After Care


After Care

After Care Instructions:

Each client’s skin responds differently to these treatments.
This information acts as a guideline only.


Congratulations on your new tattoo!
Now you can sit back, relax, and do nothing! Seriously.
We have had the best results with this simple healing method and it makes it easier for everyone! We recommend dry healing. Keep it out of the sun throughout the healing process. Do not apply ANY cosmetics in this area and avoid sweating for AT LEAST 10-14 days.
Keep the area clean and let it breathe! Thats it! :)


  • Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in color and more sharply defined. This can last up to a week after the treatment while the initial healing process takes place. The treated area may feel a bit like sunburn afterwards but there should be minimal discomfort.
  •  4-5 hours after the procedure:
    • Please clean the ointment from the procedure area once with sterile water and gauze provided to you. DO NOT apply any ointment after this step
  • First 10 days
    • Absolutely no water, makeup, lotions, pencil etc. on treated area for 10 full days
    • Avoid direct shower water near procedure area
    • After the 10 days, use a gentle cleanser such as dial soap or cetaphil
    • No scrubbing treated area for 1 full month
  • Absolutely no picking, peeling, or scratching.
    • Please allow scabbing to exfoliate naturally. Picking can cause scarring.
  • No swimming or saunas until fully healed. Saltwater/chlorine may cause the pigment to fade or change color. 
  •  The complete healing process takes about 6-8 weeks, at which time the true color of the tattoo is evident. During this process, your tattoo will soften and lighten. Be patient, even if you think too much color has been lost, as your skin is still regenerating and naturally exfoliating. Wait at least 6 weeks to see the true color, as it seems to take on new strength, and it is only after 6-8 weeks that your touch-up/adjustment can be done.


  • You may shower or bathe normally, but avoid getting water on the area for the first 10 days as it can be detrimental to the bonding process that must take place for the pigment to stabilise in the dermis.
  • DO NOT pick or scratch at the dry skin/flakiness; let the skin fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring and premature loss of pigment.  IMPORTANT: Once the flakes have fallen off, a shiny layer of healing skin will completely cover the hair strokes. It may appear as though the tattooed area has completely disappeared. Within 1-2 weeks, the hair strokes will slowly reappear at a lighter shade as your skin regenerates.
  • DO NOT apply make-up to the tattooed area for the first 2 weeks. Cosmetics of any kind may interfere with the healing and color of your tattoo.
  • DO NOT use Vaseline, Neosporin or other petroleum based products while healing.
  • DO NOT bleach, tint or dye the tattooed area for one month following the procedure.
  • DO NOT apply any anti-acne products (e.g. Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Proactiv, etc.) or lightening creams (skin bleaching creams) such as hydroquinone to the treated area while healing.
  • No anti-aging products or facial products containing Alpha Hydroxyls (AHAs), Retin-A, Lactic or Glycolic Acids
  • Do not thread, wax, or use hair removal products on the treated area while healing.
  • NO exercising and/or sweating for a few days prior to getting tattooed and for one week after.
  • NO swimming pools, jacuzzis or other bodies of water for two weeks.
  • Do not soak your face underwater in a bathtub or allow the shower to spray directly in your face for two weeks.


  • Over exposure to sun can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, you may apply sunscreen on the treated area. Wear large sunglasses and a hat for further protection. Rinse + dry the area thoroughly when in contact with chlorine.
  •  Glycolic acid, microdermabrasion, & chemical face peels must be kept from the tattooed area as use could lighten the pigment.
  •  If you are having laser resurfacing or laser hair removal after your tattoo has healed, please inform the laser technician. Continue at your own discretion. Laser procedures may darken, lighten, or discolor the tattooed area.
  • Once the treated area is completely healed, any changes or additions that need to be made can be done at your follow-up appointment no sooner than 6-8 weeks later.