Washing and treating your tattoo
First thing you will want to do is wash your tattoo.
Take a shower with the water being warm. Wash the tattoo with CLEAR, UNSCENTED antibacterial soap. We recommend the Cleanse formula created by VitaliTree for best results.
Gently wash away any blood, ointment, or plasma until the area is completely clean. DO NOT use any washcloth or anything abrasive. YOUR HAND is the best tool to clean your tattoo. (If your tattoo feels slimy or slippery, you have been oozing plasma. Try to gently remove as much off as possible – when the plasma dries on the skin, it creates scabs.)
After the shower DO NOT rub the tattoo. Take a clean towel or paper towel and gently pat it dry.
Follow this with a very thin layer of the aftercare product you bought from us.
Do not put a lot on, only a little to the point of hydration. Excessive application clogs the pore which leads to an infection. If you do not buy aftercare from us, please use any fragrance-free lotion.
DO NOT use Neosporin. This is for cuts and scrapes, NOT for tattoos.
protection from the sun And using sunblock
After your tattoo is healed, from now on, you will always want to protect it from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. These can fade and damage your tattoo! Protect the tattoo with a minimum of 30SPF sun block. This will keep your tattoo vibrant for years!
DEALING WITH WATER: SHOWERING, BATHING, HOT TUBS, AND SWIMMING
Yes, you can (and should) shower with a tattoo! Submerging your tattoo in a bath or hot tub can cause serious INFECTION AND DAMAGE! Wait at least 2-3 weeks for the tattoo to fully heal. Swimming in a pool should also be avoided for 2-3 weeks.
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