Remove bandage after two hours, do not keep it on more than ten hours. Never re-bandage. Wash tattoo gently with cool, soapy water. Rinse thoroughly, lightly pat dry with a clean towel. With clean hands apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment, such as Bacitracin, and work it into the tattoo. Use ointment for the first day, then use a mild cream-type lotion for the remainder of the healing process. If you have had problems with antibiotic ointments in the past, you may prefer lotion for the entire healing process. Do not over lubricate your tattoo, but donít allow it to get too dry.