One of the most important things about getting a tattoo is making sure it is going to keep looking good for a long time to come. Let’s face it, you are going to have this forever so let’s make sure it heals correctly shall we?
Remove bandage after 2 hours
Wash 2 to 3 times daily with an antibacterial soap (unscented)
Let dry and apply a thin layer of Aquaphor for 2 days (too much can clog pores and cause infection so really be sparse)
For remainder of healing process use an unscented lotion when tattoo feels dry
IMPORTANT: no soaking, picking, sun tanning, or use of pool/hot tub during healing time (about two weeks)
If you are going to continue a workout routine while healing a tattoo please be mindful of how dirty gym equipment is, always clean your tattoo before and after your workout
Always put sunscreen on your tattoos when in the sun to help keep them in great condition (this is after they have healed of course)