Updated: Mar 23, 2020
So, how can you make sure that new tattoo is something you don’t end up regretting? Follow these steps while your new tattoo heals.
Be sure your artist covers your new tattoo in a thin layer of petroleum jelly and a bandage.
Remove the bandage after 24 hours.
Gently wash the tattoo with antimicrobial soap and water and pat dry.
Apply a layer of antibacterial ointment twice a day, but don’t put on another bandage.
Gently wash your tattoo area several times a day with soap and waterand gently pat dry.
Keep applying a moisturizer or ointment after you clean it to keep it moist.