After you have inked yourself, first of all remove the bandage after two hours and there is no need to bandage again. Then wash your tattoo with clean hands using warm, soapy water and then rinse it off with cold water. Do not over soak your tattoo. Keep out of the direct spray of the shower. Pat dry, DO NOT rub with towel. Apply Vitamin A&D Ointment or Bacitracin or Zinc Oxide Ointment 3 to 4 times daily after washing tattoo, until tattoo is healed. If you are allergic to these ointments then use a water-based lotion.
Tattoo will flake so do not pick at the flakes or you may pull out the color. No swimming or basking in the sun until it heals. Apply high SPF sun block to tattoo after healed to prevent fading.
These are some measures, which will let your tattoo look fresh and beautiful.