Before removing bandage you will notice plasma and ink build up under the wrap.

This is normal and will act as you natural moisturizer. Do not panic!

*After 3-4 days remove the saniderm bandage and gently wash it with warm water

and antibacterial soap.

*Pat dry with a clean towel and let air dry. Do not re-bandage your tattoo

*Apply a thin layer of aftercare cream 2-3 times a day.

*Do not let the tattoo dry out and always keep it moisturized. Ointment that I recommend:

  1. Hustle Butter:
  2. Aquaphor:
  3. Cerave (if you will be out in the sun):

*Stay out of direct sunlight and tanning booths for at least 2 weeks

*Restrict yourself from physical activities such as gym workouts that targets the area

of where your artwork was placed, soaking in a tub, sauna, jacuzzi, swimming pool

or the ocean, gardening, or contact with animals until your new tattoo is completely


*Quick showers, Minimal Hot water.

*You may experience some tenderness and minor swelling after the tattoo

procedure. This will subside within days of receiving your tattoo, but if you show

signs or symptoms of infection such as: major swelling and redness, extreme

tenderness, red streaks moving from the tattoo towards your heart, elevated

temperature/fever, or purulent drainage from the tattoo, then seek medical care


*Sun exposure will fade your tattoo over time. Always use a sunscreen of at least

SPF 25

*Your tattoo should be healed after 2-4 weeks. Should you have any problems, call

or email the shop and we will be happy to assist you 

*We love to see our clients healed tattoos! Please follow us on Instagram

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