The First Day
The first few days of a tattoo are the most vulnerable and important for the healing process. Once you're done for the day, you will most likely be wrapped in a barrier film. You can take this off as soon as you are home for the night and clean it with Dial Gold Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap. Be sure to wash your hands before washing your tattoo, then pat it dry with a clean towel or washcloth. I recommend changing your sheets before bed and disallowing any pets from sleeping with you.
I will occasionally use Saniderm or similar products per client's request. In this case I will run you through aftercare the day of.
Throughout the following weeks of the healing process, the most important thing to remember is that a tattoo is just a pretty wound. Keep it simple, keep it clean. Wash your tattoo 3-4 times a day with Dial Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap. Bathe as usual, but do not sink or submerge your tattoo in a bath. Try to keep any scented soaps or lotions off the tattoo as they have an alcohol base.
No swimming or tanning for three weeks after your tattoo is done, or until the scab has completely flaked off.
Maintain the washing routine through the healing process, but after the first three or four days you may have flakes and itchiness. For this, I recommend applying a small amount of UNSCENTED lotion (such as Lubriderm or Jergen's ) to help with the itching.
-You can pick your friends, and your nose, but DON'T PICK AT YOUR TATTOO. -
If you have any concerns or questions about the healing process, please feel free to reach out with email and we can help with any questions.
Healed Tattoos and Touchups
Your tattoo will go through a couple stages of healing, and within that process you may notice areas that heal lighter than anticipated. If you need a touchup, I guarantee my work FOR LIFE. I want to make sure it looks good for the both of us. So as long as you follow aftercare instructions, and don't detriment the tattoo with negligence. I will happily do a touchup section for free.
Be sure to wear daily sunscreen to help the longevity of your health and tattoo!