Every body is different - This aftercare works for most people but you must listen to your body and do what is best for your own healing.
-Leave wrap on 3 days, if possible, but no longer than 1 week. We often reccomend removing once the itching begins.
-Remove covering under warm soapy water. Pull wrap down toward skin instead of away for a more comfortable experience.
-Gently wash away any blood or ink residue using fingertips with antibacterial soap.
-Let tattoo air dry
-Apply small amount of ointment or non scented lotion as needed.
-Keep your tattoo clean!
-Using sanitary warm water and antibacterial soap, gently use your fingertips, to wash away remaining ink, plasma or blood
-Let air dry then apply just enough ointment to cover tattoo. Gently massage into skin. (Hustle butter, Aquaphor, or A&D are all acceptable ointment options)
-VERY LITTLE OINTMENT IS NEEDED. When in doubt, let it dry out. If your tattoo feels wet an hour after application it Is a good indication you are using too much
-Repeat 1-3 times a day for 1-3 days
-Discontinue ointment and apply lotion every other day or as needed until fully healed
-No suntanning or soaking for 2 weeks. (Swimming, hot tubs, etc)
-Over moisturize your tattoo.
-Soak your fresh tattoo. Avoid hot tubs, swimming, prolong soaks while bathing
-Expose your tattoo to direct sunlight while healing. (Sunburns can be extremely harmful to a fresh tattoo)
-Keep your tattoo clean
-Moisturize as needed with recommended aftercare
(Consult your artist if you are unsure of aftercare products)
All Tattoo needles used at Surreal Ink are 316L (medical grade) Sterilized steel.