Tattoo Aftercare Instructions

Art of Peace

Tattoo Gallery LLC

BANDAGE INSTRUCTIONS:

-Remove initial bandage after 8-24 hours depending on amount of weeping under bandage.

-Clean tattoo with warm soap and water. Dry thoroughly.  Make sure area is cleared of any soap or residue.

-Peel off paper backing.

-Apply bandage to tattoo with skin in neutral position allowing for approximately 1" around tattoo

-Remove plastic backing

-Remove after 3 days.


OINTMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

1 HOUR AFTER PROCEDURE

- CLEAN your hands with soap and warm water.
- Remove and dispose of bandage.
- CLEAN TATTOO with mild, preferably unscented hypoallergenic, soap and warm water. Use only your clean hand. A washcloth or luffa may be abrasive and harbor bacteria.
- If any dried ink or blood is present, be sure to clean away as this will lead to scabbing.
- DAB the area dry with a clean towel. Wiping or rubbing will be painful and may harm the tattoo.
- Apply a TINY amount of ointment* to the tattoo. Gently rub into skin. It is better to have too little than to over-medicate.
- LEAVE TATTOO UNCOVERED to breathe and heal properly. The ointment will act as a barrier against dirt and bacteria.

*A&D ointment, Bacitracin Zinc, or other Tattoo Aftercare approved by Artist.

WEEK 1

-AT LEAST 2 TIMES/DAY : Morning/Night and any other time the tattoo has come in contact with an unclean surface.
-CLEAN TATTOO and APPLY OINTMENT as described above.

WEEK 2+

-STOP USING OINTMENT!!
-Continue to wash area twice a day as described above.
-You may use unscented skin lotion at this point to help with itching that may occur as the healing area begins to peel. 

UNTIL THE TATTOO IS HEALED, PLEASE AVOID: tanning/sunbathing, swimming, soaking the affected area, using harsh chemicals like alcohol or peroxide, and scratching or picking at any scabs that may form. These may lead to scarring and/or infection.


PLEASE STOP IN AND SEE THE ARTIST WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS YOU MAY HAVE.

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