DO’s

  • Remove your bandage in 10 Hours; ___________.
  • If saniderm was used, leave it on for 3-5 days.
  • After bandage is removed, wash the tattoo with warm water and anti-bacterial soap using only your fingertips. Do not scrub.
  • Air dry for 5-10 minutes
  • Apply a very small amount of Aquaphore or A&D ointment and lightly rub in completely…
  • The tattoo must be able to breathe……
  • Wash hands before and after cleaning and treating your tattoo in order to avoid infection or contamination. Consult a doctor if an infection occurs.
  • Wash and treat at least 2 – 5 times Daily at the most.
  • After 3 days switch to a basic non-scented lotion, such as lubiderm or vaseline intensive care lotion. Lotion cannot contain petroleum jelly.
  • Apply lotion 4 – 5 times a day for 2 weeks
  • Re-bandaging is highly discouraged. If recovering is necessary, a sterile bandage or dressing should be the only thing used.

DON’Ts (FOR 2 WEEKS!)

  • Do Not: Soak in the tub or shower.
  • Do Not: let the shower spray directly on the tattoo.
  • Do Not go into: Hot tubs, pools, lakes, tanning beds, and direct sunlight.
  • Do Not: Let clothing or bandage rub.
  • Do Not: Rub, pick or scratch your tattoo