After approximately 1 hour remove dressing.
Very gently wash your tattoo with warm water and mild soap, pat dry with kitchen towel (do not rub dry or buff). When completely dry apply a thin layer of either Bepanthen cream (available from most chemists) or Tattoo After Care cream available from front of shop.
Follow this procedure 3 times a day until completely healed, usually 7-10 days.
DO NOT rub or pick any scabs off your tattoo, this will affect healing and lead to patchiness and scarring.
DO NOT recover your tattoo (except occasional light bandaging to protect exposure to possible hazards).
DO NOT wear tight clothing or anything that rubs the tattoo. Avoid heavy exercise for the first couple of days to reduce the amount of friction from clothing and excess sweat.
AVOID for two weeks sunbathing, swimming, long baths, saunas, dirt, oil, grease, paint, industrial cleaners, raw meat, creams or ointments other than recommended tattoo aftercare creams.
AVOID mixing any cement, as this can get into your tattoo and give it a bit of unwanted texture with a hint of permanence.