Step 1: Keep bandage on for the first 2 hours. The bandage must be worn until the tattoo has finished bleeding or scabbing will occur.
Step 2: Ointment & Lotion Aquaphor - apply a very thin coat 2-3 times a day for the first 2 days Fragrance Free Lotion - apply Aveeno/Lubiderm lotion 2-3 times a day starting day 3. ALWAYS wash and rinse tattoo with water and antibacterial hand soap such as Dial Gold before applying any ointment or lotion.
Step 3: Avoid Sunlight/ Access Water No sun for 2 weeks, once the tattoo is healed, use 30SPF sunblock to prevent fading anytime you plan on getting some sun. Sun is the main cause of fading over time. No swimming or submerging the tattoo in water for 2 weeks(no baths, pool, hot tubs, etc.)
**IMPORTANT** Do NOT pick scabs or flakes! Let them fall off naturally.