THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO YOU AND YOUR NEW TATTOO. GREAT LOOKING TATTOOS START WITH THE AFTERCARE PROCEDURE. PLEASE FOLLOW the aftercare as instructed by your tattoo Artist.
This bandage will be left on the skin for up to 3-7 days. An excess of fluid buildup under film is fine. Fluid may vary in amount.
REMOVING THE FILM FROM THE SKIN:
When the tattoo feels dry, gently peel the bandage from the edge and back over itself. Do not pull upwards.
In case the film is particularly resistant, you can use some warm water to aid removing the adhesive from the skin. After removing the film, make sure to carefully wash the area with a simple soap and water, and gently dry the tattoo, be sure not to scrub or use abrasive cloths when cleaning or drying the skin. Apply a thin layer of fragrance free "Aveeno" to the tattoo to ensure a moist layer for a few more days then continue with dye/fragrance free lotion.
Continue to Daily Aftercare.
Wash gently with dye/fragrance free "bar soap" and dab dry with clean towel morning and night (2 times a day).
With clean hands, apply thin, breathable layer of fragrance free lotion to new tattoo 2-3x’s per day, or if you notice the area begins to dry out.
Do not expose tattoo to direct sunlight or use sunblock for 2-3 weeks.
Do not swim or submerge tattoo in any water for 2–3 weeks (this includes the ocean, pool, river, jacuzzi/hot tub, or bath)
After healing is complete, use of sunblock is encouraged to prolong vibrancy of tattoo or fading will occur.
Healing time varies with each individual tattoo, generally in the 2-3 week range.
Do not pick or scratch tattoo. Allow tattoo to heal on its own.
If you have absolutely any questions during the healing process, contact the shop!