Depending on the size of your tattoo, you will need to remove the cling film bandage 2-6 hours after it being put on, as it needs to breath to heal properly. After taking the bandage off, gently wash the area with non scented neutral soap and let it dry for 10-15 minutes or dry with a paper towel. Once dry apply a thin layer of moisturising cream to the area, reapplying whenever it dries up.
We recommend using Hustle Butter Deluxe as we use this throughout our whole tattooing process, one small pot should go a long way. When washing, take extra care to not interrupt the skins healing process. If the skin is scabbing, you want to try and protect it as much as possible until it has healed. Moisturising will prevent excess scabbing. Avoid long baths and showers as extended contact with water may affect the scabbing process. When drying the area try to use some tissue or kitchen roll, as your regular towel may carry infectious bacteria.
Try and keep your fresh tattoo out of the sun until it has fully healed as this can damage it, especially if the skin gets burnt. Try wearing dry, clean, and loose clothing over your fresh tattoo as much as possible to aid the healing process also. Follow this advice and you will keep your new tattoo in its best state.