Two Pillars Tattoo

121 East Main Street - Richmond, Va 23219 - 804-228-1000

Two Pillars Tattoo

We make great tattoos and we’re not assholes

A tattoo is more than just a piece of art and a way to assert your personal style. It’s a medical procedure too, because the artist uses a needle to insert the ink underneath your skin.

Caring for your tattoo may help prevent infections  and ensure that the tattoo heals properly. Both you and your tattoo artist play equal roles in this process. Along with going to a licensed and reputable tattoo artist, you need to take care of your new tattoo at home.

How to care for your tattoo

Aftercare starts as soon as your tattoo is done.


Before You Leave Two Pillars Tattoo Your Artist Will Apply A Bandage On Your New Tattoo. Keep The Bandage On For 4 Days If Possible

Shower as normal

While in the shower, use hand as a squeegee to remove plasma from under the bandage

When to remove the bandage

On the fourth day remove the bandage.  Remove the bandage under warm running water.  Wash it with soap and warm water.  Pat dry with paper towel. 

Apply Lotion

After drying, apply a thin layer of fragrance-free, white lotion or  cocoa butter.  Re-apply whenever tattoo feels or looks dry.  * Do not overmoisturize

Do Not:

Swim or enter a hot tub until healed.

Do not pick or scratch until healed.