ointment (Aquaphor, shea butter, or coconut oil)

  • Unscented lotion

  • Sunscreen

What to avoid
while healing:

  • Swimming/soaking

  • Sun exposure

  • Steam

  • Working out post-tattoo

  • Scratching

  • Scented soaps/sprays/lotions

  • Vaseline, neosporin, or aloe vera


Saniderm Bandage (clear film)

  • Saniderm is waterproof, showering with it on is ok. Remember if the seal is broken or the bandage begins to peel itself back, take the bandage off as soon as possible

  • After 1-3 days, slowly peel the bandage off in the shower or over warm running water. Lather the edges of your bandage with unscented soap and slowly peel away in the opposite direction

  • Wash tattoo with warm water and a drop of unscented soap

  • Pat dry with a paper towel or napkin

  • Make sure your tattoo is completely dry, and your hands are clean before applying ointment. Apply a very thin layer of healing ointment. Blot the area with a napkin to soak any excess ointment. Do this step at least 2-3 times a day for the next 4-5 days to keep it well moisturized.

  • After 4-5 days of using ointment, switch to using an unscented lotion to keep your tattoo moisturized during its last few healing stages

  • Your tattoo will be completely healed in 4 weeks. Once healed, use sunscreen to avoid fading when in the sun

    within this time, Expect flaking skin, itchiness, dryness, redness, bruising, peeling and/or scabbing.

Black gauze pads

  • Remove bandage in the shower after 3-5 hours

  • Wash the ointment off of your tattoo with warm water and a drop of gentle unscented soap

  • Pat dry with a paper towel or napkin

  • With clean hands, apply a thin layer of ointment. Continue this step for the next week, at least 2-3 times a day

  • After about a week, switch to using an unscented lotion to keep your tattoo moisturized during its last few healing stages

  • Your tattoo will be completely healed in 4 weeks. Once healed, use sunscreen to avoid fading when in the sun

    within this time, Expect flaking skin, itchiness, dryness, redness, bruising, peeling and/or scabbing