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Caring for Your New Tattoo

Once your artist has finished his or her work and you have left our studio, it's up to you to take good care of your new tattoo, piercing or body art. Taking care of your tattoo is just as important as your tattoo selection! It's very important that you follow these aftercare guidelines.

Tattoos: the Seven-Step Plan

Tattooing involves piercing thousands of tiny holes in the skin at rapid speed. Your skin reacts to this as it would to any other wound, and it takes some time for the body to heal and the tattoo to set. At this stage, proper care is of the utmost importance to avoid dangerous infections that can ruin your tattoo and cause health problems.

To ensure proper care of your new tattoo, we recommend you follow these seven essential steps:

  • Remove the bandage after about an hour; until then, don't touch!
  • Wash the entire tattoo area gently with cold/luke-warm water and a neutral or antibacterial soap.
  • Pat the area dry.
  • Apply a thin layer of moisturizer as reccomended by your artist.
  • Never scratch the skin, pick at scabs or peel at the tattoo! We know it itches ... deal with it.
  • Avoid baths (showers are okay), swimming pools etc. and keep the tattooed area shielded from direct sunlight for at least two weeks.
  • Always apply high-SPF sunblock to the tattoo area before exposing it to direct sunlight after it has healed if you will be in direct sunlight.

If you follow these seven steps, your tattoo should set nicely within roughly two weeks. By the way, the same procedures apply to cosmetic tattoos. Don't forget to come back to our studio for a free checkup!

Where to Find Us:

Mr Tattoo

673 High Street

Burlington City, NJ 08016

(609) 614-7646



Studio Hours

Tattoo artists are available by appointment and for walk-in customers during the following hours:

Sun: 12pm - lights out

Mon:12pm - lights out

Tue:12pm - lights out

Wed:12pm - lights out

Thu:12pm - lights out

Fri:12pm - lights out

Sat:12pm - lights out

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