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How do you clean a tattoo?

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Immediately after getting a tattoo, it is a wound on your body. Proper cleansing with mild soaps without abrasive materials help your tattoo heal quickly.

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  1. Remove the bandage

    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.

  2. Wash the tattoo gently

    Squirt some gentle, fragrance-free soap into your palm and slowly rub the site of the tattoo, removing any ointment or blood.

  3. Pat it dry

    Pat your tattoo dry with a paper towel or a soft fabric towel. Be careful not to rub or irritate your skin.

  4. Repeat the process daily

    Wash your tattoo in this manner once or twice a day while your tattoo heals.

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