This in my recommendation from personal experience.
Remove bandage after 2-4 hrs. Clean with Liquid soap and water lathering the tattooed area thoroughly and removing any excess ink. Pat dry with a clean paper towel. Allow the tattoo to air out for a few minutes then apply a very thin layer of your favorite tattoo aftercare. Apply a even thinner layer as your tattoo progresses to heal.
Apply this ointment 3 times a day for about 3-4 days. Cleaning the tattooed area before every application. Washing your tattoo is the most important part of the healing. You will notice that after the 3rd or 4th day the tattoo will start peeling in the shower. Once this happens you can start using a mild hand lotion for the the duration of the healing time. I recommend Cocoa Butter hand lotion. A tattoo normally takes about 7-15 days to heal.
No sports for at least 5-7 days after your session. The salt from the sweat can burn and compromise the healing of your tattoo.
Do not pic or scratch the healing tattoo. Do not expose the healing tattoo to direct sun light, sun bed, sauna saltwater or chlorine.
Avoid animal saliva at all cost.
Use loose clothing nothing tight over the fresh tattoo. I recommend pure cotton only.
For sleeping you can apply the Ointment and wrap your tattoo in plastic wrap for the nite. Make sure to remove the wrap and wash your tattoo as soon as you get up in the morning. This process is ok for the first 2-3 days of your healing period only.
Do no take any healing advice from anyone else.
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