Tattoo After Care

Talon Studio LLC Tattoo After Care

Please read the following and contact me with any questions or concerns at 520-991-4169 or by e-mail.

  • After at least one to three hours, take bandage off.
  • Clean tattoo off gently, washing area with warm water, soap, and hand. Do not re-bandage.
  • Let air dry for 10 minutes.
  • Apply a thin layer of Aquaphor and rub into skin with clean fingers like lotion. Do not use antibiotic ointments!
  • Repeat above procedure three times daily for 7 – 10 days or until done flaking. After this, you can use fragrance-free lotion or continue with Aquaphor.
  • Stay out of direct sun and tanning booths until tattoo is healed at least 2-3 weeks.
  • Do not soak in tub, sauna, jacuzzi, or go in a swimming pool, river, lake, or ocean until healed at least 2-3 weeks. Showers are fine; just do not take a long one with water beating down on the tattoo.
  • After tattoo is healed, please keep it well sun-screened or out of direct sunlight in order to keep pigment bright. Sunlight and tanning will fade your tattoo.
  • If you feel that you need a touch-up, please do so after it initial healing period.  A touch-up is free within the first 6 months.  After a year, anything the client thinks needs touching up is considered a refreshing and is subject to a fee based on what needs to be done.