Leave the bandage on for at least two hours after getting the tattoo. If you get tattooed at night, leave the bandage on until the next morning.
After taking the bandage off, gently wash the tattoo with antibacterial soap and warm water, and then gently pat dry. It’s normal for it to sting. Stay away from scented soaps.
Apply a thin layer of moisturizer after cleaning the tattoo. Please use fragrance-free lotion, like Lubriderm, or Aquaphor. Do not use any petroleum-based products. Wipe off any excess moisturizer. Too much moisture will damage your tattoo.
Continue to clean and moisturize your tattoo several times a day for two weeks.
Don’t do this:
Showers are okay, but do not soak the tattoo (no baths, hot tubs, swimming, etc.)
Do not let the tattoo have direct sunlight for two weeks.
Do not scratch the tattoo. It will get itchy!
Do not pick the scabs. You will lift the ink from your skin and ruin the tattoo.