How do I care for my new tattoo?

The initial aftercare of your new tattoo is important to the final outcome of your healed tattoo. Just follow these simple steps and you should have no problems with your new tattoo. -1 hour after being tattooed, remove bandage, wash the tattoo in clean, warm running water using mild soap. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
Do not rub pick or scratch at a new tattoo as this will slow healing time and may lead to secondary infections and affect the quality of the tattoo. Do not re-apply bandage. Do not swim or soak in chlorinated or salt water until healed. -Only use recommended creams for the tattoo and do not over apply.
When you feel the tattoo drying out apply cream and massage in to keep the tattoo slightly moist.
- Make sure your hands are clean before applying aftercare. – Keep your new tattoo out of the sun. – Keep the tattoo clean from dirt, grime etc. – Do not use an exessive amount of cream. Return to Base 9 Tattoos if having any problems or concerns with your new tattoo.

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