So how often should you be moisturizing your new tattoo? As a general rule, it is recommended that you moisturize your tattoo 2-3 times a day, which is every 8 – 12 hours a day. However, the process of moisturizing is personal to each individual.
Additionally, does lotion keep tattoos from fading?
Use an antibacterial ointment recommended by your artist, such as Tattoo Goo, for the first few days following your tattoo. There will be some scabbing, don’t worry, it’s part of the healing process. After the first few days continue using a mild moisturizing lotion until the scab is gone and the tattoo fully heals.