I recently got a tattoo, on my upper right arm. For everyone that has a tattoo (or tattoos), I have questions about how to take care of it over the next few days. How often should I rinse it off (with or without mild soap)? How many times a day should I apply the bacitracin ointment on it? Because I weight train, I have always used cocoa butter on my arms to remove stretch marks. Will using cocoa butter dull the color or design of my new tat? I’ve been told that it will eventually scab up. When should I expect this to happen? What should I do when it happens? I got it done 3 days ago. How long should I expect this God awful itching to last? Is there anything I can do to alleviate some (if not all) of the itching? Finally, (if you don't my sharing on a personal level) what is the meaning of or story behind your tattoo?