Before cleaning the tattoo, wash you hands thoroughly with water. Do not touch the tattoo unless you are cleaning it.
Remove the bandage after 2-3 hours, after getting the tattoo. Wash the tattoo gently with liquid soap and then pat it to dry with a disposable towel.
Tattoo should not be cleaned with any soap bars or shampoo. Wearer should clean the tattoo 3 times a day.
After cleaning the tattoo you should use petroleum product to further the healing process. Use a small amount of product on the tattoo. It should be a thin layer.
Do not submerge your tattoo in water until fully healed. This will affect healing and can fade tattoo at times. Taking a shower is recommended but the tattoo should be covered with plastic wrap.
In about a week, you may notice the tattoo start to peel. This is part of the healing process. Do not peel the dead skin off. During this process, continue to use your ointment on the tattoo. The scabs will fall off naturally.
If the tattoo get stuck at your clothes for any reason, soak the piece of clothing until unstuck and wash the tattoo properly after. If this occurs, make sure not to rip off the clothing.
Avoid the sun exposure while the tattoo is healing. After the tattoo heals you can expose tattoo to sun and can submerge it into water, around after 15 days.
Be patient with the healing process. Till the tattoo get healed try to take preventive measures.
If the tattoo feel infected, immediately contact your artist.