Best tips for tattoo after care.
Keep your tattoo covered for atleast one hour but no longer than 4 hours.
A bandage longer than an hour will usually result in your sweat being trapped with your fresh tattoo leaving an aweful mess and tougher area to clean.
After removing the bandage, wash your tattoo and surrounding area with water and mild soap. I recommend warm water and unscented soap.
If your bandage sticks to your tattoo, soak it in water until it falls off.
Rinse away all the surface blood, plasma, ointment and remaining soap.
Always blot dry. Lightly pass the paper towel over the tattoo until its completely healed.
Do not re-bandage your tattoo; let the fresh air help your body with the healing process.
Do not apply alcohol or peroxide.
As much as you want to scratch your tattoo, don’t!
Apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment (do not use Neosporin)
After 2 or 3 days, depending on the rate of healing, you can switch to a high quality, fragrance free lotion i.e. Aveeno, Eucerin. Keep your skin moist, not wet.
Your tattoo should start “peeling” after a week. This is normal. It will look like color is coming off but don’t worry its not. Its just dead skin shedding itself. Your fresh tattoo is still underneath.
Do not expose your new tattoo to sunlight for at least 2 weeks. This means don’t get a tattoo and than go on vacation to the Keys.
Don’t soak your tattoo in a bath, hot tub, lakes or pools. Basically any body of water for 2 weeks.
If the area around the tattoo becomes sensitive, more and more red, or develops a rash. Stop the use of lotion and let the tattoo dry out. After its completely dry wash it with antibacterial soap and water 3 times daily.
Tin the event of an infectionof the tattoo, please consult with your physician & notify your local departmet of health.
If that doesn’t work either you’re a zombie or a Cowboys fan…..lol. Just joking to all my zombies out there!