Wash tattoo 1 to 2 times a day with antibacterial soap and with just the tips of your fingers.
Apply A&D ointment 3 to 4 times daily for 3 days.
Begin to use lotion for 7 days after the 3 days of using A&D ointment
Use thin coats and rub it in
NO direct sunlight, pools, hot tubs, or soaking for 2 weeks
While in the shower heavily coat with A&D ointment or Vaseline. (This will prevent it from getting wet.)
DO NOT pick or scratch
Tattoos should be healed in 7 to 10 days
For the first 30 days absolutely NO: rivers, lakes, jacuzzis, swimming pools, hot tubs, tanning beds, bath tubs, or water parks.
Never use: alcohol, peroxide, ear magic, painless steel solution, neosporin, triple antibiotic, vaseline, bag balm, A&D ointment, or any other petroleum based salve.
NEVER TOUCH YOUR PIERCING WITH DIRTY HANDS
Wash immediately (every time) before touching or cleaning your piercing
The best place to clean your piercing is in the shower. Allow clean water to run over and saturate the piercing before you begin to wash it. This will help soften and wash away some of the dry crusted discharge from around the jewelry
After softening it this away, remove the rest with a Q-tip before washing it
Using mild liquid anti-bacterial or anti-microbial soap only, wash by applying soap to the piercing and jewelry and then rotate the jewelry to get the soap into the piercing itself
Thoroughly rinse by applying water and rotating to ensure that no traces of soap are left
Pat, DO NOT rub your piercing dry with a clean dry paper towel
DO NOT use a washcloth or bath towel, as these are breeding grounds for bacteria
Thoroughly clean piercing twice every day for the duration of the estimated healing time for your particular piercing. Remember, this is an initial healing period only. Your piercing will not be completely healed until many weeks after the initial healing period.