Wash the tattoo immediately after removing the bandage, DO NOT SCRUB YOUR TATTOO
Use a simple soap without scents or dyes like Dove or Ivory
Make sure hands are clean before touching your tattoo, Lather soap into hands then gently rub soap onto tattoo.
Rinse your tattoo by either splashing water onto the tattoo or running it above the tattoo and rinsing it gently Be sure to rinse all the soap out of the tattoo but again, DO NOT SCRUB YOUR TATTOO.
Gently pat your tattoo dry
Moisturize the tattoo twice daily using either tattoo lotion or a simple moisturizing lotion free of scents and dyes, heavy oils or alcohol make sure your hands are clean. DO NOT USE POLYSPORIN OR VASELINE
Do not smother your tattoo, apply just enough lotion to keep it moist, carefully wipe excess lotion away from tattoo
Allow all scabs to remain on the tattoo as long as possible
DO NOT SOAK YOUR TATTOO. When taking baths or showers keep tattoo away from direct contact with water, do not scrub the tattoo always pat it dry
DO NOT SCRATCH YOUR TATTOO, When the tattoo gets itchy you may pat or slap the tattoo with clean hands
Wear loose clothing that will not rub against the tattoo and will allow it to breath
Do not drink alcohol for at least 12 hours after getting tattooed
Keep tattoo out of sun and water for at least 3 weeks
NO HOT TUBS, SAUNAS, TANNING or SWIMMING for at least 3 weeks
Keep your tattoo Dry and Clean for at least 3 weeks while continuing to moisturize 2 times a day
If you notice any kind of infection contact your doctor immediately