We can recommend using a few different healing methods that work, but you should always talk to your artist to find out which may be better for you. Everyone responds differently to different aftercare methods. These differences are a result of lifestyle and genetics. Talking with your artist will give you the best results possible. We also offer different products at the shop for aftercare purposes.
General Tattoo Aftercare Instructions
Always thoroughly wash your hands before taking care of your tattoo. Remove the bandage after about 30 minutes. Wash the tattoo with warm water and anti-bacterial soap. Rinse well with water, ensuring that no soap remains. Pat dry with a clean paper towel. Apply a very thin layer of unscented healing ointment to your tattoo twice a day for two weeks. It is important to moisturize your new tattoo, but try not over saturate it. Your tattoo needs to get enough air to heal properly. Follow
these steps twice a day for two weeks. DO NOT re-bandage your tattoo. It is normal for your tattoo to peel and flake. DO NOT pick at it. Minimize exposure to sunlight. DO NOT soak in fresh, salt, or
chlorinated water for any amount of time. Doing so will result in your tattoo healing poorly. After your tattoo has finished peeling & flaking, you will be left with a shiny new layer of skin. Continue to
use an unscented lotion for another couple of weeks, then occasionally after that.
After your tattoo has healed, please contact your artist or the shop if you need any touch-ups. Touch-ups are not guaranteed for those who do not properly take care of their tattoos. (We know the difference.) Appointments for free touch-ups must be booked within 90 days of the date you received the tattoo.
The client shall consult a healthcare practitioner at the first sign of infection or allergic reaction, and report any diagnosed infection, allergic reaction or adverse reaction resulting from the tattoo to the artist and to the Texas Department of State Health Services, Drugs & Medical Devices Group at 1-888-839-6676.