Caring for Your New Tattoo

-Wear the bandage provided for a minimum of 2 hours. (Bandage can be worn for up to 12 hours for sleeping)

-Remove the bandage and thoroughly wash the tattoo with an antibacterial liquid handsoap.  DO NOT RE-BANDAGE.

-Gently pat the tattoo dry and wait 15-30 minutes before applying unscented water-based lotion such as:
          Lubriderm 
          Curel
          Aveeno
          Vaseline Intensive Care
          etc.

-Avoid wetting the tattoo for more than 3 minutes at a time as this could prolong healing and/or damage the tattoo. 

-Do NOT use petroleum products such as Vaseline, Neosporin, A&D or any other ointment.  These do not allow the tattoo to breathe and in many cases will breakdown ink and draw it out.

-The tattoo may form a scab.  Do NOT pick the scab or touch the tattoo unless washing or moisturizing with clean hands.