It is best to wash before you go to get a tattoo, so that later you can do without a shower and not wash for at least two days, or preferably three ones. The film, which is formed from ointment, can get wet, the water with infections will penetrate a fresh tattoo and the ichor will flow again. Therefore, tattoo artists advise doing so. If you have an urge to wash in a day and you are not afraid of getting a "prison tat" because of complications during the healing, then smear it thickly with ointment, cover with cling film, and wash in the shower with water as cold as possible. Then, get out of the shower, carefully remove the film and the excess ointment (without washing out the tattoo, but only wiping it).
If you start to wash on the third day, you can simply apply a thick layer of ointment on the tattoo. You can wash under a cool shower, but you should not wash the tattoo. The water should roll off out from there like from an oily surface.
Then, after the tattoo has healed, at first, it is recommended after washing to moisturize the tattoo with "baby cream". And do not rub your tattoo with a washcloth for the first two months.
If during healing or after, the itching, small pimples, redness, etc will appear in the tattoo area or nearby, this means that your body does not respond correctly to the pigment under the skin (a kind of allergy to tattoos).
The duration of healing depends on the characteristics of the body, type of skin, the place where the tattoo is made. Usually, complete healing takes 1 month, climatic conditions also play an important role. The main requirement to achieve a good result is to ensure proper care. To deal with the healing of your peeling tattoo in the best way, maintaining it colourful and vibrant, you should follow all the recommendations given in this article. The look of your tattoo depends on your care for it the most important first days and weeks!