- Leave bandage on for at least 2 hours.
- Remove bandage, wash tattoo well, using a liquid anti – bacterial soap. ( best if washed in shower)
- Gently pat tattoo dry with clean paper towel.
- Apply a thin layer of Aquaphor ( if you’r not allergic ). [Repeat 3 times a day for the first 3 days.]
FOR LARGER TATTOOS
Wrap with plastic wrap (saran wrap) for the first 3 nights before sleep. Wash well, dry, apply a generous amount of Aquaphor, and then wrap tattoo. Remove wrap in morning and wash well.
The 4th day, after washing, switch to a mild lotion. (Aveeno, Lubriderm)
For the next 4 to 5 days wash, then apply lotion.
No sun tanning, swimming, hot tubs, picking, scratching, or tight clothes on your new tattoo. After 2 weeks, be sure to apply sun block if exposed to the sun.