Achieve optimal results through proper care of your tattoo.
After 1-2 hours, remove the bandage gently and wash with warm water and mild soap. DO NOT REBANDANGE. We recommend you use a clean hand to wash the tattoo, not a washcloth or loofa. Lightly pat with a clean, dry towel to dry it.
Apply a thin film of A&D Ointment, Bacitracin, or the like 3 times a day for the next 3 days. Be sure the tattoo is clean and dry before applying new ointment. After 3 days discontinue the ointment and use a hand lotion like Aveeno, Lubriderm, or anything non-scented due to alcohol, until skin returns to its pre-tattoo condition.
Stay out of sunlight and tanning booths until tattoo is healed, at least 7-10 days.
Do not soak tattoo in tub, sauna, Jacuzzi or go swimming while your new tattoo is healing. Showers are fine.
Do not rub or pick the treated area while it is healing. Loss of color and/or infection could occur.
Do not wear tight clothing or any garments on or near the tattoo for 3-4 days.
Extreme sun and exposure over the years can and will fade your tattoo. This can be minimized by using a strong sunscreen, at least SPF25.
Your tattoo should heal in 2-3 weeks.