I just got my first tattoo yesterday. I think it went really well, and I absolutely love it. I can't stop smiling. The problem is that the guy didn't really give me many aftercare instructions, and it most of the things I had heard about he said didn't matter.
He didn't wrap it afterwards, and said i could pretty much do whatever I wanted with it except i should take off wrestling for a little bit.
Everyone else I talk to has a long laundry list of things that i should and shouldn't do. He gave me this stuff in a little tin called "tattoo goo" and told me to apply it 2-3 times a day.
Some people told me not to shower, so i havent, and others said i shouldnt be sweating so i havent done anything physical. Everyone said lifting would be a terible idea and it would warp the tattoo. I'm also very weary of taking care not to screw up the scab.
I hear that's key to making it look nice. So I don't even want to really apply the goo today because it is starting to scab. How long do I need to wait on these things, and what should I look out for?