How to care for your tattoo
Aftercare starts as soon as your tattoo is done. I will, in most cases apply a bandage that prevents bacteria from getting into your skin. It also protects the tattoo from rubbing on your clothes and getting irritated.
Keep the bandage on for 3-5 days. It will help absorb any fluid or excess ink that leaks from the tattoo.
Before removing the bandage wash your hands first with lukewarm water and soap. Then gently wash the tattoo with anti bacterial soap and/or water.
Pat your skin dry with a soft cloth. Apply a small amount of coconut oil or fragrance free lotion to the tattoo. For the following 2-6 weeks after the appointment wash your tattoo as instructed 2-3 times a day and keep it slightly moisturized, just enough so it doesn't dry out.
While your tattoo heals, you should:
wear sun-protective clothing whenever you go outside
contact me or your doctor if you have any signs of infection or other problems
wear breathable clothes
cover your tattoo with sunblock until it’s fully healed
scratch or pick at the tattoo
wear tight clothing over the tattoo
go swimming or immerse your body in water (showers are fine)