Taking proper care of your investment will assure it heals infection free, and stays looking fresh for years. We offer a complete line of H2Ocean aftercare products at our Studio for an additional $15 at time of check-out.
ALWAYS WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE AND AFTER YOU CLEAN YOUR TATTOO, AND DO NOT WASH YOUR TATTOO UNLESS YOU ARE CLEANING IT. This is crucial in minimizing your risk of infection. Swelling, seeping, soreness, and itching, are all common in the first few days or week. Ibuprofen is best to relieve discomfort.
Two hours after your session, remove and discard the initial bandage, and clean the tattoo. Using your fingertips only, gently but thoroughly wash your tattoo and the surrounding area with warm water and antibacterial soap such as Gold Dial Antibacterial soap or H2Ocean Green soap. Rinse with cold water. This will help bring the swelling down.
DO NOT RUB, PICK OR SCRATCH AT YOUR FRESH TATTOO! This will ruin your new art.
Let the newly cleaned area air dry or pat dry with a clean towel. This is your time to admire your new art, but remember to keep you and your friends hands off! This is still open tissue and is susceptible to infection.
Gently apply a small amount of H2Ocean or Aquaphor ointment in a very thin layer.
Continue these cleaning steps 3-4 times daily for approximately 3 days. After the 3 days, it is not necessary to bandage. In about 4 days, your tattoo will begin to peel and flake like a sunburn. LET IT DO IT’S THING AND DO NOT SCRATCH OR PICK AT IT. Discontinue using the ointment and start using the H2Ocean moisturizing cream or FRAGRANCE FREE lotion.
DO NOT scratch or pick
DO NOT use Vaseline, Neosporin, harsh cleaners or scented lotion
DO NOT use tanning beds or tanning sprays for 2-3 weeks
DO NOT submerge in water. Showers are great, but absolutely no baths, ocean, or lake water for the first 3 weeks
If you have any questions regarding the healing process of your tattoo, please feel free to call our Studio at any time.
Please contact your Health Care practitioner at the first sign of infection, allergic reaction, or adverse reaction resulting from the tattoo and report it to your tattoo artist and to the Texas Department of State Health Services at 1-888-839-6676.