Once you’ve gotten a fresh permanent tattoo, our work is done but your work isn’t. Pay careful attention to help the healing process and protect the newly acquired tattoo’s color and shape. It’s just as important to take good care of the tattooed area as it is to treat any other skin wound for the best after healed results.
- Keep the bandage on the tattoo for maximum of 1 hr. to 1.5 hrs. after the work is complete.
- Remove the bandage very carefully and leave it off. This allows your skin to breathe and begin the healing process.
- Wash tattoo with your hand (make sure hand is clean) using Johnson wet wipe (nonalcoholic). Or rinse with cold water and Pat dry with clean tissue paper, DO NOT rub with towel.
- Don’t over soak your tattoo. Keep out of the direct spray of the shower. Try in use Vaseline petroleum jelly while taking bath.
- Lightly apply Vit A&D ointment/Johnson-n-Johnson baby oil gel to your tattooed skin for complete healing period (About Two Months) in an interval of 2-3 hrs. You need to keep the tattoo moisturized every time during the healing process, expose your healing skin to air as much as possible without soaking in the sun.
- Tattoo will flake. DO NOT pick at the flakes or you may pull the color out. Try not to let clothing rub on your tattoo while it is healing.
- Avoid getting a lot of water on your new tattoo – showers are OK, but no swimming and Gymfor a couple weeks.
Tips: Resist scratching the skin or picking at scabs, no matter how much it itches. Wear clean, loose and comfortable clothing over the tattooed area. Your skin should heal in about two weeks. Keep the bandage on the tattoo for at least 5-10 mins after the work is complete (possibly longer, depending on the tattoo artist’s instructions)
- Do not get a tattoo if you are sick or not feeling well. Wait until you’re feeling better before getting that tattoo.
- Make sure you’ve had food and rest. Getting tattooed on an empty stomach or drunk may cause you to feel faint, nauseated, or dizzy.
- Don’t take pain killers like aspirin, ibuprofen, and anesthetics, which may possibly cause problems, such as increased bleeding.
- Do not get tattooed if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
For more details about after care of your tattoos, please Contact Us.