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Aftercare

After you receive your tattoo, leave your bandage on for 1 to 2 hours or until you are back home in a clean environment. After removing the bandage, wash your tattoo with a mild unscented soap and warm water. Do not use antibacterial soap. Allow the tattoo to air dry so that no lint or bacteria from another object will get on the tattoo. You do not need to re-bandage your tattoo again. You should continue to wash your tattoo at least 2 times a day (or more if it is subjected to anything that could cause infection) for 12-14 days. 

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After each time you wash your tattoo, apply a thin layer of unscented hand lotion. If you use Aquafor be careful that you apply it in very thin layers and make sure that your hands are clean before you apply. Ointment based moisturizers can trap bacterias if the area is not clean before they are applied. 

While you are healing be careful not to pick or scratch your tattoo. Do not let other people touch it. Avoid sunbathing as well as soaking your tattoo in any water (pools, lakes, hot tubs, oceans, or any other bodies of water). Your tattoo should heal like a sunburn and will peel and flake. Scabs may also occur but if anything looks concerning seek medical attention. 

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While healing it is normal for a tattoo to itch, burn, or sometimes sting. In some cases, certain pigments or ointments can cause allergic reactions in the skin. Touch ups on tattoos are sometimes needed, if this is the case and it is no fault of your own, touch ups are free of charge within one year of the initial tattoo. 

Tattoos last forever and taking care of the during the healing process is very important!

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