TATTOO AFTERCARE

OPSITE (clear wrap) INSTRUCTIONS:

 

-Leave wrap on for the amount of time that your artist recommends (1 – 3 days). The wrap is safe to wear in the shower.

-Ink/blood/plasma will build up inside the wrap, that’s totally normal and expected.

-If any liquid leaks out from the bandage remove it immediately and continue on to the cleaning process.

-After wearing the wrap for the recommended number of days, remove it (it’s easiest to remove in the shower), and clean your tattoo with warm water and unscented anti-bacterial soap. Pat dry with a clean towel and allow your tattoo to air dry for 10 minutes.

-Your artist might recommend re-wrapping it and provide you with the supplies to re-wrap it. If you need any assistance in re-wrapping, feel free to come in. This wrap can stay on for up to 6 days.

-After the wrap is removed and the tattoo is clean we recommend moisturizing with a natural, unscented product such as pure cocoa butter. We recommend against any petroleum-based moisturizer, as it blocks pores and leads to heavier scabbing. Apply at least three times a day or whenever the tattoo looks/feels dry. Apply in a thin layer. Continue to moisturize for three weeks.

 

MEDICAL PAD/PLASTIC WRAP INSTRUCTIONS:

-Take wrapping off 2 to 5 hours after application.

-Wash with warm water and unscented anti-bacterial soap, pat dry with a clean towel. Allow tattoo to air dry for 10 minutes.

-Moisturize with an unscented natural moisturizer such as pure cocoa butter. We recommend against petroleum-based moisturizers.

-Repeat the washing process three times a day for the first three days, and continue to moisturize for three weeks.

 

ALL TATTOOS:

-Keep away from direct sunlight for the first month. After the tattoo is healed, continue to use sunscreen to protect your tattoo.

-DO NOT submerge your tattoo underwater (pools, hot tubs, lakes/ocean, baths) for at least a month.

-Take care to clean fresh tattoos immediately after work outs or sports.

 

-In rare cases, clients have a mild allergic reaction to the adhesive on the wrap. In this case remove the wrap as soon as you notice any redness on the outside of the bandage. Once removed the redness should clear up within a day.

 

 

For further information or concerns:

Call us Tues-Sun 1pm-8pm at 929-337-6944

E-mail howl@allwolvesnosheep.com