1

Wash your hands (Always wash hands before touching a healing tattoo)

2

Remove the bandage after 2-4 hours (never re-bandage)

3

Wash your tattoo with running hot water, mild liquid anti-bacterial soap (Gold Liquid Dial, Clear Soft Soap), and a bare hand.

4

Rinse and repeat until the area is free of any residue.

5

Pat your tattoo dry using clean paper towels.

6

Apply a small amount of Aquaphor Healing Ointment on the tattoo until absorbed. Blot excess with a clean paper towel.

7

Repeat steps 1-6 (excluding step 2) for 2 to 3 days. When the tattoo begins to show signs of dryness and itching use an unscented lotion (Cetaphil, Aveeno, Eucerin) INSTEAD OF Aquaphor.

8

Repeat this process for 2 to 3 weeks or until your tattoo is healed.

9

After your tattoo is healed use a high SPF sunblock to prevent fading.

1

Thoroughly clean your new tattoo using the hot water and liquid antibacterial hand soap

2

Pat the tattoo with clean paper towels, if there is blood or ink on the paper towel, repeat the washing and drying process until nothing appears on the paper towel when you pat dry.

3

Peel of the paper or plastic backing to expose the adhesive side of the bandage

4

Gently stick the bandage to the tattoo, leaving about an inch of extra bandage around the tattoo. If the tattoo is around a mobile area such joints more excess bandage might be necessary

5

Remove the surface backing

6

It is normal for fluid to collect under the bandage, since the bandage is breathable, the fluid should naturally evaporate.

7

If the bandage leaks or the fluid build up becomes uncomfortable remove the bandage, wash the tattoo, and reapply a fresh bandage

8

The bandage can be worn for up to 5 days

9

When applying make sure affected skin (especially around joints) is in a neutral position

10

For large areas pieces can be overlapped by ½ inch

11

Do not use if you have an adhesive allergies

12

Remove and wash immediately if bandage develops a foul odor or pimples-like bumps under it

Health & Safety

 

While your tattoo is healing it should feel like sunburned skin. You are advised to contact a physician at the first signs of an adverse reaction, infection, and allergic reaction.

 

We guarantee all of work and offer any necessary touch-ups at no additional cost.

 

Outside of normal healing, any concerns that your tattoo has resulted in complications, infection or disease should be reported to your artist or to:

 

Denver Department of Environmental Health
Public Health Inspections-Body Art
200 W. 14th Ave Ste. 200
Denver, CO 80204
phicomments@denvergov.org
720-865-5401

 

It is required that the artist reports those conditions to the Department within 24 hours of discovery

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