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Tattoo Aftercare Instructions

  1. Choose an aftercare product that is specifically formulated to be used on a fresh tattoo.
  2. DO NOT use Vaseline, Noxema, Neosporin, Bactine, etc. on the tattooed area!
  3. Over the counter products were never intended to be used as tattoo aftercare

How do I take care of my new tattoo in the first 72 hours?

  • Never touch your new tattoo without first washing your hands thoroughly with a mild soap like SimpleCleanse.
  • Remove the bandage or wrapping applied by the artist in a clean, familiar environment within 1-3 hrs of arriving home.
  • Immediately wash tattoo with a mild soap like SimpleCleanse.
  • Do not scrub. Pat your tattoo dry with a clean, disposable paper towel.
  • Do not re-bandage your fresh tattoo! Your tattoo is an open wound and must be allowed to “breathe”.
  • Continue to wash the tattooed area gently 2-3 times daily (or as needed) with SimpleCleanse.
  • Always wash your hands again after touching your fresh tattoo!

How Do I Take Care of My New Tattoo after the first 72 Hours?

  • Wash your hands and tattoo with a mild soap like SimpleCleanse.
  • Apply a very thin coat of an aftercare product like Tat2Butt’r or SimpleShield to the tattooed area.
  • Rub the product in well. If the area appears glossy from the product, then you have applied too much.
  • Apply the aftercare product throughout the day as needed to keep the area from drying out.
  • Do not over-saturate your new tattoo with aftercare products! This will only “smother” your tattoo and prolong your healing time.
  • Do not let the area dry out! Apply additional aftercare product whenever the tattoo feels “tight” or “itchy”.
  • If a scab should form, Don’t Pick At It! This could “pull out” parts of your tattoo!!

Piercing Aftercare Instructions

  1. Choose an aftercare product that is specifically formulated to be used on a piercing.
  2. DO NOT use Vaseline, Neosporin, Bactine, Alcohol etc. on a fresh piercing!
  3. Over the counter products were never intended to be used as piercing aftercare. Cleaning a Piercing
  • Always wash your hands with a mild soap like SimpleCleanse before touching your fresh piercing.
  • Touching your piercing with dirty hands can easily result in an infection.
  • While in the shower wash away any crusted matter from the jewelry and the area surrounding the piercing.
  • Spray a small amount of SimpleCleanse directly onto your piercing and gently clean your piercing and surrounding area.
  • Wait 30 seconds, and then let water run over the piercing and thoroughly rinse the soap off of your skin. Piercing Aftercare Spray
  • Ensure hands and piercing are clean and rinsed using a mild soap like SimpleCleanse
  • To reduce redness and irritation of a fresh piercing, spray a small amount of SimpleCare directly on your piercing 2 to 3 times per day for the first 72 hours after your procedure
  • Use as needed after the first 72 hours
  • Allow to dry and do not wipe off
  • Please wash hands again with SimpleCleanse after handling your piercing
  • Continue to use SimpleCare when ever your healed piercing is irritated.
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