XS Tattoo Aftercare Instructions

Proper aftercare is crucial to ensure your tattoo heals well and stays vibrant. Follow these tattoo aftercare steps for the best results:

Leave the bandage on for 12 hours. If using a Tatu Derm bandage, keep it on overnight (12-24 hours).

Remove the bandage and wash the tattoo with warm water and mild, unscented soap. Pat dry with a clean paper towel.

Apply a thin layer of tattoo ointment with clean hands. Ask your artist which product to use. Dab off any excess ointment with a clean, dry paper towel. Apply ointment 2-4 times a day for the first week, then 1-2 times a day for the second week.

Do not re-bandage the tattoo.

Keep your tattoo moisturized with a tattoo-friendly lotion to prevent dryness and cracking.

Do not pick or scratch the tattoo. If it itches, gently pat or tap the area.

Avoid swimming, soaking, and direct sunlight while healing. Once healed (2-4 weeks), use sunscreen on the tattoo to prevent fading.

Wear loose, breathable clothing to avoid irritation and promote airflow to the tattooed area.

Keep the tattoo clean and avoid touching it with dirty hands. Be careful with activities that may expose the tattoo to dirt, sweat, or chemicals.

Follow your artist’s specific aftercare instructions, as healing can vary.

If you notice unusual symptoms like excessive redness, swelling, prolonged pain, or signs of infection, consult a healthcare professional promptly.

Following these tattoo aftercare steps will help your tattoo heal properly and look its best.


Popular Questions From Clients

Answers to our clients’ most frequently asked questions.

Do I pay a deposit to book a tattoo appointment?

Yes, we require a deposit to secure your tattoo appointment at XS Tattoo. The deposit amount varies depending on the size and complexity of the tattoo. This deposit is deducted from the final cost of your tattoo on the day of your appointment.

How should I prepare for my tattoo appointment?

Before your tattoo appointment, it’s essential to ensure that you’re well-rested, hydrated, and have eaten a meal. Additionally, please avoid alcohol consumption and taking blood-thinning medications before your appointment. It’s also helpful to wear comfortable clothing that allows easy access to the area where you’ll be getting tattooed.

How do I care for my new tattoo after leaving?

After your tattoo session at XS, your artist will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to promote proper healing and ensure the longevity of your tattoo. Generally, this involves keeping the tattoo clean and moisturized, avoiding exposure to direct sunlight and swimming pools, and refraining from picking or scratching at the tattooed area until it has fully

Can I bring a friend or family member to my tattoo appointment?

We understand that having moral support can be comforting during a tattoo session. You’re welcome to bring a friend or family member to accompany you during your appointment at XS Tattoo. However, please note that our studio space may have limited seating, so we kindly ask that you keep your guest count to a minimum.

What should I do if I need to reschedule or cancel my tattoo appointment?

If you need to reschedule or cancel your tattoo appointment at XS Tattoo, please contact us as soon as possible. While we understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise, we appreciate advance notice whenever possible. Depending on our booking availability and our cancellation policy, we’ll do our best to accommodate your request and find an alternative appointment time that works for you.

What should I use after getting a tattoo?

After getting a tattoo, it’s important to properly care for it. We recommend using a variety of aftercare products available at XS, including:

  • Penaten Cream (tube, non-medicated)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Surgical tape
  • Unscented soap
  • Paper towels

These products can help ensure proper healing and maintenance of your tattoo.

Can I wash my tattoo?

Yes, it’s important to gently clean it with water and unscented soap. Your artist will provide you with all the instructions necessary and will guide you on how to properly care for your tattoo.

How long does it take to get a tattoo?

The time it takes to complete a tattoo depends on various factors, including the size, complexity, and detail of the design. Your artist will provide you with an estimated timeframe during your consultation.

Is it safe to get a tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?

As a precaution, we advise against getting a tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. While there is limited research on the topic, the safety of tattoo ink and the potential risks to the baby are not fully understood. We prioritize the health and well-being of our clients and recommend waiting until after pregnancy and breastfeeding to get a tattoo.

Do you offer consultations for tattoos and piercings?

Absolutely! We encourage clients to schedule consultations with our artists and piercers to discuss their ideas, ask questions, and explore design options. Consultations are free of charge and provide an opportunity to ensure we understand your vision.

How often should I clean my new piercing?

Proper aftercare is essential for healing piercings. Your piercer will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions, including how often to clean your piercing and the best products to use. Following these instructions diligently will help promote healing and prevent infection.

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