Tattoo Aftercare Instructions


  • Leave that bandage alone! A tattoo is a wound, and it needs to be cared for as such. Your tattoo artist should have put a bandage on your tattoo, and that bandage needs to be left on for two hours (at the bare minimum.) Listen to your tattoo artist; they may give you special instructions!
  • Wash your new tattoo. After you remove your bandage, use some lukewarm water and very mild soap to wash off the area covered by your tattoo. You need to remove any blood/plasma, ointment, oil or dirt from the area and make sure it is completely clean. Then gently pat it dry. Make sure you use a VERY clean towel to blot the area dry.
  • Rub some lotion on the area. Use a very light application of any non-scented lotion.
  • Scabbing and peeling is normal. Apply soft, moist compresses to the tattooed area a few times a day for five minutes at a time to help the scabbing go away.
  • After it’s healed, make sure you use at least 30 SPF around your tattoo when going out in the sun.
  • Make sure you do not soak a new tattoo in the water when showering or bathing. Avoid submerging the tattoo in water for two or three weeks.


  • Surface Piercings: Make sure to wash your new piercing two times a day with saline, a mild soap or sea salt spray.
  • Oral Piercings: Make sure to wash your new piercing three to four times a day with Biotene.
  • Do NOT change jewelry for at least four weeks.


  • Fold the film in two from the arrows side
  • Peel back the protective back coating from the short checked side.
  • Place the adhesive surface on the tattoo leaving a margin of at least 3cm from the edge of the tattoo, and put slight pressure on it.
  • Remove the protective back from the long checked side, and lay the film on the tattoo.
  • Slowly start peeling by the arrows on the strengthening strip from the center to the edges while applying a slight pressure.
  • In the case the tattoo surface remains not covered in full, add some other overlaying sheets to the edges.
  • Once applied, the film may last 12-24 hours. The following applications may last from 24-48 hours. Before all applications, wash the skin with anti-bacterial soap and water, and dry carefully.