If you feel like having picked up a tattoo infection, consult the tattoo artist who inked it. Most tattoo artists have been trained to treat minor infections, and can easily confirm if you are suffering from one.
After a tattoo infection has been confirmed, make an appointment with a dermatologist. The doctor will most likely prescribe you some antibiotics, as this is the most common way to treat an infection in any part of the body.
You may also be prescribed a topical antibiotic ointment as well for external use. Apply it on the infected tattoo according to your physician’s advice.
Exposure to wetness can further worsen your infection, so keep it dry all the time. Do not swim until your infected tattoo has healed completely and make sure that the infected area remains dry when you take a shower.