TATTOO AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS

 

  1. Within 2 hours, or when in a controlled environment (i.e. your home/hotel) wash hands thoroughly with liquid antibacterial soap (Dial Gold, Softsoap) and gently remove bandage.

  2. Wet the tattoo with water as hot as you can comfortably stand, then carefully apply a soft lather of liquid antibacterial soap. Rinse the lather from the tattoo with cold water. After the first night, warm water should be used when washing your tattoo.

  3. Allow tattoo to air dry when possible, or gently blot dry with a paper towel.

 

DO NOT USE COTTON TOWELS. DO NOT REBANDAGE.

 

  1. Once dry, gently rub in a small amount of Vitalitree (or other, water based non-scented lotion) to the tattoo, being careful to apply only a thin layer.

 

WASH HANDS & TATTOO BEFORE REAPPLYING AFTERCARE LOTIONS

REPEAT THESE STEPS 2-3 TIMES A DAY UNTIL TATTOO IS HEALED

 

  • Avoid tight-fitting or abrasive clothing worn over the tattoo. If you find that clothing or bed sheets have dried to the tattoo, wet cloth thoroughly and carefully peel the cloth away. Repeat aftercare instructions.

  • Do not itch your tattoo. Pat around the tattoo to alleviate any itching sensation.

  • Keep pets and pet hair/dander away from your tattoo.

  • Use fresh bed sheets/pillowcases & wear clean clothing.

  • Do not pick at any flaking/scabs that may occur.

  • Do not submerge your tattoo in water. Baths, hot tubs, and all swimming should be avoided until healing is complete. Your regular shower routine is fine, provided you wash your tattoo independently with liquid antibacterial hand soap, and not with your regular shower soaps/shampoos.

  • No tanning or excessive direct sunlight until healing is complete. Liberal use of sunscreen (SPF 25+) is recommended after tattoo is healed.

  • Adjust to the needs of your skin and do not hesitate to ask your artist questions.

 

Should you have any questions about your healing process please contact:

artfuldodgercda@gmail.com (208).665.5940.

Artful Dodger Tattoo

632 W Appleway Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

208-665-5940

artfuldodgercda@gmail.com