Apply hot compress or run under hot water for 5 to 10 minutes.
Pat dry tattoo and apply a very, very thin layer of recommended ointment. (DO NOT COVER. LET AIR DRY.) Repeat 2x daily for 3 to 5 days.
For the first week, avoid the following:
Prolonged soaking (hot tubs, baths, lakes, etc.)
Sunlight (including tanning beds)
Scratching (if the tattoo gets itchy, a quick slap will relieve itching)
Contact us or a health care professional immediately if any signs of infection occur:
Prolonged redness or swelling
Severe pain or throbbing
When tattoo is completely healed, apply sunblock to tattoo when it is exposed to sunlight or tanning bed (highest SPF available).
Following these steps should allow your tattoo to remain looking nice for up to the rest of your life. Taking care of your tattoo is necessary, and how well you take care of it during the healing process will determine how good your tattoo looks after it has healed.