Care & Policy

Basic Tattoo Care

Here are the basic ideal ways to care for your tattoo. These are elementary things that go a long, long way to making sure the work you pay for stays excellent.

  • Remove bandage between 1-5 hours after finishing your tattoo.
  • Wash tattoo with soap, warm water, and fingertips only immediately after removing the bandage. (No washcloths/loofas)
  • Rinse, clean, and pat dry with a clean bath or paper towel.
  • LET THE TATTOO DRY OUT! Oxygen will help the wound close and recover quickly.
  • Wash three times daily for the first 2-3 days. Switch to once a day in the shower after day 3.
  • When the tattoo is itchy, tight, or uncomfortable from being dried out, apply a thin layer of unscented moisturizing lotion to alleviate the discomfort. (Lotion is for comfort only, not a necessity to the healing process)
  • Do not soak or pick at your tattoo. Avoid prolonged, direct sunlight and voluntary profuse sweating for ten days-2 weeks.
Raleigh Tattoo Co.


  • All people are welcome.
  • You must be over the age of 18 to get tattooed.
  • All sales are final.
  • All deposits are non-refundable.
  • Cash only for tattoos, deposits, and gift certificates.
  • Free touch-ups for any tattoo up to a year from the healing process.
  • There are no stupid questions; we are here to help.
  • Email or call us for any and all inquiries.