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Leave the tattoo bandaged for a minimum of 2 hours.

Gently remove bandage under warm running water to reduce the risk of damaging the tattoo. Once bandage is removed, using an unscented soap, wash the tattoo off well with your hand and warm soapy water.

When done washing the tattoo off, gently pat the tattoo dry with a clean towel and allow the tattoo to air dry for about 5-10 minutes.


Apply lotion: After Inked, H2Ocean, Nat-A-Tat2, Saniderm, Sorry Mom, Curel, Lubriderm, (any fragrance free lotions) 4-6 times a day.

The lotion can be applied to the tattoo daily for about 10-14 days or until the tattoo is finished peeling.

Once bandage is completely removed DO NOT rebandage the tattoo.

No direct sunlight on tattoo for first 2-3 weeks.

DO NOT pick or scratch tattoo while it is peeling.

DO NOT soak the tattoo for 2 weeks. No swimming, baths, hot tubs or saunas for 2 weeks.

NO shaving or waxing area until tattoo is completely healed.

DO NOT apply alcohol, Vaseline, Petroleum Jelly or sun block to fresh tattoo.

No washing tattoos in the restrooms. Leave your bandage on until you can cleanly wash the tattoo off at home, or have the artist wash and rebandage.

DO NOT listen to friends or so-called tattoo experts. If you have questions call or visit the artist that did your tattoo!

Once you leave the show proper care of your tattoo is your responsibility!

Consult a health care professional at the first sign of infection. Symptoms of infection are fever, swelling, redness, or drainage occur.

There is always the possibility of an allergic reaction to some of the tattooing pigments.

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