How Do You Clean a Tattoo?

How Do You Clean a Tattoo?

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.

  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.