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TATTOO AFTER CARE INSTRUCTIONS

ONCE YOU LEAVE THE SHOP IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CARE FOR YOUR TATTOO BY FOLLOWING THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY IN ORDER FOR YOUR TATTOO TO HEAL PROPERLY.   IF YOU DO NOT TAKE  PROPER CARE OF YOUR OF YOUR TATTOO, OUR ARTIST IS WITHIN HIS RIGHTS TO REFUSE YOUR TOUCH UP BASED ON YOUR NEGLIGENCE.

YOU WILL LEAVE THE BANDAGE ON FOR AT LEAST 1 HOUR, UNLESS OTHERWISE INSTRUCTED BY YOUR TATTOO ARTIST.

WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE REMOVING THE BANDAGE AND ALWAYS 

BEFORE TOUCHING YOUR TATTOO DURING THE HEALING PROCESS!

STEP 1

ONCE THE BANDAGE IS REMOVED, LATHER THE TATTOO WITH WARM WATER AND FRAGRANCE FREE ANTIBACTERIAL

OR ANTIMICROBIAL SOAP (ONLY USE YOUR HANDS TO WASH THE TATTOO - NO WASH CLOTHS OR TOWELS).

WHILE WASHING THE TATTOO BE SURE TO GET ALL OF THE BLOOD, PLASMA,

AND EXCESS PIGMENT THAT MAY BE ON THE SURFACE OF YOUR SKIN.

RINSE THE TATTOO WELL, AND BLOT DRY WITH A CLEAN PAPER TOWEL.

(TATTOOED AREA SHOULD FEEL CLEAN TO THE TOUCH - NOT GREASY).

STEP 2 

AFTER THE TATTOO IS WASHED AND DRIED APPLY A THIN LAYER OF

TATTOO OINTMENT SUCH AS TATTOOGOO OR AUAFOR TO THE TATTOO

REPEAT WASHING AND APPLYING OF OINTMENT 3-4 TIMES A DAY FOR 2 WEEKS

STEP 3

AFTER 2 WEEKS, IF YOUR TATTOO IS NO LONGER SCABBED OR PEELING, DISCONTINUE THE USE OF THE 

OINTMENT AND APPLY UNSCENTED, ALCOHOL FREE LOTION LIKE VASELINE INTENSIVE CARE OR THERE IS ONE

PROVIDED IN THE TATTOOGOO KIT, INSTEAD AFTER WASHING. (LET THE LOTION ABSORB - DO NOT WIPE OFF).

IF YOUR TATTOO IS STILL SCABBED, PEELING AND FLAKING, CONTINUE

WASHING 3-4 TIMES PER DAY AND APPLYING OINTMENT AS STATED IN STEP 2.

NOTE

DURING THE 2-4 WEEKS IN WHICH IT TAKES FOR THE TATTOO TO HEAL, DRYING, FLAKING, 

AND THIN SCABS WILL APPEAR, IT IS IMPORTANT NOT TO PICK, SCRATCH , OR

ITCH THE TATTOO! THE SCABS WILL FALL OFF NATURALLY - ALLOW THEM TO DO SO!

THIS IS A NORMAL PART OF THE HEALING PROCESS!  AGAIN, NO PICKING, SCRATCHING, OR ITCHING!!

BE PATIENT! SEVERAL LAYERS OF YOUR SKIN ARE TRYING TO HEAL.

KEEP THE TATTOOED AREA OUT OF SUBMERGED WATER WHILE HEALING! NO SWIMMING, HOT TUBS, OR

BATHS!  SHOWERING IS FINE.  JUST DON'T ALLOW THE WATER TO BEAT DOWN DIRECTLY ON THE TATTOO!

KEEP THE TATTOO OUT OF DIRECT SUNLIGHT WHILE HEALING! (NO TANNING)!

KEEP PET HAIR AND DANDER AWAY FROM YOUR TATTOO! IT CAN CAUSE INFECTIONS!

ONCE MORE IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CARE FOR THE TATTOO PROPERLY ONCE 

YOU LEAVE THE SHOP, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CALL THE SHOP (507)920-3149.