As a rule of thumb. Treat your tattoo as an open wound.
1. Wash your own hands before ever touching or cleaning your new Tattoo. Carefully & gently wash your new Tattoo with Liquid Dial Soap.
2. Air Dry after washed or gently pat dry with a fresh paper towel. Do not Re-use. Avoid wearing tight fitting clothing around area that will irritate it.
3.With clean hands apply a thin layer of ointment: Aquaphor
(tube is recommended) Fragrance Free* Less is more.
Another option is:
A+D ointment (tube is recommended)
BASIC RULES TO FOLLOW:
DO NOT GO SWIMMING + DO NOT GO INTO A HOT TUB + DO NOT WEAR TIGHT FITTING GARMENTS AROUND THAT SPECIFIC AREA THAT WAS TATTOOED + DO NOT GO INTO DIRECT SUNLIGHT + DO NOT LET PEOPLE TOUCH YOUR TATTOOS + TRY NOT STAND FOR PROLONGED HOURS OR DO ANY TYPE OF STRENUOUS HEAVY LIFTING + LAY OFF THE GYM UNTIL TATTOO IS FULLY HEALED + TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY WHILE HEALING AND KEEP AREA ELEVATED + REST TATTOOED AREA ON CLEAN SURFACES AKA CLEAN SHEETS + IF YOUR TATTOO STILL HAS A SHINE TO IT, IT IS STILL IN THE HEALING-PROCESS + EVERYONES BODY IS DIFFERENT AND WILL REACT DIFFERENTLY TO A TATTOO SPECIFICALLY, THE INKS USED, THE SIZE OF THE TATTOO, WHERE IT IS LOCATED ON ONE'S BODY ETC. + KEEP YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM UP DURING THE HEALING PROCESS + GET LOTS OF SLEEP + EAT GOOD + DRINK HEALTHY JUICES + DON'T PARTY HARD + IT MAY TAKE SOMEONE 2 WEEKS TO HEAL VS. ANOTHER PERSON 4 WEEKS +
PROPER AFTERCARE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS CREATING THE TATTOO +