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I got big forearm piece on the 6th of june (from the absolute bottom of my wrist to the inner elbow). All black work. My artist told me to take off the wrap after a day, which i did, and clean twice daily and only start putting on cream/moisturizer after 3 DAYS.

The thing is, I've just taken off the wrap and washed it once (it's been a few hours), but my tat is already starting to get dry. Cracking a bit, tight skin, etc. Should I moisturize right away, or listen to my artist and just wait 3 days? Every article says to moisturize right after the first wash.

Thanks, everyone! 🙂

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yes you should LIGHTLY moisturize it,I use Palmers cocoa butter or aveeno on a fresh tattoo.

keep washing it with a antimicrobial soap too.

I don't wait 3 days.

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Same. I have three tattoos and starting from when I take the cling film off I moisturise ( lightly ) and clean it a few times daily.

They have all healed nicely within about 2 weeks.

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