A couple of hours after getting my tattoo, I kept on the Saran Wrap as recommended to keep in moisture. I also avoided any sun exposure until I got home by wearing a light cardigan (it's important to wear loose-fitting clothes). Under the Saran Wrap, the Aquaphor Healing Ointment ($7) used at the shop kept my fresh tattoo moisturized, as tattoos can become dry and itchy over time.
When arriving home, I noticed that ink might smudge across the wrap, so I decided to remove it before bed and apply more Aquaphor to ensure the ink wouldn't flake. I made sure to avoid any scented lotions that might irritate my tattoo. Instead, I opted for fragrance-free ointments for the first couple of days.
Overall, my skin looked a bit irritated and red — very common with a fresh tattoo — but the tattoo itself looked clean and protected.