Hi guys!

It's been a while since I've visited the forum. Hope you are all doing well?

I got a new half sleeve tattoo done, exactly one week ago today. I was told not to use Bepanthen cream, and instead they offered me tattoo aftercare for R200 which is expensive (about 11 pounds converted, I think) so I declined. I read an article that listed reasons why coconut oil is a good option for a new tattoo, so that is what I've been using up until now. One good thing I've noticed, is that there is no itching!

My question is, how long does a new tattoo need to be kept moisturized for?