-Remove/discard bandage after two-three hours.
-Wash your tattoo with clean hands and use fragrance-free Dial anti-bacterial soap from a pump dispenser.
-Then dry and apply a thin layer of Aquaphor, blot away excess with a clean paper towel.
-Repeat this process two-three times a day for the following three-four days.
-By day four you should stop using aquaphor and washing it three times a day.
-Switch to a fragrance-free lotion by Lubriderm, Curel, or Aveeno.
-Continue to lotion your tattoo several times a day for one-two weeks. 
*NOTE* Do not pick at or scratch your tattoo during the healing phase. Avoid swimming or soaking your tattoo in the shower for two weeks. Avoid tanning beds or direct sunlight on your tattoo for three-four weeks. Wear clean loose-fitting cotton clothing to protect the healing tattoo. After the four week healing period always use sunscreen on your tattoo to keep it looking its best. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me. 

TATTOO AFTERCARE

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