Taking Care of a New Tattoo
Always remember to wash your hands before touching your new tattoo
ADDITIONAL TIPS FOR A BETTER-HEALED TATTOO
You may rinse your tattoo if dirt is present, but never soak your tattoo, and do not enter a pool or sauna with a fresh tattoo. Do not expose to sunlight for at least four weeks or until the tattoo is healed. To preserve your tattoo, once it is healed, apply sunblock to the tattoo if it will be exposed to the sun. Do not soak the tattoo in water (bathing or swimming) for at least two weeks or until healed. If you work out (esp. cardiovascular or aerobic), take some time off. Profuse sweating has the same effect on new tattoos as soaking in water. Wear loose clothing that can allow your healing tattoo to breathe. Note: Average healing time for the tattoo is 7-14 days; Healing time varies; peeling skin is normal. It is completely normal for your healing tattoo to itch. Don't pick or scratch; this will cause damage to the design. If it itches, apply more lotion or cream. Let it heal naturally. Any touch-up work required can be done up to three months from your tattoo date. Thereafter, any additional details or work added will be done at your cost.