Caring for Your Tattoo

Tattoo Pre-care Instructions:

  1. Make sure you eat a GOOD meal before coming to the shop. Not just a “bag of chips,” but a REAL meal.  You burn calories while being tattooed, so you need to consume a lot to be able to make it through the whole sitting without feeling dizzy. We don’t want you to pass out!
  2. Shower and have the area to be tattooed clean and prepared.
  3. Stay sober the night before.
  4. Have a restful and adequate night’s sleep!

Tattoo Aftercare Instructions:

  1. Gently remove bandage 1-2 hours after procedure.
  2. Wash tattoo using clean hands and antibacterial pump soap, such as Dial or Softsoap.
  3. Pat dry using a clean paper towel and allow to air dry.
  4. Let it breathe.
  5. Apply a thin layer of Hustle Butter up to three times a day for 2 to 3 days.
  6. Switch to a fragrance free lotion (i.e., Lubriderm) as needed.

Most Important Factors in Healing a Tattoo:

  • Cleanliness (never touch with dirty hands).
  • Allow it to breathe.
  • Light moisture.
  • Protect it from the sun.
  • No additional trauma to the skin.
  • No water logging or soaking in a bathtub or swimming in a pool.
  • If you have any additional questions please give us a call at (978) 744-9393.