Remove bandage use by the Tattoo Artist to cover your tattoo, within an hour or two of getting your tattoo. If artist used SecondSkin please refer to SecondSkin aftercare instructions. Wash your hands with antibacterial soap. Take your clean hand and wash your tattoo in the sink/shower with warm water and antibacterial soap till the plasma and blood has washed away. Gently pat dry with a sterile paper towel, after your tattoo has air dried with clean hands apply a thin coat of Aquaphor evenly over the tattoo surface. For the first 24 hours your tattoo will probably seep plasma this is completely normal. Tenderness and swelling will accrue, this is also completely normal. Every three to six hours repeat the process. Do this until the tattoo starts to peel then switch to non scented moisturizing lotion until the tattoo is no longer shinny or peeling.
NO SWIMMING/SOAKING this includes the ocean or saltwater pools for two weeks.
Keep tattoo out of direct sunlight for at least a week.
At first signs of infection, including: redness, swelling, tenderness, and red streaks going from the procedure area towards the heart. Consult a physician IMMEDIATELY.