following aftercare instructions will ensure your tattoo heals correctly and problem-free
The First Day
When you receive a tattoo from me, you'll be sent home with the tattooed area covered by saniderm or plastic wrap depending on the area. Leave saniderm on for at least 24 hours, unless the tattoo is no longer sealed within the bandage. You may leave the saniderm on for up to 4 days. Remove the saniderm after excessive sweating, or if it causes any irritation. Remove saniderm in the shower. Pull from the bottom and remove like a command strip
After removing the bandage, wash the tattooed area thoroughly with anti-bacterial soap and water. Finally, apply a thin layer of a skin moisturizing ointment of your choosing. (I recommend the cocoa butter shown below)
As your tattoo heals it's very important to keep the area clean and moisturized. For the first two weeks, wash the tattooed area at least twice per day with anti-bacterial soap and apply cocoa butter to moisturize when the tattoo is feeling dry or itchy. As the tattoo heals it will scab and peel which is completely normal. It is very important to not itch, scratch, or touch the area throughout the healing process. Pictured are the products I recommend for aftercare.
do not use sunscreen until the tattoo is completely healed (3-4 weeks). Cover with clothing to prevent sun damage. Apply sunscreen any time a healed tattoo will be in the sun to prevent fading.
professional tattoos, fine line tattoos, botanical tattoos
Occasionally it may be necessary to schedule a "touch up" session. These sessions are free of charge. Any situation where elements of the tattoo are lost, solid black patchy/undersaturated, or shading is no longer visible, will qualify for this second session. Don't hesitate to schedule one, or ask if questions if anything feels/seems abnormal during the healing process.