Always clean area and dry thoroughly to ensure skin is clear of any ointment or soap residues.
Leave the Recovery Derm Shield on for 4-7 days as recommended by your artist. It will protect your tattoo during it's healing process. After the 4-7 days, gently peel away the Derm Shield back over itself. This will work best while under warm, running water. Once it has all been removed, wash your tattoo with unscented soap and warm water. Use unscented lotion for the remainder of the healing process.
Derm Shield protects your tattoo completely which reduces the chance of any infection or irritation to your tattoo. Derm Shield is water-resistant and can be kept on in the shower. It is important that you do not go swimming in pools, lakes, or hot tubs until the tattoo is fully healed. Derm Shield is also not UV resistant and is best to avoid the sun until your tattoo is healed. Following the removal of the second Derm Shield, apply scent-free lotion or lotions approved for tattoos.