Keep tattoo covered for at least 1 hour and no longer than 8 hours.
After removing bandage, wash tattoo and surrounding area with water and mild soap. (If bandage sticks to your tattoo, soak it in water until it falls off.)
Rinse away all surface blood, plasma, ointment and remaining soap.
Always blot try (don't rub) until tattoo is completely healed.
Do not re-bandage tattoo.
Do not apply alcohol, peroxide, or betadine to tattoo.
Do not rub, pick or scratch your tattoo.
(If you must itch, pat the tattooed area.)
Apply a thin layer of bacitracin or A&D ointment.
(Do not use neosporin.)
Do this 4 to 8 times per day for the first 2 days to keep from drying out.
After 2 days (depending on the rate of healing) switch to a high quality, fragrance free lotion for the remainder of the healing time. (i.e., keri, aveeno, eucerin, aquaphor).
Keep skin moist, not wet.
Keep pets away from healing tattoo.
Tattoo will 'peel' in about one week. It will look dull and as if the color is coming off. This is normal! It is simply the dead skin shedding. Your fresh tattoo will be underneath.
Do not expose tattoo to sunlight for at least 2 weeks.
Do not soak in bathtub, hot tub, lakes or pools for 2 weeks.
If the area around the tattoo becomes increasingly red, discontinue lotion, let tattoo dry out, and wash with an antibacterial soap and water 3 times daily.
In the even of an infection of the tattoo, please consult with your physician.
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Congratulations on your new tattoo!