Aftercare

What You Need to Know

After Care

Your tattoo will take around three weeks or less to heal. 

An hour after leaving Studio 38 Tattoo & Gallery, remove the bandage. 

Following the removal of the bandage softly wash the tattoo with warm water and antibacterial soap.

(This is will be the only time you have a bandage, you will NOT reapply new bandage).

Dry the tattoo of the surrounding moisture and apply a thin layer of Aquaphor. ( Be mindful of how much Aquaphor you apply. Rub it into the skin. If your tattoo is shiny, there is too much Aquaphor. Blot off the excess with a paper towel) .

Follow the above procedure twice a day for the first week.

After the first week, substitute Aquaphor with a non scented lotion.

 

Again a little goes a long way.

During the healing process avoid direct sunlight on your tattoo, sitting water, such as baths, pools, hot tubs, lakes, rivers, and oceans.

During the healing process the tattoo may peel, avoid picking, scratching and abrasions to tattoo. Ripping of skin too soon can result in loss of ink.

If you have any further questions please contact us by phone at 720 508 3093.