New tattoos are extremely vulnerable to infection. They are essentially open wounds on your skin and must be treated as such. When you first get your tattoo, you will be really excited about it and might want to show it to everyone you know.
However, your tattoo artist will have placed a bandage over your tattoo that must remain there for several hours. Do not take this bandage off no matter how tempting it may be. If you do, you are basically inviting infection in. Once the bandage comes off, it will be up to you to continue to keep infection away. You’ll have to wash your tattoo frequently with an antibacterial soap and keep the area as clean as you possibly can.
It’s also recommended that you use a topical antibacterial ointment on the area throughout the day as well. Within just a few weeks, your tattoo will most likely be safe from infection and you can stop the constant care. However, you will always need to protect your tattoo from the sun if you want it to continue to look like new. Once you are ready to take the plunge and get your tattoo, you can get printable tattoo designs at BullsEyeTattoos.com.