Tattoo aftercare using Aquaphor©

  • For the next 5 nights:
  • wash your hands
  • wash tattoo with anti-bacterial soap and your hand (DO NOT SCRUB)
  • let tattoo air dry for 15 minutes
  • cover entire tattoo with a thin layer of Aquaphor
  • wrap tattoo in plastic-wrap
  • sleep with plastic-wrap on tattoo
  • in the morning, wash hands, remove wrap, wash tattoo and let air dry (as above)
  • apply a thin layer of Aquaphor
  • if the tattoo feels dry during the day apply a little more


If you think an infection is present contact Ritual at (319)266-5103. If an infection is present, you will need to see a physician