Dear monica, tattoo and piercings expert

Dear Monica,

My name is Barbra and I am 17 years old. I just got a new tattoo recently. It's irratating me because it's a new tattoo. I don't really know how to treat it because it is my first one. I would tell my parents, but I feel like they will get mad at me. What should I do? How do I treat it?

Dear Barbra,

Your question was how to take care of a tattoo when you first get it. Well, the first thing you do is to keep it dry and to cover it with a bandage. Leave it on there for atleast 24 hours. After that, carefully remove the bandage. After you remove it, gently wash it with water. Let it air dry for a couple hours. Then finally, apply ointment. In my opinion, you should tell your parents because they will find out sooner or later. Yours truly, M.


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