After removing your bandage, wash your tattoo with lukewarm water and Dial unscented antibacterial soap. Make sure to rub gently with clean hands. Your first day is free.
Start to wash your tattoo 2 to 3 times daily following the above process. Your first wash should be done extremely well to remove any excess dried blood, etc!
You can now start applying Eucerin or Lubriderm unscented lotion in small amounts over your tattoo. Too much lotion will create a shine over your tattoo.
Additional Care Information:
If your tattoo is in a place that is touched and rubbed frequently, keep it covered with a non-stick bandage for a maximum of 8 hours a day for the first 3 days. If you leave a bandage on for too long, bacteria can start to grow and “believe me” you do not want that. It is normal for your tattoo to ooze a little bit in the beginning stages, but if it is oozing a lot, then you may be putting too much lotion on it or simply not taking care of it properly. Only spread a thin layer of lotion onto the tattoo each time, and make sure to allow it to air dry for at least 60 seconds after wash before putting it on. Contact your Canvas Tattoo artist if you have questions or need assistance. In the event of an emergency, contact your doctor.
Disclaimer: These guidelines are based on a combination of vast professional experience, common sense, research, and extensive clinical practice. This information is not to be considered a substitute for medical advice from a doctor. Be aware, however, that many doctors have no specific training or experience regarding tattoos and may not be educated on how to best assist you.