Leave plastic bandage on for 1 hour.


  • WASH your hands thoroughly prior to cleaning or touching your tattoo for any reason. 
  • Use hand to wash with warm water and liquid antibacterial soap. 
  • RINSE thoroughly to remove all traces of the soap from the tattoo. 
  • DRY by gently patting with clean, disposable paper products. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria. 
  • Apply Ointment 2-3 times a day for 5 days.
  • Apply Ointment in small amounts to skin from breaking out.
  • Continue to keep skin moist with lubricant or other non-scented lotion.


  • Initially: localized swelling, tenderness, scabbing. 
  • During healing: tattooed area will begin to dry and flake off.


  • Wash your hands prior to touching the tattoo; leave it alone except when cleaning. 
  • Stay healthy; the healthier your lifestyle, the easier it will be for your tattoo to heal. Get enough sleep and eat a  nutritious diet. Exercise during healing is fine; listen to your body. 
  • Make sure your bedding is washed and changed regularly. Wear clean, comfortable, breathable clothing that protects  your tattoo while you are sleeping. 
  • Showers tend to be safer than taking baths, as bathtubs can harbor bacteria. DO NOT SOAK YOUR TATTOO IN WATER.


  • Do not scratch or pick at scabs
  • Avoid Pools, Jacuzzis, Lakes, Ponds and Ocean Water.
  • Avoid direct sun on your tattoo for the first 2 weeks.
  • Avoid undue trauma such as friction from clothing, excessive motion of the area, touching tattoo, and vigorous  cleaning.
  •  If you suspect that your tattoo is infected, contact your artist right away.