After your tattoo has been done you will be given some instructions on how to take care of your newly made tattoo. These instructions are needed to help heal your tattoo faster. The artist will instruct you to remove the bandage covering your tattoo after four hours. Make sure you wash your hands when you try to remove your bandage.
Washing your tattoo with mild soap and running water is also included in the proper care of your tattoo. Let it dry with clean towel by gently patting it and do not try it any way scrub the tattoo to dry it out. In time you will notice that it will get flaky, when this happens do not peel it with you own hands, just let it peel naturally.
The artist will prescribe an antibacterial ointment for you to apply after three days. If in case you got an allergy with the ointment you need to consult the doctor immediately.
When your tattoo started healing, that part will feel very itchy. Avoid scratching it because it will damage your tattoo but if you really cannot endure the itch then just try slapping the part that is itchy.
Once the tattoo is dry or healed you need to apply some sun block over it, every time you get out under the sun. This is to avoid sunburn that will cause the color to fade.
Tattoos also need proper care and maintenance for it to last long and look good forever. It is very important that you follow all these tips if you want your tattoos look at its best.