1. Leave bandage in place for at least 1 hour.  If bandage sticks to skin, wet completely before removing.

2. For at least 3 days, wash tattoo with an unscented or tea tree soap 3-5 times a day.  Using only your fingertips, press gently as you wash away the plasma (slimy layer) which may take several times to accomplish.  Rinse completely and pat dry with a clean towel.

3. For at least 3 days, apply a light layer of ointment after each washing.  We recommend H2Ocean or Aquaphor.

4. After 3 days, switch to a fragrance free lotion and apply as often as needed to keep tattoo moisturized.  We recommend H2Ocean care cream.

5. The tattoo will begin to flake and peel after 4-5 days.  This is part of the healing process.  Do not pick or scratch the skin as it may result in a loss of ink.

6. Do not soak the tattoo in water.  No swimming, baths or hot tub for 3 weeks or until the tattoo is completely healed.

7.  Always keep the tattoo covered and out of the sun, otherwise apply a high SPF sun block every hour.