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Tattoo Aftercare Instructions

Tattoo Aftercare

Second Skin
Also Called Tattoo Derm, Tegaderm, Saniderm etc.
Leave the bandage on for 2-3 DAYS if it will stay on. You should remove it early if it wont stay on, if it is bothering your skin, you’re having a reaction to it, or the bandage is leaking.
Remove the second skin by pulling an edge away from the bandage, you can do this in the shower to minimize pain.
Wash immediately. Follow standard aftercare instructions after you remove the Second Skin.

Standard Aftercare
Remove your bandage after 2 – 4 hours. Wash immediately. Gently wash the area with warm water and a mild liquid soap (no bar soaps).
Make sure to remove any traces of blood or plasma. Gently pat dry with a clean paper towel.
Apply a very thin layer of your artist’s recommended aftercare. A little bit goes a long way. If it is greasy, sticky or shiny, it is too much. Gently blotting the area with a clean paper towel can help remove excess.
Repeat 2-3 times a day for about 2 weeks, Your tattoo will take 3-4 weeks to heal.

Do Not
Touch your tattoo with dirty hands, wash with anything abrasive, pick or scratch, soak in any water for 3 weeks, or wear tight clothes over your fresh tattoo.

When you leave the shop your tattoo isn’t finished yet. The healing process is just as important as the application. It is up to you to maintain hygienic care and common sense to heal properly. If You have any questions feel free to call or email us!

The Soap your Artist Recommends: ☐ Dial Soap, ☐ Dr. Bronner’s
Artist Recommended Aftercare: ☐ Aquaphor, ☐ White Lotion, ☐ Hustle Butter

Each artist may have recommended something slightly different, please ask them if you’re unsure, as most touch ups are only guaranteed if aftercare is followed.

If you have issues with your tattoo please contact your tattoo artist and your doctor.