Tattoo

Care After

  • Leave the bandage on your tattoo area as instructed.

  • Always wash your hands prior to touching on your tattoo.

  • Wash your tattoo area with warm soap and water 6 to 8 times per day.

  • Repeat the washing daily until the tattoo does not appear to be oozing.

  • Do not use abrasive or rough material on the tattoo until it is healed.

  • When finished washing pat dry with a soft cloth. Do not rub dry.

  • Allow the tattoo to air dry for at least 10 minutes.

  • Lightly rub in a lotion and continue until the tattoo is completely healed. Healing should be complete in about 14 days.

  • Avoid sun exposure until the tattoo is healed, or cover the tattoo with loose clothing. Use sunscreen with an spf of 45 frequently.

  • Do not soak tattoo, as in bathing or swimming, until it is healed. Avoid work out exercises that make you sweat heavily.

  • During healing the tattoo may itch. Avoid scratching or picking at the tattoo. You may use over the counter antihistamines (diphenhydramine) in a dosage recommended on package. If this medicine makes you sleepy then take it as a dose at bedtime. Application of more lotion or applying it more frequently may also help relieve the itching.