For at least 2 weeks, minimize exposure to the sun, and it is not advised to swim.
Properly cleanse the tattooed area
Apply antibiotic ointment or cream
Use sterile bandage, or other sterile dressing when necessary
Consult a health care practitioner at first signs of infection or an allergic reaction, and report any diagnosed infection or adverse reaction resulting from the tattoo to the artist and to the Texas Department of State Health Services at 1-888-839-6676