Leave the bandage on for 6-24 hours.

After removing the bandage, wash thoroughly with mild soap and warm water. A final rinse with ice cold water will seal the tattoo and prevent it from weeping etc. Do not re-bandage! After 24-36 hours wash the tattoo again, allow 2-3 hours to air dry and then apply a mild, unscented lotion such as Lubriderm or Aveno. Apply lotion sparingly 1-2 times daily, work the lotion into the tattoo thoroughly and remove any excess gently. Continue until the tattoo is healed. Avoid swimming, hot tubs, suntanning, picking, scratching etc until your tattoo is fully healed. Approx 1 1/2- 2 weeks.

If you have ANY questions or concerns please contact us directly at the URGE 3 Tattooing.


How am I supposed to wash my tattoo?

Wash tattoo with clean hands, warm water and mild hand soap.

What kind of lotions or creams can I use on my tattoo? How long should I be using it?

Apply a thin layer of non-scented, non-colored hand lotion (A+D ointment or aquaphor) from one week to one month, depending on the size of tattoo. (Lubriderm or Aveno)

When and how often should I repeat the cleaning process?

Repeat the process morning and night, or after any time your tattoo was exposed to dirt, heavy sweating, or any outside elements.

Can I expose my tattoo to sun or water?

No swimming, soaking, or suntanning for at least 3 weeks. This does not mean you can’t take a shower, this means you can’t soak, do not pick or scratch tattoo.