Tattoo Aftercare

1. ​​​​Take bandage off after 1-4 hours and gently wash your tattoo with warm water and unscented LIQUID antibacterial soap, using ONLY your fingertips. (Do NOT use a sponge, face towel, or anything similar.)

2. Dry your tattoo with a clean towel by patting it down gently (Do NOT wipe your tattoo). Let it air dry for about 5-10 mins.

3. Apply a thin coat of AQUAPHOR  (You do NOT want it thick and glossy, if you apply too much take a clean paper towel and gently blot the excess away.) Do this process of washing the tattoo and applying ointment Every 3 hours , or as often as needed to prevent the tattoo from forming a scab from drying body fluid, for 4 days. (You CAN NOT over wash your tattoo.)

4. After 4 days, switch to an UNSCENTED lotion. Use this 3 times a day for the next two weeks or until your tattoo is completely healed. During this time your tattoo will become itchy and start to peel similar to sunburn, Do NOT use your finger nails to relieve itching. You may pat it, smack it, rub it, or apply lotion to relieve itching.​



NO swimming pools, lakes, hot tubs, bubble baths, or anything that submerges your tattoo under water for a long period of time until your tattoo is completely healed. (At least 2 weeks.)

NO tanning and keep it away from direct sunlight until your tattoo is completely healed.

Do NOT scratch or pick your tattoo! (If your tattoo scabs let it fall off own its own, and your artist will gladly touch it up for you after it’s healed.)

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call or send us a message! (336-274-1010,

Tried and  True Tattoo Company​

2404-C  Merritt Drive    -   Greensboro, NC 27407     -    336-274-1010     -