Please consider that everyone heals different and each tattoo should be given the appropriate attention to aftercare every time. It should not be assumed that all heals will be the same, even if you have previously been tattooed. The following aftercare is a general guide for two different types of average healing practices. The first will be if your artist is using Saniderm. The second will be a more traditional method. Your artists will give you the appropriate instructions based on your tattoo.