Our Tattoo Aftercare

After the tattoo is completed, it will be covered with a bandage. Do not leave the bandage on for more than 2 hours.

Once you’ve arrived in a sanitary location, remove the bandage and wash your tattoo using only your hand, water and an unscented liquid soap (Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Castile Soap).

Apply a decent amount of pressure to remove any ointment, dried blood and blood plasma. Your skin should feel squeaky clean. Failure to do so may result in a bad heal.

Blot the tattoo gently with a paper towel and apply a thin layer of ointment (Hustle Butter). If your tattoo is shiny, you have too much ointment on.

Do not pick scabs or pop pimples! They will eventually go away on their own. This is nothing to be worried about, it’s a common part of the healing process.

Wash the tattoo 3 to 5 times a day and use the ointment for about 2 weeks. When all of the scabs have fallen off and the area is no longer sore, you can switch to an unscented lotion to keep your skin from drying out.

Keep your tattoo out of direct sunlight for at least 2 weeks. Do not use sunscreen until all of the scabs have fallen off. Also, avoid soaking your tattoo in water during this time. This means no swimming, hot tubs or baths!

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

guardianarttattoos@gmail.com

(717)382-4750