- Remove bandage - Wash tattoo with mild, anti-bacterial soap. Liquid Dial works well. Use your hand. No washcloth or loofa. - Allow to dry completely. Air dry or paper towel. - NO ointment for 48 hours. - Shower or wash your tattoo at least once a day. Your tattoo should be clean and dry always. - After a few days, apply a thin layer of unscented lotion once or twice a day. Standard Lubriderm or Aveeno work fine. It only needs lotion when it feels dry and tight. DO NOT OVER MOISTURIZE. - Your tattoo should flake like a sunburn in 10-14 days, revealing shiny, new skin. 10-21 days after that you should be fully healed.
DO NOT SWIM OR SOAK YOUR TATTOO IN WATER UNTIL FULLY HEALED.