The aftercare of your tattoo will greatly determine
the way your tattoo will look once it has fully
Wear your bandage for around 1 hour then
remove it and wash the tattoo gently with Dial
Gently pat dry with a paper towel. Do not rub back
Apply a very thin layer of vitamin A&D ointment to
your tattoo a few minutes after washing. Pat off
extra A&D if you appiled to much. you should have
no build up of ointment on your tattoo.
You will need to wash your new tattoo 2 to 3 times
daily as above and re-apply A&D as needed.
DO NOT PICK SCABS! This will cause your tattoo
to bleed and will pull ink out of your skin.
Avoid bodywash, lotions and shampoos that have
Do not swim or go into a hot tub for at least 2
Avoid direct exposure to the sun.
After the tattoo has fully healed you will want to
wear sunscreen over it when spending long
periods in direct sunlight, to keep it looking bright
and new. Do not put any sunscreen on a tattoo
that has not fully healed.
Wear loose clothing over your tattoo while it heals
to avoid any rubbing that may pull off scabs.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel
free to stop by Shrap Metal or call (719) 520-3401.
If at any time you feel you need to seek medical
attention please do so.
Please keep in mind that your new tattoo is
permanent so care for it well.
it is normal to have some redness and or swelling
as well as minor discomfort for a few days. if you
feel that your tattoo is doing something out of the
ordinary please call, or stop by in person for
i have given/recieved verbal as well as written instructions
Shrap Metal 520-3401, 2928 Parker st, Colorado Springs, Co., 80907
El Paso County Health Dept, 578-3199, 305 S Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, Co., 80910