Tattoo Aftercare Procedure


  • Tattoos are Permanent so please take care of it.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before and after touching a healing tattoo.
  • Leave your bandage on for 4 to 6 hours.  Do not re-bandage.  If the bandage sticks, soak it off gently with water.
  • With clean hands gently wash your tattoo with anti-bacterial or anti-microbial liquid soap until excess ointment and fluids are off.  Do not use a wash cloth or exfoliate your tattoo.
  • Gently pat your tattoo dry with a clean soft cloth or paper towel.
  • Allow the tattoo to air dry 10 to 20 minutes before applying a small amount of ointment.  Aquaphor, A&D ointment, or colour and fragrance free hand lotion can be used.
  • Repeat the cycle of washing, drying, and ointment application for the first 3 to 5 days.  While the tattoo feels tender.
  • Continue to wash the tattoo and apply ointment 2 or more times per day until the tattoo is fully healed.
  • Do not pick, scratch, or peel your new tattoo.
  • Do not expose your tattoo to wind, sun, or tanning beds until completely healed.  After which  SPF 30 to 50 sunblock is recommended.
  • Do not submerge your tattoo for at least 2 weeks.  No hot baths, hot tubs, swimming, or saunas.  Showers are fine.
  • Do not use Hydrogen Peroxide, or Rubbing Alcohol on your tattoo.
  • Do not wear tight clothing or nylons over your tattoo until fully healed.
  • Avoid excessive sweating and gym equipment. 
  • Your tattoo healing time is 2 to 3 weeks on average.
  • Consult with a health care provider if any signs of allergic reaction or infection appear.  These signs would include but are not limited to increased redness or swelling, the tattoo is painful to the touch, a prolonged fever in the procedure area, and or the discharge from the tattoo becomes green or yellowish in colour often accompanied with a foul odor.   


   If you have any questions or concerns please contact your tattoo artist at the following address:


Bearded Lady Custom Tattoo Company LLC

736 West Colorado Ave.

Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905

(719) 964-1601