• Drink plenty of water.
  • Remove bandage after two hours.
  • Wash area with mild soap and water. Blot dry.
  • Apply a thin coat of A&D ointment several times a day.
  • Wash tattoo at least three times a day until healed.
  • After three days of using A&D ointment, switch to unscented water based lotion (Lubriderm sensitive skin).
  • Continue applying lotion three times a day until flaking stops.


  • Do not pick or scratch at the tattoo. Let the scabs heal naturally. Yes, it will itch. Slap it if you have to.
  • Do not soak your tattoo in water. Take showers, no swimming.
  • Do not expose to direct sun or tanning beds.
  • Do not take advice on aftercare from "professionals" tattooing in their kitchen. Contact the professionals with your questions, not the dumbasses.