Wyld Chyld Tattoo Aftercare Instructions
Your artist will provide you with their own preferred methods for aftercare. Please follow their directions carefully! In the event you cannot contact your artist and need further instructions, you can view our guidelines below:
Day Of Tattoo
Days One And Two
For the first day or two, your tattoo may require more cleaning or blotting as the traumatized skin will still be seeping a small amount of fluid. Apply the aftercare ointment provided to you (we recommend Redemption Tattoo Aftercare, AfterInked, or Lubriderm. Do NOT use Vaseline, aquaphor, or any petroleum based ointments. Ask your artist before you use anything not listed here!) Apply to the tattoo as needed when the area feels tight or dry. Massage a very small amount of product into the skin to keep the tattoo slightly moist, but NOT smothered/overly saturated. Use just enough product to make the tattoo slightly shiny and blot off any excess. Your skin needs to breathe and preventing it from doing so can result in a longer healing period and/or excess scabbing. To ensure that excess moisture is not trapped under the surface, blot and air-dry after each washing.
During the first two nights it is best to keep the tattoo uncovered, not under any clothing or sheets. Pigment loss can happen if the tattooed skin becomes stuck to fabric in this early stage. If it does happen, pour warm water over the fabric and remove very gently.
During the healing period your new tattoo should never stay submerged in water. Limit yourself to taking short showers until the tattoo has finished peeling and do not take any baths. It is also important to keep your tattoo protected from the sun and dirty environments, as it is still an open wound at this time. All activities involving water submersion or sun exposure can usually be resumed in two weeks. The longer you protect the tattoo from sun exposure the better. If you must expose your tattoo to sunlight, be sure to use sun block of at least 30SPF.