The life of your tattoo is dependent upon the care it receives within the first few days. It takes about two weeks to heal and two more weeks to settle in.
How to care for your new tattoo:
Keep your tattoo bandaged from two to four hours. Remove bandage and wash tattoo, gently, with luke-warm, soapy water (you may experience a bit of oozing from your tattoo, don't be alarmed, as this is normal.) Rinse thoroughly, lightly pat dry with a clean towel. With clean hands apply a THIN layer of ointment such as Aquatat, or equivalent, 2-3 times a day for
the first two to three days, then switch to lotion. You need to use a good, fragrance free, lotion such as Ocean Care. Apply a THIN layer and work in well two or more times a day for the entire healing process.
DO NOT over lubricate your tattoo; however, do not let it dry out either. Should any seepage occur, gently dab off excess with a clean paper towel.
If a rash (bumps on or around the tattoo as per an allergic reaction) or redness persists, discontinue use and consult a physician.
You can purchase everything you need to care for your new tattoo in our shop!
We carry and recommend H2Ocean products!