Aftercare Policy

  • Once you leave the shop, the healing of your tattoo is your responsibility. If you fail to abide by and/or deviate from these aftercare instructions, our touch-up policy will be considered null and void for your tattoo. 

  • Initial bandage on until tomorrow morning.

  • When you take the bandage off, you will see ink and goo on the bandage.  This is normal.

  • Wash the tattoo with soap, water, and your fingertips.

  • Pat and air dry.

  • Massage in a small amount of A&D Ointment, Aquaphor, or Aquatat into the tattoo.

  • Reapply a bandage if directed by artist, otherwise leave open.

  • Do this for three to five days until the tattoo starts to flake like a sunburn.

  • If you let the tattoo dry out, a scab will form and when this scab lifts it will pull color out with it.

  • Once the tattoo flakes the ointment doesn’t do anything any longer so switch to a fragrance-free hand lotion.

  • For the first two weeks avoid direct sunlight, salt water, and chlorinated water.

  • For long term care, put sun block on the tattoo when you go out into the sun.

  • At first sign of infection, please consult a physician. Signs of infection after 48 hours include inflammation, swelling, heat coming from tattoo, discharge, odor, fever, red streaks, or swollen lymph nodes.