Tattoo Aftercare

How Do I Take Care of My Tattoo?

Second Skin Bandage

Second Skin Bandage is a type of wrap that is applied once a tattoo is complete. It is a layer of flexible adhesive plastic that covers a fresh tattoo like a second layer of skin. 

It is easy to apply and remove and protects your tattoo. The bandages are waterproof and can be worn in the shower. 

Once applied, the bandage will stay in place for 3 days for line work or 6 days for color pieces. During that time, your new tattoo will be protected from bacteria or contaminants. It will also be protected from rubbing against clothes or linens such as towels or bed sheets. 

In most cases, this type of bandages also offers faster healing. This is because it holds in the body’s natural healing processes and prevents the tattoo from drying out. 

With that being said, it is completely normal for ink & blood to pool under the bandage. This does not mean that your tattoo is ‘falling out’, it is simply residual or extra ink that the body is naturally pushing out in the form of plasma. 

Do not remove the bandage prematurely. If it starts to leak, please contact us and we will apply another piece of Second Skin. 

What Products Do We Recommend?

Lecter's tattoo care tattoo butter

Dove antibacterial

Dial ANtibacterial

We offer one FREE touch up after the tattoo is totally healed, which should be at least 2 weeks. Contact the shop to schedule.