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2216 Dundee Road
Louisville, KY, 40205
United States

Ben Naiser, professional tattoo artist. Using creative means to make ideas a visual reality.

Tattoo Aftercare

How to Heal your new Tattoo

FIRST 3 DAYS

  • Wait 2 hours, wash your hands and then remove the bandage.

  • Dampen a paper towel with lukewarm water and gently remove ink/blood/gunk from tattooed area

    • use antibacterial soap if warm water doesn’t feel clean

  • Use a dry paper towel and gently pat dry the tattooed area

  • If you feel like you need to use soap, use Dial Gold Antibacterial. (soap only recommended if tattoo isn’t clean from warm water)

  • Apply a thin layer of A&D Ointment (or whichever ointment works best for you)

 

  • Do this 2 or 3 times a day, for 3 days (or until tattoo just begins flaking/peeling)

 

AFTER FIRST 3 DAYS

  • Wash your hands

  • Dampen a paper towel with lukewarm water and gently clean the tattooed area

  • Use a dry paper towel and gently pat dry the tattooed area

  • Apply coconut oil (or whichever non scented/ non greasy lotion works best for you)

 

  • Do this 2 or 3 times a day, until your tattoo has finished flaking/ peeling and is as smooth as the surrounding skin

  • DO NOT PICK/ SCRATCH/ PEEL SCABS OR LOOSE SKIN

 

Your tattoo may take a month to fully heal! Areas of solid black/ color will need more attention and take longer to heal. 

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact me.