Anchor Tattoo aftercare


  • Leave bandage on overnight.
  • In the morning, remove the bandage and wash quickly, but thoroughly with hot water and mild soap.
  • Pat dry with a clean towel.
  • Avoid touching the new tattoo and cover only with clean, loose fitting clothes.
  • Avoid swimming or soaking in water. No hot tubs, baths or long showers.
  • Avoid exposure to direct sun.
  • If the tattoo appears dry after 3-4 days, apply a light layer of a mild, unscented hand lotion. Aquaphor, Lubriderm or Curell are all fine choices.   
  • Your new tattoo will go through a 'sloughing-off' period after the first week. This is completely normal.
  • Light scabbing may occur and is no cause for alarm.
  • Do not scratch or pick your new tattoo. 
  • Exercise common sense and your tattoo will heal quickly and remain bright for years to come. 
  • Do not listen to anyone else's advice on how to care for your tattoo! 

If you have any questions, please call your artist at Anchor Tattoo.