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Tattoo Aftercare Instructions
Aftercare Instructions: Text
If using tattoo derm or sani derm bandage "second skin": After 1-2 days, use warm water to rinse the bandage as you remove it. Rinse tattoo gently with warm water and pat the tattoo dry with a soft clean cloth. *NOTE* the tattoo may seep ink/fluid under the bandage, which is perfectly normal and part of the healing process.
If using saran wrap bandage: Remove the bandage after a couple of hours, wash with warm water and clean towel, using the towel to tap on the tattoo to dry. No ointment or lotion for 48 hours.
Cover the tattoo with a very thin layer of ointment, or Tattoo Balm.
DO NOT use Vaseline, petroleum jelly or products that contain Aloe Vera.
If you are going to a public place in the week following your tattoo appointment, make sure the tattoo is covered by loose, clean clothing so it doesn’t get contaminated.
Keep hands clean every time you touch your new tattoo.
Wash/rinse the tattoo at least once a day for the first week. Apply a THIN LAYER of tattoo balm 1-3 times a day during the healing process (approximately 3 weeks), especially when you feel the tattoo is dry or itchy. Make sure your hands are clean each time you rub lotion on it. The introduction of bacteria or dirt may cause the tattoo to become infected.
Do not submerge your tattoo in water for two to three weeks after getting your tattoo. No swimming, soaking in a hot tub or bathtub. Chemicals like chlorine and the bacteria found in most lakes will cause the tattoo to fade and/or an infection. Soaking the tattoo will also cause the scab to come off faster, and along with it, some of the ink.
Do not work out or do any activity that may cause you to sweat a lot while your bandage is still on. Sweat gets trapped under the bandage and can cause an infection. Once you resume activities make sure to properly clean tattoo soon after the activity.
**Sunlight will fade the ink.** Keep tattoo out of direct sunlight for at least two weeks after tattooing. After the tattoo has healed, you can lie in the sun or a tanning bed as long as you put a layer of at least SPF 25 over the tattoo. Note: the sun is the fastest thing to fade your tattoo.
Your tattoo may itch during the healing process. DO NOT scratch it. Scratching or picking will remove the scab and possibly some of the colour from the tattoo. Lightly rub around the tattoo or use tattoo balm to relieve itching.
Enjoy your new tattoo!
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