So you got some fresh ink. 

Follow these steps to help your tattoo heal properly and keep it looking good for a long time!


  • Leave covering on for a minimum of 4 hours

  • Once you remove cover, wash well with warm water and antibacterial, unscented soap. Do not re-cover. 

  • Apply a very thin layer of ointment (Aquaphor, Lubriderm, unscented lotion).

  • Apply ointment 3-4 times a day, after washing with antibacterial, unscented soap.

  • No swimming/soaking in bath or hut tub for at least 2 weeks.

  • No direct sunlight or tanning for at least 2 weeks. Always use sunscreen for sun exposure.

  • Do not scratch or pick at your tattoo!