Laser Tattoo Removal Aftercare

What to Expect

  • Some swelling, redness, bruising and/or tenderness

  • Blisters

  • Frosting or a white layer on the treated area

  • Scabbing, cracking, dry skin, flaking after a few days

  • Itching & irritation 

  • Clothing & bedding may stick to the treated area for the first few days

  • Healing takes about 4-8 weeks depending on immune system and amount of treatment 

  • Hypertrophic scarring may occur although very rare. Loss of Skin Pigment (bleached skin) may occur but is usually temporary 


What to Do


  • Leave the water proof bandage on for at least 24 hours and up to three days (as long as bandage seal over treated skin is 100% in tact - IF the seal is broken, IMMEDIATELY remove the bandage *see below*)

  • Remove in hot shower, the heat and steam help loosen the wrap

  • Wash the treated area when you shower with unscented soap and water (NEVER use scented soaps, goats milk or any other type of cleaning product) 

  • Dry with paper towel or allow to air dry

  • Always wash hands prior to touching the treated area & keep the area clean 

  • Apply unscented moisturizer after 24 hours 1-2 times a day. 

  • Do not be alarmed by blisters, apply moisturizer to the blistered area once they have popped

  • Do NOT over moisturize

  • You can apply a cool compress to the treated area to alleviate some of the discomfort and irritation 

  • You can take Tylenol for inflammation - do not take Aspirin as it will increase the risk of bleeding and bruising

  • Lightly slap the tattoo if it becomes itchy, never scratch or pick at the tattoo

  • You CAN shower with the wrap on the tattoo, as long as the seal is 100% over the treated skin

  • Stay Healthy: the healthier you are, the easier your body can heal 

  • Keep bedding & clothing clean. Try to wear loose fitting clothing in a soft fabric 

  • If pimples appear, reduce the amount of moisturizer you are applying and/or use a non oil based product

  • Wear SPF 25 or higher over the treated are for 3 months + following treatment 

  • Contact your doctor IMMEDIATELY if you develop a fever, the treated area becomes hot to the touch, honey colored crust, oozing, spreading redness, shortness of breath, dizziness or blurred vision 

What to Avoid

  • NEVER Pick at scabs or scratch the treated area 

  • Do NOT soak or submerge the treated skin: avoid baths, long showers, saunas, hot tubs, pools and natural bodies of water until ALL scabs are gone. If you have to go into water, you can purchase additional waterproof wraps from GRIM Studios

  • Avoid the sun & sun tanning - especially when a tattoo is fresh. UV rays cause tattoos to fade

  •  NEVER use products like Vaseline, coconut/almond/natural oils, essential oils, scented moisturizers, goats milk, Dettol, Betadine, Hydrogen Peroxide, baby oil, sea salts, epsom salts etc on a fresh tattoo

  • Do not over moisturize or clean

  • Do not allow jewelry or clothing to rub against the treated area until completely healed

  • Do not use perfumes or makeup on the treated area until completely healed

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