How do you care for a new tattoo?

I'll tell you what,if your tattoo artist you are going to see does not give you complete instructions on how to care for your new tattoo then do yourself a favor an go see a real tattoo artist that does ,you will be so glad you did !
Hubby just got his first tattoo last night. The artist told us to wash it with cool water and antibacterial soap. Apply the soap with your finger and rub lightly. DO NOT scrub or rub it hard. When done, rinse with cool water and pat dry. Then apply antibiotic ointment very lightly. You need to let the skin breath but still apply a very thin layer of ointment. Do this process 3-4 times a day for 3-4 days. After that apply a white NON scented lotion to it periodically to keep it moist.