Tattoo aftercare instructions for a fresh tattoo

Following the aftercare instructions is essential for a new tattoo to heal well, even if the tattoo is well done.


Clean your hands before taking care of the tattoo!


  1. Remove the plastic wrap after two hours.
  2. Wash the tattoo with running warm water and soap. Clean by hand gently and thoroughly the fluid discharge.
  3. Dry with a clean towel and wrap the tattoo with plastic wrap again.
  4. During the first 48 hours, repeat steps 1 – 3 every two hours. wrap a fresh plastic wrap before going to sleep.
  5. 24 hours after you made the tattoo, apply a very thin layer of the ointment “Bepanthen Plus“. Dab it gently into the skin until the ointment will disappear.
  6. Apply the ointment for two weeks, three to five times a day.


  • Unclean hands might cause for infection to your tattoo.
  • Make sure the plastic wrap is tight on the skin, without any air pockets.
  • If you have any ointment leftovers on the tattoo (applied too much) wipe them off. In any case do not leave a thick layer of ointment on the tattoo.
  • Do not expose the tattoo to the sun, sea or pool for two weeks. No problem with showers.
  • You must not peel or scratch your tattoo!
  • Be sure to wear soft fabric clothes. Also, It’s very important to keep on a high level of general hygiene, including clothing and clean bedding.
  • Treat your tattoo well so it will look amazing for the rest of your life!

Do not hesitate to contact Aviv with any questions regarding the healing process