Question by  hilchelle (76)

What is proper tattoo aftercare?

I am getting a tattoo next weekend.


Answer by  Dana46 (2345)

Keep it clean with a gentle, unscented soap such as Dove, Ivory, or Dial Gold. Use an ointment to both protect and help heal.


Answer by  whatevername (28)

First you need to always listen and follow instructions that the tatooist gives. Next, keep it clean and avoid rubbing and apply medical cream like neosporin.


Answer by  jlwilson6 (1098)

You will need to frequently wash the tattoo with a good soft soap like dial, and make sure it is anti-bacterial. The more frequently you wash it, the faster it will heal. Do not pick at it, and apply a non-scented moisturizing cream to it several times a day.


Answer by  MathWiz (1408)

No hot tubs, swimming pools, or soaking in bath tubs until it's healed. Don't pick at the scab. Don't soak it in water until healed. Avoid putting lotions and creams on it while healing. And for the rest of your life avoid the sun and sunscreen.

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