CBTAT2 - Custom Tattoos, Portraits, Rework, Full Color, Body Piercing

1809 S Belt Hwy
St Joseph, MO 64507

(816) 233-3480


After Care

CBTAT2 Aftercare On Tattoos

1. Leave bandage on for 1-2 hours, Then wash it with antibacterial soap & cool water gently and thoroughly removing vaseline and plasma. Allow to air dry or carefully pat dry with paper towel. Be aware the tattoo is an open wound, don’t forget that.

2. Don’t apply ointment until the second day as the vaseline applied after tattoo will stay in the skin and be sufficient until second day.We recommend Eucerin Intensive Repair. Don’t overdue the ointment because you tattoo needs to breathe if it’s to heal properly. We don’t recommend any ointment containing petroleum such as Aquaphor, A&D, Bacitracin etc…

3. Wash your tattoo with antibacterial soap & cool water daily 2-3 times a day and after air drying apply thin coat of Eucerin. A good indicator of when to do this if tattoo gets achy, which means it’s drying out.

4. You can expect your new tattoo to be sensitive, red and swollen. Usually this goes away after a couple days but sometimes can last longer due to size, placement, style of tattoo (black & gray or full color) and general health of client. Also, it is normal for a new tattoo to weep for a couple of days. The fluid may be same color as tattoo, and doesn’t mean the ink is coming out.

5. After a few days to a week,a thin layer of skin will start to peel or flake such as from a sunburn, this is normal. Don’t pick or scratch at it, let nature take it’s course. Also, picking at it will pull out ink. It is essentially the scab is coming off.

6. Don’t soak your tattoo for at least two weeks after it’s been done, so no bathing or swimming (sauna is also not recommended). Showering is totally fine, in fact washing your tattoo in the shower is probably the easiest way to do it.

7. Your tattooist may advise you to avoid things for a longer period of time, Do what he says.

8. Don’t go to tanning bed or expose your tattoo to direct sunlight at least two weeks. UV rays damage the skin, and fade the tattoo color.

9. Don’t keep your tattoo moist; this may result in thick scab forming. This isn’t desired; it will slow down the healing process on the aftercare method, size, position and style of tattoo.

10. Your tattoo will take one to three weeks to heal. A full color tattoo will typically take longer to heal than grey shaded piece. If you get a rash, or any kind of unusual symptoms on or around tattoo you should contact your tattooist.