Tattoo aftercare is vital to the longevity of your tattoo. How your tattoo looks three months or three
years from now depends upon how you treat it right away. A well-balanced diet, vitamins and following
these steps can promote a healthy tattoo.

After one hour wash your hands and then remove bandage. If the bandage sticks
when you try to remove it, soak it down in cold water. With your hand, gently
wash the tattoo with warm water and fragrance-free liquid antibacterial soap.
Gently pat dry with a clean paper towel (DO NOT RUB). DO NOT re-bandage
your tattoo.

As it heals, wash your tattoo a few times daily and apply a THIN LAYER of
H2Ocean Aquatat, Aquaphor, or a fragrance-free lotion, 3 or 4 times a day.
Always make sure your hands are clean before touching your tattoo.


Do NOT pick or scratch your tattoo. Flaking or peeling is a natural part of the
healing process.

Do NOT soak your tattoo during healing. That means no baths, hot tubs, pools,
lakes, ponds, etc...

Keep your tattoo out of direct sunlight while its healing. After your tattoo is
healed always use a sunblock when out in the sun, preferably 30 to 45 SPF.

Tattoos fade over time. Remember to moisturize your skin with lotion to help
keep your tattoo’s color fresh.