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Take your bandage off and run your tattoo under some luke warm water for about 30-45 seconds while scrubbing tattooed area with a mild anti-bacterial soap using your finger tips. Work up a thick lather, then rinse and pat dry with a paper towel. Do not use cloth towels on the area. Cloth towels trap bacteria. Bacteria causes infection. Do the math. Repeat this process 3-5 times a day for TWO weeks.

Apply a thin coat of ointment once or twice a day for first 2 weeks of healing process. I recommend Aquaphor. You can also use lubriderm, curel, bacitracin, or cocoa butter. DO NOT use neosporin or vaseline petroleum jelly.

Keep your tattoo out of direct sunight and tanning beds, and avoid soaking your tattoo in water for a minimum TWO weeks. It is ok to bathe just don't submerge the tattoo under water.

Your skin will itch as it heals. DO NOT scratch, pick at, or otherwise touch your tattoo in an aggressive manner. Doing so may cause a loss of color, scarring, and/or infection.

If you require a touchup, I recommend waiting at least three weeks to make sure all layers of skin are completely healed before going back into the same area to ensure that we do not traumatize the skin and cause any scarring. A general rule of thumb is if the area looks milky or you can feel it when you run your fingers over it, then it is still not ready to be hit again.