Every tattoo artist has their own tattoo aftercare procedure, my instructions are very simple.
1. Leave the tattoo bandaged for at least two hours, I suggest leaving it on overnight for tattoos with a lot of solid color. 2. Keep the tattoo clean with anti-bacterial soap. I recommend Dial or Softsoap non-scented, but any antibacterial soap is fine. 3. Use an unscented fragrance free lotion. I suggest Lubriderm or Curel, Aquaphor is good as well just dont over do it.
Keep it clean and use a little bit of lotion. Simple.