1. As soon as you get home
remove bandage, wipe off the ointment and oozing body fluid with a tissue.
DO NOT WASH
of the Tattooed area is a major factor in the speed of healing.
KEEP DRY !
2. Apply a thin layer of A&D ointment, Bacitracin, or comparable product.
problem is not the selection of ointment ( all comparable ointments of this type will produce good healing ). Getting any ointment and using it as directed and having you follow these instructions is critical for
promoting proper care and healing for your new Tattoo. This is more important
than fretting over what type of ointment to purchase.
A&D ointment is
the preferred product to use due to the fact that some people have an allergic reaction to the zinc and other ingredients
in Bacitracin or Neosporin ointment. If you are not allergic to these products
they are fine to use. Otherwise buy and use A&D ointment because it contains
none of these allergic reaction causing ingredients.
BUY A&D OINTMENT
3. Wait 15 minutes and see
if bubbles of fluid appear on the surface of the Tattooed area.
4. If they do, wipe of with a tissue and reapply ointment.
5. REPEAT THIS TILL NO MORE BUBBLES APPEAR ( 2 to 5 times ).
STOP AND READ
STEP 1 TO 5 AGAIN.
THE BETTER YOU
CARE FOR YOUR NEW TATTOO
THE BETTER IT WILL
TURN OUT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE !
IT IS CRITICAL
TO REMOVE FLUID FROM THE TATTOO AND KEEP MOIST DURING THE FIRST FEW HOURS AFTER GETTING YOUR TATTOO.
You can use your CLEAN
finger tips to apply the ointment.
DO NOT BANDAGE.
When oozing stops,
apply a thin layer of ointment 4 times a day.
Be very careful at
work, keep clean.
If you work in a Hospital
or other medical or clinical setting ( nursing home, doctors, dental office, labs ) be very careful not to come into contact
with anything in the building with your new Tattoo. Bandage with a sterile NON-STICK bandage while at work to protect from
any such accidental contact. Use surgical type hand scrub at home after work before caring for Tattoo.
The better you care
for your new Tattoo immediately after you get it the better it will heal and look for the rest of your life.
At night, just before
bed, wipe the area down lightly with alcohol to help control microorganisms on the surface of the skin during your hours of
You must keep the
Tattoo dry during showers.
Coat with Vaseline
ONLY during showers so as not to allow Tattoo to get soaking wet. Wipe off after
After 2 days stop
using the A&D ointment and SWITCH TO A MOISTURIZING SKIN CREAM OR LOTION ( a dry skin or hand lotion ).
Lubriderm is the preferred
hand or skin ointment, lotion to purchase.
BUY LUBRIDERM IF AVAILABLE.
The type of skin lotion
you purchase is not as important as the act of actually getting ointment and using it.
Buy a brand name lotion preferably without a lot of fragrances or odd ingredients, purchase a quality name brand, such
as: Vaseline intensive care dry skin lotion, Jergens, Nivia, Lubriderm.
Lanolin in some lotions
causes allergic reactions in some people.
Bee’s wax in
some lotions can clog pores and is not recommended.
Use moisturizing lotion
for 3 to 5 times a day for another 4 or 5 days.
Keep very lightly
moist, DO NOT ALLOW TATTOO TO DRY OUT.
It is true that Petroleum
jelly or any petroleum based products tend to drain the color from a Tattoo.
Please do not be stingy
with the purchase of Tattoo aftercare products. You probably will spend a lot
of money for a nice Tattoo, so the amount spent on care products is negligible.
Your New Tattoo
is a wound that MUST BE PROPERLY CARED FOR !