How do I take care of my new tattoo in the first 72 hours?
Never touch your new tattoo without first washing your hands thoroughly with Recovery Aftercare Soap.
Remove the bandage or wrapping applied by the artist in a clean, familiar environment the day after your tattoo.
Immediately wash tattoo with Recovery Aftercare Soap using your hand. Do not use a cloth or loofah.
Do not scrub. Pat your tattoo dry with a clean, disposable paper towel.
Do not re-bandage your fresh tattoo! Your tattoo is an open wound and must be allowed to “breathe”.
Continue to wash the tattooed area gently but firmly, a minimum of 1 time daily upwards of 3 times for the first 2 days if there is blood and/or plasma on the surface with Recovery Aftercare Soap and your hand.
Always wash your hands again after touching your fresh tattoo!
How do I take care of my new tattoo after the first 72 hours?
Wash your hands and tattoo with Recovery Aftercare Soap.
Apply a very thin coat of Recovery Tattoo Lotion to the tattooed area only if the tattoo feels “tight”, “dry” or “itchy”. Less is more!
Rub the product in well. If the area appears glossy from the product, then you have applied too much.
Apply the aftercare product as needed to keep the area from drying out. Remember less is more! Make sure you are washing your hands before and after.
Do not over-saturate your new tattoo with aftercare products! This will only “smother” your tattoo and prolong your healing time. in certain cases, using too much can lead to infection.
Do not let the area dry out! Apply additional after care product whenever the tattoo feels “tight”, “dry” or “itchy”.
If a scab should form, Don’t Pick At It! This could “pull out” parts of your tattoo!!
Not using our product or not following aftercare instructions will void the guarantee of your tattoo. As long as you follow these instructions a single touch up in the first 3 months is free*, excluding the cost of the set-up fee and extra after care if needed.
Don’t use Vaseline, Polysporin, Neosporin, or other ointments or creams on your tattoo, unless directed otherwise. Recovery Aftercare Soap and Recovery Tattoo Lotion and Recovery Tattoo Salve are the only products we recommend as they are made for healing tattoos.
Keep your fresh tattoo out of the sun.
Don’t soak your fresh tattoo (this included bathtubs, pools, and saunas).
Showers are fine and recommended so long as you aren’t directly soaking your tattoo for prolonged periods.
No tight or restrictive clothing or clothing with fuzzy surface as these may restrict swelling (or prolong it) and may stick to your new tattoo. Please be mindful of this and wear loose fitting garments for the first week or so of the healing process.
*WE DO NOT GUARANTEE WORK DONE ON HANDS, NECKS AND FEET, NOR DO WE GUARANTEE AREAS WHERE THERE IS A COVER-UP. THESE WILL BE TOUCHED UP AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE. NO EXCEPTIONS!
There are no silly questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you should have any questions or concerns.