It is very important to take proper care of a new tattoo!
ALWAYS wash your hands before and after touching your tattoo
Plastic Wrap Aftercare Instructions
Wait one hour to remove the bandage.
After the hour is up, wet bandage if needed to prevent sticking to the skin.
Gently clean your tattoo using your fingers with a mild, no dye, non-scented, liquid hand soap(Ivory works as well)
Pat dry with a paper towel
Apply a thin layer of Griffin Salve or Aquaphor (or A&D Ointment)
Repeat these steps twice a day for 3 days
Wrap your tattoo in plastic wrap and secure with tape (after washing) overnight for the first 3 nights to prevent from rubbing ink out in your sleep and getting it on sheets and pajamas.
After the 3rd day, continue using Griffin Salve or switch to using a no dye, non-scented lotion (ex: Lubriderm lotion) as needed and continue to wash tattoo twice a day until healed.
Saniderm Aftercare Instructions
Leave Saniderm bandage on for 3-4 days
Showering is allowed
Do not swim or submerge the tattoo in water until completely healed.
(Ink, blood, plasma, and sweat collecting beneath the bandage is normal)
Remove bandage in the shower or under running water to help release it from the skin -
Pull up a small corner and gently peel it downward
Once bandage is removed, gently wash your tattoo with a mild soap using your fingers.
Allow tattoo to air-dry for approximately 10 mins. or pat dry with a clean paper towel.
Apply a thin layer of Griffin Salve once in the morning and once in the evening for 1 day.
Apply a no-dye, non-scented lotion on tattoo twice daily until healed (approximately 2 weeks)
DO NOT AT ANY TIME DURING THE HEALING PROCESS:
submerge tattoo in bath
get in a hot tub
call/text your ex
pick or scratch at your tattoo
With proper care, your tattoo will be healed in approximately two weeks.
If you at any time have a question or concern, call your tattooer.
Enjoy your new tattoo!