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AFTERCARE

ADHESIVE BANDAGE INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Leave the adhesive on for 3-5 days depending on your skin.

  • Shower and wear clothing as you normally would. Do not submerge adhesive covered tattoo in swimming pool, hot tubs, or baths.

  • Do not expose your tattoo to sunlight for long periods of time.

PLASTIC WRAP:

  • Wash your hand thoroughly before taking care of your tattoo.

  • Remove plastic wrap after at least an hour or when most convenient to clean properly clean it.

  • Wash tattoo with warm water and Dial Gold antibacterial soap. Using your fingertips, gently massage your tattoo in a circular motion. Make sure to remove all excess blood/plasma. Do NOT pick or scratch at your tattoo. Let air dry or pat dry with a paper towel - do not use a cloth/fiber towel. Do not apply ointment/aftercare at this time.

  • If you have pets that share furniture/bedding with you, wrap your clean tattoo with plastic wrap overnight.

  • First thing the next morning, wash and dry your tattoo as directed above.

  • To ensure the tattoo is completely dry and sterile, we recommend gently wiping the tattoo down, once, with rubbing alcohol.

TAKING OFF THE ADHESIVE BANDAGE:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before taking care of your tattoo.

  • It is easiest to remove the Recovery in the shower.

  • Peel the adhesive bandage back close to your body, using warm water to help break down the adhesive from the skin. Dispose of the used bandage once removed.

  • Wash tattoo as directed above. Let air dry or pat dry with a paper towel. Make sure the tattoo is completely dry before applying an aftercare product.

  • To moisturize your tattoo, use a thin amount of unscented lotion that doesn’t have any perfumes or dyes. Use this sparingly twice daily for the first week. Make sure to wash your tattoo between applying moisturizing aftercare.

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:

  • Your tattoo will naturally seep out a liquid with blood, plasma, and ink, which will gather under the adhesive bandage. 

  • If the adhesive bandage falls off or you tear a hole in it and your tattoo becomes exposed, remove the rest of the bandage and wash the tattoo thoroughly. Also, remove the adhesive bandage if you can feel shower water leaking into it.

  • If you experience unusual itching, burning, bumps, or discoloration directly on or right around the tattoo, take the bandage off immediately and wash the tattoo thoroughly. This may be an allergy to adhesives.

Don't hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns.

DO NOT:

  • Use a washcloth loofa, or scrub on our new tattoo until it is fully done peeling.

  • Expose your new tattoo to the sun

  • Swim or soak in water

  • Take advice from friends

DO:

  • Shower as usual

  • Keep your fresh tattoo clean

  • Wear loose, non-irritating clothing around your tattoo

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