Sunday, November 17, 2013
But, how do you care for a new tattoo? First, keep it clean but don't keep it bandaged for longer than a day (or at least that's what they did for mine). Then wash it twice a day, or more if you are really physically active and sweating, with an unscented Soap. I used a Dial moisturizing hand wash, unscented, to gently wash it. You DO NOT scrub or rub hard, just gently wash the tattoo and then PAT it dry. Then take an UNSCENTED lotion and put it over the tattoo. The tattoo will scab over and this helps it to heal to where it's not raised and rough. I would put the lotion on at three different points during the day- when I got up, in the middle of the day, and right before I went to bed. I kept up this routine up through the second week of September. The biggest thing is to keep an eye on it and if it starts to look infected or not right, you need to go see a doctor immediately. I hope some of you can find this helpful!