Aftercare Instructions:

  • Remove bandage after 2-3 hours.  Gently hand wash (no washcloth) with warm water and anti-bacterial soap, pat dry with a clean paper towel.
  • On the first night of your new tattoo make sure to put clean sheets on your bed.  Your tattoo will most likely ooze plasma and ink over night; keep this in mind when choosing clothing (loose clothing that you don’t mind getting stained), you might lay down a clean towel that you don’t care about in order to avoid staining your sheets.  Try not to lay directly on your tattoo while sleeping.
  • Gently hand wash tattoo at least 3-4 times daily for the first couple of days.  On the 3rd day, continue washing the tattoo followed up with a small amount of non-fragrance lotion (you’re wanting to moisturize, not keep it wet).
  • For the first 2 weeks after getting your tattoo; keep it out of the sun as much as possible, DO NOT soak your tattoo; no baths, hot tubs, saunas, rivers, lakes, pools……if your tattoo will be submerged in water for more than a few minutes at a time, the answer is NO.
  • After a few days your tattoo will begin to scab and flake; this is perfectly normal.  DO NOT pick at or “help” the peeling process.
Nate Luna
If you have any questions about the healing process, DO NOT listen to your friends’ advice; feel free to call the shop or shoot me an email and we’ll go from there.