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Tattoo Aftercare Instructions and Tips



Much of how well a tattoo heals depends on how well it is taken care of

We recommend the following aftercare routine to ensure the beauty and longevity of your tattoo



  • Leave the bandage or wrap on the tattoo for at least one hour but no longer than five.

  • Do not re-bandage your tattoo unless otherwise instructed by your artist

  • Your tattoo will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks to fully heal. During this time:

    • Wash your tattoo with unscented antibacterial soap 3 times a day and further as needed

    • After washing, apply a thin layer of moisturizing ointment to the tattoo (when in doubt, less is more)

    • Wash your hands before washing, moisturizing, or touching your tattoo, and don’t let others touch the tattoo.

    • Your tattoo is like a shallow wound; therefore, it will likely scab as a natural part of your body’s healing process. Do not pick at or scratch your tattoo

    • Wear loosely-fitting clothing around the tattoo

    • Do not submerge your tattoo in water, especially public or unclean places such as pools, hot tubs, the ocean, etc.

    • Keep the tattoo out of direct sunlight

  • After your tattoo is fully healed, consider the following tips to keep your tattoo looking fresh and bright!

    • Apply sunscreen to the tattooed area before going outside

    • Continue to keep the tattoo moisturized 

    • Keep the tattoo safe from scratches, burns, and similar abrasions


Every body heals differently – if you have any questions or concerns about your tattoo,

please do not hesitate to come by the shop or give us a call at 912-659-5675

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