Welcome to BleedInk! We take pride in delivering exceptional tattoo services, and your satisfaction is our top priority. We want to ensure your new artwork heals beautifully and remains vibrant for years to come. Proper aftercare is crucial for the longevity and appearance of your tattoo, and to support you through this journey, we've put together a comprehensive day-by-day guide to help you take care of your new tattoo.

Day 1: The First 24 Hours

  • Keep the initial bandage on for the recommended period (usually a few hours) to protect the fresh tattoo from contaminants.
  • Gently remove the bandage and cleanse your tattoo with lukewarm water and mild, fragrance-free soap.
  • Pat the tattoo dry with a clean towel and allow it to air dry for a few minutes.
  • Apply a thin layer of our recommended aftercare ointment to keep the tattoo moisturized and promote healing.

Days 2 - 3

  • Wash your tattoo gently 2-3 times a day using mild soap and water.
  • Continue applying the aftercare ointment after each wash to maintain optimal moisture levels.
  • Avoid direct sunlight and prolonged contact with water (e.g., swimming or baths) during this time.

Days 4 - 7

  • You may experience some peeling and itching during this phase. Refrain from scratching or picking at the tattoo to prevent damage.
  • Continue with the gentle washing routine and moisturize your tattoo as needed.
  • Avoid wearing tight or abrasive clothing over the tattoo to prevent irritation.
  • Refrain from re-bandaging the tattoo unless specifically advised by our artists or a medical professional.

Days 8 - 14

  • Your tattoo should begin to heal more noticeably during this period.
  • Continue with the washing and moisturizing routine but gradually reduce the frequency of aftercare ointment application.
  • Protect your tattoo from direct sunlight with loose clothing or by using sunscreen with a high SPF when exposed to the sun.
  • Avoid saunas and hot tubs during the healing process, as heat and steam can be detrimental to a healing tattoo.

Days 15 - 21

  • Your tattoo should be mostly healed by this stage, but healing times can vary.
  • Continue to protect your tattoo from the sun using sunscreen as needed.
  • If there's any lingering redness or irritation, apply the aftercare ointment as required.
  • Patience is key during this phase of healing; allow your tattoo to go through the natural healing process without interference.

Days 22 Onward

  • Your tattoo should be fully healed by this time, and most peeling and itching should have subsided.
  • Continue using sunscreen when needed to maintain the vibrancy of your tattoo.
  • Regularly moisturize your skin to keep it healthy and preserve your tattoo's appearance.
  • If you have any concerns or questions during the healing process, don't hesitate to seek professional advice from our experienced tattoo artists or consult a medical professional.

At BleedInk, we believe that a tattoo is not just an artwork; it's a symbol of self-expression and personal significance. As you embark on this transformative journey, we invite you to embrace the beauty of your new tattoo and cherish the experience it represents.

Thank you for choosing BleedInk, and we look forward to being a part of your tattoo journey. If you have any questions or need further assistance during the aftercare process, our experienced tattoo artists are here to support you every step of the way. Let's create a masterpiece together!