Post Tattoo Procedure Instructions

Wash Your Hands

Wash your hands prior to touching your tattoo. Recommend removal of bandage within 3-24 hours and gently wash tattoo with mild soap and water. Do not reapply new bandage.

Antibiotic Cream

Apply thin film of antibiotic cream for the next three days.

Use Lotion

After three days apply a light coating of fragrance free lotion until skin returns to its pre-tatto condition.

Avoid Direct Sunlight

Stay out of direct sunlight and tanning booths for 7-10 days. Use sunscreen of at least SPF30

Avoid Swimming

Do not go swimming in the ocean, fresh water lakes and streams, chlorinated pools, or soak in a tub or jacuzzi until tattoo is completely healed.

Take Showers

Take showers until the tattoo is completely healed.

Avoid Gardening

Avoid gardening activities that may expose you to soil, fertilizers, etc.
until the tattoo is healed.

Avoid Contact with Pets

Do not allow the tattoo come into contact with animals until healed.


Your tattoo should form a light dry scab that will fall of in 7-10 days. Do not touch or pick at scab.

Some redness around the tattoo immediately after tattooing is normal.

This inflammation is a part of the natural healing process.

Signs and symptoms that indicate the need to seek medical care include:

Fever, redness, swelling, or tenderness at the site; any green/yellow discharge that is foul in odor;

or red streaks going from the procedure site towards the heart.

Please make sure your artist has thoroughly discussed these instructions with you and answered any questions you have before you leave this facility.

Contact the shop if you have any questions or concerns.