Due to COVID-19, please call the store for new tattoo work for any questions about our current procedures. Please pardon our dust! Although we are still open and making ?legendary?tattoos at this very moment, the New Republic Tattoo location, Facebook page and website are under construction. Contact your artist directly for booking info ~ or ~ text Sarah @260.416.6213 xoxo

Aftercare

WHAT SHOULD I DO TO HEAL MY TATTOO PROPERLY?

Healing a tattoo properly is as important as the tattooing process itself.  So please follow these aftercare guidelines.  A new tattoo will be bandaged at the end of the appointment.  Afterwards, please:

DO:

  • Leave the bandage on for a hour
  • Carefully remove bandage and wash tattoo with an unscented liquid soap using only your fingertips (do not scrub)
  • Apply a thin layer of Aquaphor or A&D 3 times a day for 3 days
  • On the 4th day, begin using a fragrance free lotion as often as needed to keep the skin from drying out
  • Continue using the lotion for the remainder of two weeks or until completely healed

DO NOT:

  • Pick, scratch or shave the healing tattooed area
  • Tan in a bed or direct sunlight
  • Submerge tattoo in water for extended periods of time
  • Wear clothing that rubs or constricts the tattooed area