Tattoo Aftercare

How to Care for a New Tattoo

Your new tattoo is your baby. Take care of it by frequently washing with an unscented, antibacterial soap to avoid infection. It normally takes 2 to 4 weeks for your tattoo to be completely healed, but even after its healed, it’s important to keep it clean and moist.

Tattoo Aftercare Tips

  • Keep your tattoo clean and dry. Additionally, avoid soaking it in water for at least a month (showers are ok, baths are not). If your clothes are likely to rub on it, keep it covered.

  • Hydrate your skin. Moisturize tattooed skin three to four times a day for the first few weeks after it has healed.

  • Remember to wear a sunscreen. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight. Healed tattoos, especially colored ones, can fade in the sun – so when it’s completely healed, make sure your tattoo (and for that matter all of you) is covered in a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection (UVA and UVB) with an SPF of 30 or higher and water resistance.

How LUBRIDERM® can help

Lubriderm moisturizers add lost moisture back into the skin with a combination of nourishing ingredients that help soothe and replenish dry skin. 

Help keep tattooed skin looking its best with LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture Fragrance-Free Lotion. It’s fragrance-free, fortified with Vitamin B5 and skin-essential moisturizers. The clean-feeling, non-greasy formula absorbs in seconds and moisturizes for hours – in fact, it’s clinically shown to moisturize for 24 hours.