2. Take a quick shower and wash the tattoo gently with your finger tips using a liquid anti-bacterial soap. DO NOT allow water to hit the tattoo directly and DO NOT soak the tattoo. No body washes, loofahs, scrubs or washcloths.
3. With a clean towel, blot all water off the tattoo and allow it to dry for an hour. Then, apply a VERY THIN coat of Aquaphor or Bacitracin over the tattoo. With a clean, dry paper towel blot the visible ointment until the shine is gone.
4. Repeat steps 2 & 3, 1-2 times per day for 5-7 days. Keep out of direct sunlight and do not soak the tattoo. Do not pick at the healing tattoo, or scratch it.
5. After 5-7 days, switch to a skin moisturizer that has little alcohol and no perfume. Continue until the tattoo is fully healed and skin returns to normal.