Care & Healing

You’ve just been tattooed by a licensed professional using modern sterile tools in a clean atmosphere. It is now up to you to keep the tattoo clean and healthy while it is healing. Please follow these suggestions and you should not have any problems with your new tattoo.

  • Leave the bandage on for ** hours. If your tattoo is large or done late in the evening, leave the bandage on overnight.
  • When you remove the bandage wash your tattoo gently using just your hand – never use a washcloth, loofa or scrubber. Use a MILD unscented, fragrance free soap. We recommend Dove or Ivory. Castille soap is the best if you can find it.
  • Use warm water, lather and clean hands first. Then lather and gently wash the tattoo, rising well to remove any drierd matter or remaining blood. Make sure tattoo is squeaky clean. Let it air dry for 10–20 minutes. Then apply a very small amount of unscented hand lotion. We recommend Keri or Curel you may also use cocoa butter lotion.
  • Continue to wash and moisturize your tattoo AT LEAST three times a day until the scab is gone. Wash tattoo with warm water and antibacterial soap until tattoo is fully healed.
  • Do not pick or scratch at your tattoo.
  • Avoid soaking the tattoo underwater.
  • Do not expose new tattoo to sunlight.
  • Any questions or concerns please call or stop by the shop.
  • If you think your tattoo is showing signs of infection please call the shop then contact a physician.

Después de tatuarte, el artista te lo protegerá con vaselina y te lo vendará. Pasadas unas pocas horas, se debe retirar el vendaje, limpiar con agua y jabón hipoalergénico y secar sin rascar o frotar la zona con fuerza. Finalmente, le pondrás una crema basado en agua. No olvides, en ningún momento, que tu tatuaje es una herida abierta y, por tanto, debe ser tratado como tal.

Por dos semanas tendrás que aplicarte la crema 3–4 veces/día, lavando la zona previamente con sumo cuidado y jabón neutro y manteniendo la zona protegida con la crema. Evita, además, la luz directa del sol, agua de mar, rascarse, sudar, ropa ajustada y falta de higiene.

Pasado el tiempo de curación (aprox. unos 10 días), no requiere ningún cuidado extraordinario excepto el mantener la zona limpia e hidratada, al igual que el resto del cuerpo! Es muy dificil que el tatuaje se estropee si no se producen heridas profundas en él. No te preocupes si no se producen heridas profundas en él. No te preocupes si pasados estos 10 días-tienes la zona muy seca y blanca. Tardará en desaparecer pero forma parte del proceso. Un poco de cremas hidratantes y listo!


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757 485 8700

1005 Canal Street,
Chesapeake VA 23323