Tattoo Aftercare – We are along for the ride with you the whole way
Taking care of a new tattoo requires special tattoo aftercare, without good care, a tattoo can heal in ways that are not flattering. The No Regrets staff has a wealth of experience and is here to help make sure you have what you need after the ink has dried.
From the idea that starts it all, all the way to the next tattoo, we are here for you. A great tattoo requires great tattoo aftercare. The good news is that we can help you take care of your new piece of art so that it looks as good as it did on the first day until you are old and gray.
Tattoo Aftercare instructions
1. Leave the bandage alone
2. Wash & Treat
Then pat (do not rub) the area firmly with a CLEAN towel or paper towel to get it completely dry. Follow with a very light application of your choice of ointment. A&D vitamin enriched ointment would be my first choice, but if you don’t have any, Bacitracin or a similar antibacterial ointment is acceptable.
**Do not use Neosporin. This is a wonderful product for cuts and scrapes, but not for tattoos. Some can have an allergic reaction to the Neosporin, which causes little red bumps. When the bumps go away, so does the ink, and you end up with a polka-dotted tattoo.**
3. Specialty Products and Lotions
After that, continue to keep it clean, but you can use lotion when needed instead of ointment, to keep the skin soft. Whatever lotion you use, it should be dye and fragrance free. A lot of artists recommend Lubriderm, but I have found that Lubriderm stings when I apply it. Instead, I have had great success with Eucerin.
4. Bathing, Showering, Hot Tubs, & Swimming
5. Scabbing & Peeling
6. Protection From The Sun
Tattoo FAQ's and resources
Where should I get my tattoo?
How should I tell you what I want?
Does it hurt?
How should I prepare to get a tattoo?
Can you cover an old tattoo or even a scar?
What if I have no idea what I want?
Holla At Us
2308 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix AZ 85016
Let's be friends
What they say on Yelp
Don't be shy, give us a shout
Walk Ins Welcome
We Also Take Appointments
About No Regrets
No Regrets Tattoo Parlor was established in 1999 in Arizona. We are independently owned and offer one-of-a-kind custom designs by the best tattoo artists in the West..