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  • Keep bandage on 3-4 days. Gently peel the Derm Shield by pulling it slowly from the edge back over itself (removal under warm water will ease the process). Do NOT pull the bandage upwards.

  • If there are any breaks or the bandage starts to lift, remove immediately and use traditional aftercare. 

  • Apply a thin layer of Griffin Salve, or non-scented lotion 3-5 times daily. 




  • Remove bandage within 1-3 hours (if bandaged).

  • Gently wash tattoo with non-scented liquid antibacterial soap and lukewarm water. 

  • Do NOT scrub or use a washcloth. Pat dry with single-use paper towel. 

  • Apply a very thin coating of Aquafor or whatever healing balm your artist recommends. Do NOT use use Neosporin or other triple antibiotic ointments. 

  • Be sure to wash tattoo each and every time before applying Aquafor/balm.

  • Continue to wash and apply a thin layer of Aquafor/balm 3-5 times daily for the next 3 days. 

  • After 3 days, begin to apply a layer of non-scented lotion 3-5 times daily. 

  • Around day 4 the tattoo will begin to flake and peel, it may even scab slightly. This is normal. 

  • Do NOT itch or scratch your tattoo during this time period. Let the dead skin flake off on its own. 




  • Avoid sunburn and any standing water (pools, lakes, oceans, hot tubs, bathtubs, etc.) until your tattoo is completely healed. 

  • In the event mild scabbing occurs, do NOT pick at or attempt to “wash off” the scab. Allow it to heal up by itself. 

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