Tattoo artists have varied approaches to tattoo aftercare, however, some pro tips:
-Do not use A&D ointment.
-Moisturize your skin with unscented hand lotion.
-Drink plenty of water, because water helps to maintain the elasticity of skin.
-Avoid alcoholic beverages as they can cause dehydration, which would be the opposite of hydrating your skin.
-Avoid using cocoa butter, and any lotions, soaps, or shower gels that have microbeads or fragrances of any kind.
-No direct sun for two weeks. Do not apply sunscreen to the tattoo.
-Take short showers and do not swim or saturate your new tattoo.
-Do not scratch or pick at it whatsoever.