Getting a tattoo is a major decision and a big commitment. As such, proper care of the tattoo is important to ensure that it heals properly and looks great. One important part of the healing process is the right amount of time to leave the plastic bandage on the tattoo.
Step 1: After leaving the tattoo parlor, remove the plastic bandage that was applied by the artist.
Step 2: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before touching your tattoo.
Step 3: Gently wash your tattoo with warm water and a mild antibacterial soap.
Step 4: Pat the tattoo dry with a clean paper towel and allow it to air dry for several minutes.
Step 5: Apply a thin layer of fragrance-free lotion to the tattoo.
Step 6: Reapply the plastic bandage to the tattoo and leave it on for a maximum of 2 hours.
Step 7: After 2 hours, remove the bandage and clean the area again.
Step 8: Reapply a thin layer of fragrance-free lotion to the tattoo and leave it uncovered.
Step 9: Repeat steps 6-8 once a day for the first few days of healing.
Conclusion: Following these steps will help ensure that your tattoo heals properly and looks great. Be sure to follow your tattoo artist’s instructions for aftercare to ensure the best results.