Take off your bandaging
-If you have a plastic wrap covering take it off within 2-4 hours of getting tattooed
-If you have a Saniderm or "second skin" covering take it off within 3-4 days
-It is typically easiest to take bandages off in the shower
-Wash with clean hands and antibacterial soap only
-Do not use a rag.
-Pat dry with a clean towel
-Wash tattoo once a day, but make sure to not overwash as it can be drying.
Apply a thin layer of tattoo salve for 2-4 days
-Aquafor is a petroleum based salve that is easy to find at the drug store
-Hustle Butter is an excellent vegan tattoo aftercare salve that I personally use and you can order here.
Allow the tattoo to peel on it's own
-Please keep in mind that all bodies heal differently
-When the tattoo begins to peel feel free to switch to a plain unscented lotion such as Lubriderm
-If scabbing occurs, keep it moist with a thin layer of tattoo salve but try to avoid getting the skin too soggy
-Do not pick at any peeling or scabbing skin
Stay away from possible contaminants
-Tattoos are open skin and need to be treated as such
-Do not submerge your tattoo underwater for 2-3 weeks including baths and pools
-Avoid pet dander
-Do not expose your fresh tattoo to the sun
Use sunscreen to protect and prolong the life of your tattoo
-Use only after the tattoo is fully healed