What To Do

Remove your bandage after 1 hour. 

Wash with warm water and anti-bacterial soap (such as gold dial)
Scrub the tattoo with your finger tips to remove as much blood

and plasma as possible.

Dab dry with clean paper towel

Let it air dry 5-10 minutes.

Apply water based, unscented hand lotion.

Wash your tattoo at least 2-3 times per day and apply waterbased, nonscented lotion, such as Aveno or Lubriderm. Continue to do this for the next 2 weeks. 

If scabbing occurs allow the scabs to fall off on their own. 


What To Avoid 


While healing avoid direct sunlight and tanning beds. 

Avoid submerging in water, showering is fine but avoid swimming, soaking, hot-tubs, etc. 

Avoid picking and scratching. When your tattoo itches lightly tap it to take the itch away and allow any scabbing to fall off on its own. 

Avoid tight clothing, that could irritate the skin. 
Avoid rewrapping the tattoo, allow the tattoo to breathe.

If you have any questions or concerns about your new tattoo, feel free to call the shop any time and we will be happy to help.  


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Hand & Dagger Tattoo
3111 Wyandotte Street
Suite 207 
Kansas City MO 64111


Open Tuesday - Saturday

12:00pm to 8:00pm