Question by ♫Rawr Ryan Rawr♫: How long until I can take a hot shower after getting my first tattoo?
Ok so I got my very first tattoo yesterday on my right back shoulder blade. It is colored. I was wondering how long I would have to wait until I can take a hot/warm shower like I normally do. I’m paranoid of my tattoo coming off due to the hot water.
How do I wash it without ruining it or having color or ink come off?
Answer by julieisbest
Your tattoo cannot come off.
You can take a hot shower right away, just don’t soak your tattoo. Either keep your back turned away from the stream of water or keep your shower short overall. You cannot really let your tattoo soak until it fully heals, which will be a couple of weeks.
edited to add: You cannot wash off the ink. It is now under your skin. You need to wash it gently with fragrance-free soap and afterwords pat it dry with a clean towel or paper towel. This should all be information that was included in your aftercare instructions, did you get any?
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