A successful heal of a tattoo is going to depend almost entirely on how you take care of it. Each Perfect Image location provides an aftercare package that contains everything you need for a successful healing, with products that we know work.


Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser

This is a mild, unscented soap that is gentle enough to clean your new tattoo without drying out the skin. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly before you clean your tattoo. Using a small amount of Cetaphil® on your finger, gently rub all over the new tattoo for 30 seconds and then rinse well. 


After Inked
After Inked™ is perfectly formulated for the healing of tattoos. It is paraben-free, fragrance-free, and gluten-free. It is non-petroleum based and safe for all skin types. After Inked is also cruelty-free! Using very little lotion, apply a thin layer of After Inked all over the tattoo and rub it in, blotting off the excess. 

Along with daily care for your tattoo there are some things that should be avoided:


Don't Pick It

Your tattoo will get flaky, even a bit scabby. It is crucial that you do not pick the skin or scabs, let them fall off naturally. Removing the skin prematurely will pull out pigment from your new tattoo. Wear light clothing, if possible, and protect your tattoo from dust, sand, and pet hair for the first week. Ensure your sheets and clothes are clean as well to prevent infection.


Don't Soak It

You should avoid swimming polls, hot tubs, lakes, saunas. and baths until the tattoo is completely healed.


Don't Sun It

The damaging UV rays of the sun will cause a healing tattoo to fade. Once the tattoo is fully healed you can use a sunblock with a high SPF to protect your tattoo from fading.


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call your local Perfect Image location or just stop by any time, and we'll be sure to help you out!