Tatto After Care Instructions

Congratulations on your new body art! Below are some important instruction you should follow to ensure you new ink heals well and looks great for years to come.

Wash your new tattoo with cool water and an antibacterial soap within the first 2-3 hours after you leave the shop. DO NOT submerge the tattoo in water. Use you hands to lightly wash the tattoo until the "slime" is gone. (We Recommend Dial or Hibiclens - both of these products are available at Wal-Mart or most local drugstores)

 

Allow tattoo to air dry (DO NOT rub or dry with a towel) You may gently pat dry with a FRESH paper towel.

 

Once tattoo has dried apply a thin layer of Aquaphor.

 

Wash your tattoo following the instructions above at least twice a day.

 

After 3-4 days you may use regular unscented hand lotion several times per day on tattoo. We recommend Lubriderm or Eucerin.

DO NOT GO SWIMMING OR TANNING FOR AT LEAST 2 WEEKS!!!

 

DO NOT scratch, pick, or attempt to peel your tattoo while it is healing. This can result in loss of color, slow the healing process, and potentially cause infection.

 

You tattoo should heal in 2 weeks, however it can take longer.

 

Even after you tattoo has healed we suggest you always use a sunscreen with at least SPF 25 to prevent fading of your tattoo.

At first sign of infection, seek immediate medical attention.

 

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Body Piercing After Care Instructions

Congratulations on your new piercing! Below are some important instructions you should follow to ensure your new piercing heals well and looks great for years to come.

ALWAYS WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE TOUCHING YOUR PIERCING!!!

 

Do NOT play with your piercing. Physical irritations and dirty hands are the cause of alomost all problems with a new piercing. If your piercing is covered with clithing, wear clean, loose, breathable fabrics.

 

DO NOT USE PEROXIDE, ALCOHOL, OR OTHER HARSH CHEMICALS TO CLEAN YOUR PIERCING. THESE TYPE PRODUCTS WILL NOT PROMOTE FASTER HEALING, AND IN MANY CASES CAN HINDER HEALING AND CAUSE ADDITIONAL ISSUES.

We suggest you use a liquid antibacterial soap for external cleaning, such as Dial or Hibiclens.

 

For EXTERNAL rinsing and soaking you may use a multipurpose saline solution.

 

For INTERNAL rinsing and soaking you may use a 50/50 mix of Listerine and water.

 

Avoid swimming in pools, lakes, and hot tubs until your piercing has healed.

 

Avoid getting lotions, creams, perfumes, makeup, hairspray etc. on your piercing.

 

FOR ALL EXTERNAL PIERCINGS FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLEANING

Use an auntibacterial liquid soap on outer skin to remove any residue from showering, oils etc. then proceed with a saline rinse.

Saline Rinse

Soften any "crusties" on the jewelry and surrounding skin with a saline soaked cotton swab. Try to avoid excess turning of the jewelry. You may do this several times a day, but avoid "over cleaning"

Saline Soak

Heat a small amount of saline in a clean small container in the microwave (10-15 seconds). Place the container over te piercing and allow to soak until saline becomes cold. for hard to reach areas, you can place a warm saline soaked qauze pad over the area. After a saline soak, use a fresh saline cotton swab to rinse the area.

Navel Piercings

Keep Waistband below the piercing and try to maintain good posture when sitting to avoid irritatiing the piercing.

Nipple Piercings

Wearing a bra will usually reduce soreness in the days following your piercing, especially in women with larger breasts. try to wear beathable fabrics and consider wearing a cotton bra when sleeping.

Ear Piercings

For single piercings, try to avoid sleeping on the newly pierced side. For dual piercings, you may wish to alternate the side you sleep on.

Lip Piercings

It is CRUCIAL that you do not "play" or "fiddle" with these piercings.

 

Use a 50/50 mix of Listerine and water rinse to clean the inside of your piercing and use antibacterial soap and saline to clean exteriior part of piercings.

 

We recommend youdo not smoke far at least the first few hours after you get your piercing, and suggest that you rinse with Listerine immediately after smoking for the first couple of weeks.

 

You should expect that your new piercing might be red or irritated; this is usually normal and does not always mean that your piercing is infected. However: IF YOU BELIEVE YOUR PIERCING HAS BECOME INFECTED PLEASE CONTACT A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL IMMEDIATELY.

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