Good Vibrations Tattoo LLC

9770 S Maryland Pkwy #4, Las Vegas, NV 89183

(702) 529-8423


  1. Always wash your hands before touching your tattoo.
  2. When you get home: Remove bandage after 2 hours after getting your tattoo. Do not re-bandage. Treat
    the tattoo as an open wound.
  3. Wash your tattoo with an anti-bacterial liquid soap. Be gentle, do not use a washcloth or anything that
    will exfoliate your tattoo. Only use your hands.(If your tattoo feels slimy and slippery, you have probably been oozing plasma. Try to gently remove as much of this as possible—when the plasma dries on the skin surface, it creates scabs.)
  4. Gently pat your tattoo dry with a paper towel. Do not rub or use a fabric with a rough surface.
  5. The first 3-4 days: Rub a small amount of lotion/ointment on your tattoo. You may use an unscented
    lotion (with no alcohol in the lotion) like Cetaphil or an A & D vitamin enriched ointment – whatever you know you’re not allergic to. Always use clean hands and do not place your fingers back into the ointment after touching your tattoo. Make sure to rub the ointment in so that it is not shiny, or greasy– you want the thinnest amount possible. Pat off any excess ointment with a clean paper towel. Do not use Vaseline, petroleum, Neosporin, or Bag Balm. Wash, dry, and apply lotion/ointment 1-3 times daily, as needed.
  6. On the first night, you may want to wrap your tattoo in saran wrap to prevent sticking to your bedding. Do not use any cloth bandages or pads, as the fibers of this material can adhere to your open tattoo and hinder the healing process.
  7. Wear clean, soft clothing over your tattoo for the first 2 weeks–nothing abrasive or irritating. For a foot tattoo: go barefoot as much as possible. If you must wear shoes, first wrap your clean tattoo in saran wrap, then cover with a clean cotton sock before putting on your shoe. Avoid sandals or flip-flops for this period to prevent chafing and damage to the tattoo.
  8. After day 3 or 4: On the 3rd or 4th day your tattoo will begin to peel. This is normal! Do not pick at the skin. Begin using a mild, white, unscented lotion, free of dyes or perfumes.
  9. Use lotion for a minimum of 2 weeks, 1-2 times daily.


  • Do not pick, scratch, peel, slap, rub or irritate your tattoo.
  • You can shower, but you may not soak your tattoo for 2 weeks. No swimming, soaking, or hot tub.
  • You may not expose your tattoo to the sun for at least 3 weeks, after that you must use sunblock.
  • Do not wear abrasive materials, jewelry, or shoes that rub against your tattoo.
  • Do not let anyone touch your tattoo unless they wash their hands.
  • Beware of gym equipment; wash it well before using it.



Some people might develop an allergic reaction after getting a tattoo. This is usually related to the ink and not the needling process itself. Symptoms of an allergic reaction from tattoos can include a red rash, hives, swelling, and severe itchiness. Seek prompt medical attention. Note: Severe allergic reaction may include difficulty breathing and constricted airway; if you have any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.


  • Do wash your hands thoroughly prior to cleaning or touching your piercing for any reason.
  • Spray with sterile saline wound wash while healing.
  • Change linens on a regular basis.
  • Downsize jewelry as recommended by your piercer please contact your piercer if you have any questions or concerns about your piercing.


  • Don’t touch, move, rotate, or sleep on your piercing
  • Don’t clean your piercing or the surrounding area with any chemicals like alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, ear care solution, etc.
  • Don’t apply any ointments to your piercing
  • Don’t let your piercing contact anyone else’s bodily fluids.
  • Don’t rotate or force the jewelry to move during healing.
  • Don’t take advice from anyone other than a professional piercer.


  • Rinse with mouthwash not containing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide.
  • Rinse with water anytime you eat, drink or smoke
  • Avoid spicy or acidic foods and avoid using straws.
  • Ice and cold drinks are good for the swelling as well as ibuprofen.


The most common symptom of an infection is a rash or red, bumpy skin around the area of the procedure. In some cases, your skin may just be irritated because of the needle, especially if you have sensitive skin. If this is the case, your symptoms should fade after a few days. If these symptoms continue for a week or more, consult a physician.

Additionally, seek prompt medical care if you experience any of the following:

  • fever
  • waves of heat and cold
  • abnormal shivering
  • swelling of the tattooed area
  • pus coming out of the area
  • red lesions around the area
  • red streaking from the area
  • areas of hard, raised tissue

If an adverse reaction or infection develops at the site of your tattoo, contact your personal physician for treatment and report to Southern Nevada Health District Special Programs at (702) 759-0677 or
Disclaimer: These aftercare instructions are not medical advice, but rather should be used as a general guide. The included list of potential side effects is not exhaustive, and patrons are advised to conduct thorough research of the potential side effects prior to any body art procedure.

Patrons should seek attention from licensed medical professionals for medical treatment or advice.


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