Here at Addictive Ink Tattoo we want you to love your new tattoo! Here
are some aftercare instructions that you should follow. Also, keep in mind
that those under 18 (16 & 17) must have a parent present and provide a
birth certificate or picture ID - there are NO exceptions to this rule.

you will also receive a copy of these instructions
after getting your new tattoo

The aftercare of your tattoo will greatly determine the way your tattoo will look once it has fully healed.

Wear your bandage for NO MORE THAN ONE HOUR. Then remove the bandage and wash the tattoo gently with Dial liquid antibacterial soap. DO NOT USE BAR SOAP!!

Gently pat dry with a paper towel. DO NOT rub back and forth on the tattoo.

Apply a VER THIN layer of Aquaphor ointment or vitamin A & D ointment to your tattoo. Pat off if you applied too much. You should have NO buildup of ointment on your tattoo.

WAIT 10 MINUTES, then pat off ointment. Tattoos need a lot of air to heal, leaving it covered in ointment will cause the tattoo to scab excessively!

You will need to wash your new tattoo 2 to 3 times daily as descibed above and re-apply Aquaphor or A & D as needed.

DO NOT PICK SCABS!!! This will cause your tattoo to bleed and will pull the ink out of your skin.

Avoid bodywash, lotions and shampoos that have fragrances.

Do not swim or go into a hot tub for at least 2 weeks.

Avoid direct exposure to the sun for at least 2 weeks.

After the tattoo has FULLY HEALED you will want to wear sunscreen over it when spening long periods in direct sunlight to keep it looking bright and new. DO NOT put any sunscreen on a tattoo that has not fully healed.

Wear loose clothing over your tattoo while it heals to avoid any rubbing that may pull off scabs.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to stop by the studio or call us at 989-687-7246.