Tattoo Aftercare Pointers


Your bandage is waterproof and breathable, so you can leave it on for 2–3 days without worrying about it. You may see ink seepage and plasma building up underneath your bandage. Do not panic! It is part of the healing process.


♡ Leave your Ultraderm bandage on for 2–3 days, then gently peel off of tattoo (go slow, and have a friend support your tattoo while peeling!) after a warm shower.

♡ Gently use fingers to wash with a mild fragrance-free soap and cool water. After air-drying, keep your tattoo extra-moisturized with a bit of unscented ointment. I love Waxelene for my own tattoos as a petrolatum alternative. Lubriderm, Curel, or Aquaphor also work well.

♡ Don’t lay out in the sun or soak in any bodies of water. No thanks, errant bacteria!

♡ Repeat this cleaning process along with lots of moisturizer until it is fully healed.


You may notice redness, swelling, or tenderness as you heal. This is normal, but it should not last longer than a few days.
If you develop a fever, notice drainage that smells foul, or red streaks forming around your tattoo, go to the emergency room immediately.