9 months ago
Last edited at 4:50PM on 8/31/2012
You should allow it to oxygenate, as your tatoo artist should have instructed. Gauze is best, with a light covering, if you MUST cover, right away. Varies, greatly depending upon how new tat is, environment it's exposed to, etc. Phone the person whom applied the tatoo, for exact instructions. Best not to risk an infection. Good luck.