Congratulations on your new tattoo! In order to properly care for your tattoo, you will need:
- Unscented liquid antibacterial/antimicrobial soap
- Ointment- A&D or Aquaphor
- Unscented Lotion- Lubriderm or Curel
ALWAYS wash hands before touching or washing your new tattoo.
Take short showers and avoid getting shampoo or bodywash on healing tattoo.
Things to Avoid:
Swimming, sun exposure, tanning, dirty jobs, working out, baths, wearing tight clothing, etc. until your tattoo is completely healed.
Remove bandage after a few hours or when you get home.
Wash tattoo with soap and luke-warm water (use your fingers only, avoid rags or abrasive material!)
After rinsing, pat dry with clean paper towel.
Allow the tattoo to air-dry for about 10 minutes before applying a very thin layer of ointment
Be sure to sleep on clean sheets and blankets and avoid sleeping directly on new tattoo if possible.
2nd & 3rd Day:
Wash tattoo 2-3 times per day. (Morning, Evening, and before bed)
After washing, pat dry with clean paper towel.