After Care


  • Bandage should stay on until you get home.
  • Remove bandage and rinse gently with cold water and anti-bacterial soap. Blot dry gently.
  • Allow to air dry, uncovered, until the tattoo appears dry and is no longer oozing or bleeding.
  • Apply Tattoo Goo ointment, blot off the excess. A little goes a long way here! DO NOT apply too much ointment, at a time, as it will promote scabbing.
  • Apply Tattoo Goo ointment regularly. It’s made for tattoos and helps promote healing. Keep your tattoo clean (we cannot stress this enough!) and open to the air. Do not bandage up.
  • For the two weeks, avoid swimming or long soaks in water.
  • For the first month, avoid too much exposure to the sun.
  • Do NOT pick or scratch the scabs. Itching is relieved by patting/slapping the area.

Aftercare is especially important in the following areas: Elbows, hands, fingers, feet, ankle, knees and areas where waistbands and bra straps contact the tattoo.


  • Keep treated area clean and dry. Any moisture or wetness to the treated area can cause the area to become infected and / or cause the scab to come off too soon, which may lead to a less than desirable results and scarring.
  • Nothing else is allowed in the treated area, such as but not limited to makeup and ointment until complete healing has taken place and the expected scab has come off without interference.
  • If the treated area comes in contact with clothing that causes irritation to the treated area, cover the area as necessary for minimum amounts of time with a non-stick. (Telfa) gauze or dressing. The gauze must allow the skin to breath.
  • Do not try to pick or remove the scab prematurely as this can cause scarring and less ink removal.
  • After the scab exfoliates (comes off the skin) naturally, the skin may appear pink for up to one (1) year or longer following the removal process.
  • Client takes full responsibility for following After Care Instructions and takes full responsibility if an infection or adverse reaction occurs. If this happens it will affect the results. The technician can be of assistance and is recommended to be contacted for corrective action.