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Healing Instructions/Tattoo Aftercare

Leave the bandage on for about an hour or so after you leave the shop.

After that time, remove bandage and wash tattoo with hot water (as hot as you can stand without burning yourself)

Wash the tattoo gently, with your fingertips with ANTI-BACTERIAL soap. (the foaming kind is best if you have it)

If the tattoo still feels slimy, it has not been washed well enough.

DO NOT use a wash cloth or loofah, only your fingertips.

DO NOT run water directly onto the tattoo

DO NOT soak the tattoo

DO NOT  towel dry the area, instead use a paper towel to blot it dry or let it air dry.

Apply a SUPER THIN layer of Aquatat  . (Make sure that it is a THIN LAYER as using too much can clog the pores and will cause scabbing if the tattooed area cannot breathe properly)

(*if you have been told by your artist to wrap your tattoo overnight, use seran-wrap and Aquatat   making sure to wash it thoroughly in the morning when you remove the wrap.)

Use SUPER THIN layers of Aquatat  several times a day to your new tattoo and remember, if it looks or feels dry, it probably is.

Be sure to keep your healing tattoo clean but  DO NOT over-apply the Aquatat   remember, you want your skin to be able to breathe.

In about 3-5 days, the tattoo will start to peel, itch and flake.

At this time switch to a regular UN-SCENTED lotion OR VITAMIN E OIL. (Do not go out and buy a special kind of fancy lotion that your body is not already used to. If you do not use lotion, we recommend Vitamin E oil as it replenishes new skin growth)

DO NOT SCRATCH OR PICK AT THE TATTOO. If it itches, apply some lotion or Vitamin E Oil.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the shop 540 288 3399 or your artist directly

Remember, no question is a stupid question and the life of your tattoo will depend greatly on how well you follow the correct healing instructions.

Stafford Location


556 Garrisonville Rd Suite 107
Stafford, VA 22554

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Gainesville Location


7604 Gardner Park Drive
Gainesville Va 20155

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9814 Liberia Ave
Manassas, Va 20110

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