After your tattoo, it is important to take good care of your tattoo to insure a good healing process. The healing part of the tattoo is the most essential part for a long lasting tattoo. Although we provide some aftercare instructions, we heavily advice to follow your artist’s aftercare instructions. Every artist tattoo’s differently and has a method of aftercare that best suits their work. With that being said, here is what we recommend for most of our artists at our shop.

Keep the Second Skin on for 5 to 7 days. If it fills up with liquid, remove it. While the second skin is waterproof, do not apply excessive amounts of water on it.

Remove the Second Skin in the shower after 5 days, by pulling on it, not peeling it off.

Immediately wash your tattoo with unscented antibacterial liquid soap from a bottle. Do not use bar soaps.

You should wash your tattoo with lukewarm water and rinse with cold water. You should wash your tattoo twice a day (or as needed), everyday until fully healed (2-3 weeks).

Do not use loofah, sponges, scrubs, or towels to clean your tattoo. Use your clean fingers to gently clean the tattoo.

Pat dry with a clean paper towel or let air dry. Do not dry your tattoo by rubbing.

Once your tattoo is cleaned, you need to moisturize your tattoo. Use any moisturizer (with the exception of Vaseline, Neosporin, and Polysporin) as long as it is unscented.

Moisturize your tattoo at least 3 times a day everyday until it is completely healed (2-3 weeks). Apply an even thin layer to your tattoo with each application.

Do not scratch, poke, touch, or bump your tattoo.

Avoid drinking alcohol for 2 days.

Avoid exercise and excessive sweating for a week.

Do not submerge your tattoo in water (baths, pools, hot tubs, or long showers) or saunas/spas for 2 weeks.

Avoid exposure to the sun for 2 weeks.

Avoid tight clothing.