Leave the bandage applied by your tattoo artist on for at least two hours. Remove it gently, starting from a corner. If it does not come off easily, soak it in warm water and try again.
Squirt some gentle, fragrance-free soap into your palm and slowly rub the site of the tattoo, removing any ointment or blood.
Pat your tattoo dry with a paper towel or a soft fabric towel. Be careful not to rub or irritate your skin.
Wash your tattoo in this manner once or twice a day while your tattoo heals.