Congratulations on your new tattoo! You spent some time deciding to get your tattoo, be sure to spend some time properly taking care of it, too.
Leave the bandage on for about 5 hours after receiving your tattoo or you are ready to clean.
Before you start, make sure your hands are clean and you have unscented antibacterial soap ready.
There is a chance that your tattoo will still bleed over the next few days. If this happens, gently pat with a clean paper towel. Do not wipe the tattoo or be rough with it as it is still sensitive and healing. Do not panic if you see colors of the tattoo on the paper towel or as you clean it, the excess ink is lifting to the surface of your skin.
Your tattoo should heal within 4 - 5 weeks.
It is normal if your skin becomes swollen, red or tender after receiving the tattoo. If you notice that your skin indicates any inflection, please consult with a doctor.