Average heating time is anywhere from 7 to 14 days.
Leave the Dry-Lock bandage on for a minimum of 4 hours to a maximum of 10 hours. This allows your skin to build up its protective layer against bacteria and gems. When you remove the bandage, there will be ink on it. This is normal!
Always wash hands with an antibacterial soap before removing bandage. Never re-bandage tattoo!
Wash tattoo with a neutral soap such as Neutrogena. Gently use your hands to rub soap over tattoo. Never use a washcloth or sponge. Pat dry tattoo with a towel. Never rub your tattoo dry. This will help avoid pulling any of the ink out of the skin that may be attached to a scab.
Clean your tattoo 3 to 5 times a day until heated. When the tattoo begins to scab and dry out, apply lotion. You want to keep the tattoo moist, but not wet.
When choosing a lotion, you must choose one with no fragrances and no acre or oil removers.
We recommend that you use Lubriderm or Moisturel, which are both a basic dry skin lotion with no additives that may react with your tattoo. We have found that some intensive dry skin lotions contain additives that react with tattoo ink, causing the ink to reject.