Tattoo Aftercare

  • The aftercare of your tattoo will greatly determine the way your tattoo will look once it has fully healed

  • Wear your bandage for around 1 hour then remove it and wash the tattoo gently with Dial Antibacterial Soap.

  • Gently pat dry with a paper towel. Do not rub back and forth.

  • Apply a very thin layer of Palmers coco butter to your tattoo a few minutes after washing.  Pat off the extra if you applied too much. You should have no build up of ointment on your tattoo.

  • You will need to wash your new tattoo 2 to 3 times daily as above and re-apply Palmers as needed.

  • DO NOT PICK SCABS! This will cause your tattoo to bleed and will pull ink out of your skin.

  • Avoid body wash, lotions and shampoos that have fragrances.

  • Do not swim or go into a hot tub for at least 2 weeks.

  • Avoid direct exposure to the sun.

  • After the tattoo has fully healed you will want to wear sunscreen over it when spending long periods in direct sunlight, to keep it looking bright and new.  Do not put any sunscreen on a tattoo that has not fully healed.

  • Wear loose clothing over your tattoo while it heals to avoid any rubbing that may pull off scabs.

  • If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to stop by Embassy Ink and Gallery.