Tattoo After Care

Care Instructions

  1. Remove bandage after one hour
    • Gently wash tattoo with clean hands and liquid antibacterial soap
    • Rinse, and pat dry with paper towel.
    • DO NOT re-bandage.
    • Wash 1 - 4 times per day, as needed.
  2. When tattoo is dry, you can apply a very thin layer of Aquaphor, or unscented lotion.
    • Too much product will do more harm than good.
    • A very small amount can help with itch and dryness while healing.
  3. Some peeling is normal.
    • Do not pick at your healing tattoo.
    • Do not soak.
      • Stay out of bath tubs, swimming pools, etc. until you’re fully healed
    • Do not touch your healing tattoo unnecessarily.
  4. Consult a health care provider for any of the following:
    • Unexpected redness
    • Tenderness
    • Swelling at the site of your tattoo
    • Unexpected drainage at or from the site of your tattoo

You should be healed in two weeks.

Any questions please call Riverside Tattoo.

Congrats on your new ink! ☺