DO NOT use any washcloths, bath towels, loofahs, or sponges. When washing, refrain from allowing your tattoo to sit under running water for more than the time it takes to effectively wash it. That is the equivalent to letting it soak, which will hinder the healing process and may compromise the integrity of the tattoo. The goal is to keep it clean, not wet.
Once you’ve rinsed the tattoo of soap and it is clean, dab / blot dry with a clean paper towel.