Golden & True

Tattoo After Care




  • Leave plastic wrap on for 2-3 hours.
  •  Before removing wrap, wash hands well with soap and warm water. 
  • After removing wrap, wash tattoo with warm water and mild unscented soap. Rinse and pat dry with a paper towel. (Do not use cloth towel) 
  • Use coconut oil or an unscented lotion sparingly after washing. (Be sure to rub this in well)  
  • Wash twice a day and apply oil/lotion until tattoo is healed. 
  • After a few days the tattoo may get flakey and begin to peel, don’t freak out! This is the natural healing process. It takes about 3 weeks for the tattoo to fully heal.


  • Scratch, peel or pick at the healing tattoo. 
  • Submerge your tattoo in water, including baths and swimming during the healing process. (Showers are fine) 
  • Use anything abrasive to clean your tattoo, wash cloths and sponges carry bacteria that could cause infection.
  • Expose tattoo to direct sunlight, protect with a high SPF so it will keep it’s sharpness and not fade.