HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR NEW TATTOO

 

WASH YOUR HANDS THOROUGHLY WITH SOAP & WARM WATER BEFORE & AFTER HANDLING YOUR FRESH/HEALING TATTOO  

  1. Remove bandage within 1-4 hours of receiving your new tattoo & wash by hand thoroughly with warm soap and water, rinse well, and allow 5-10 minutes to air dry                                                               (DO NOT PAT DRY; NEVER RE-BANDAGE).

  2. When dry apply a very thin amount of non-scented lotion or Aquaphor to the tattoo, rubbing it into the skin completely avoiding leaving it "greasy" or "shiny" (a very thin amount; LESS=MORE); wash your hands.

  3. Repeat steps 1 & 2 every 1.5-2 hours throughout the day (4-6 times a day).

  • Between day 3-6 your tattoo will begin to peel and flake. This is normal.

  • Once this occurs, switch to washing your tattoo twice a day applying a moisturizing lotion as needed for dryness.

  • DO NOT submerge your healing tattoo in water (showering is fine).

  • DO NOT use washcloths or sponge products when cleaning your fresh/healing tattoo (USE HANDS ONLY).

  • DO NOT pick or scratch your healing tattoo.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure to your healing tattoo.

  • Roughly 2 weeks after your tattoo was done, come show us!! Your artist can schedule a touch-up at that time (if needed).

  • Contact your artist if you have questions or concerns.

 

 

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR NEW PIERCING

 

WASH YOUR HANDS THOROUGHLY WITH SOAP & WARM WATER BEFORE & AFTER HANDLING YOUR PIERCING  

  1. Using sterile saline solution/wound wash spray on & around both openings of piercing site 2-4 times per day. (Alternative to saline method: wash piercing 4-6 times per day with warm water & anti-bacterial soap)

  2. Repeat step 1 for the next six weeks.     

FOR ORAL PIERCINGS:

  1. Upon waking up each morning, brush your teeth thoroughly using caution to avoid trauma at piercing site BEFORE CONTINUING TO STEP 2.

  2. Using an alcohol free mouthwash ONLY, rinse oral cavity (your mouth) upon waking up & after drinking/eating anything (other than plain water), and smoking.

FOR ORAL PIERCINGS WITH EXTERNAL JEWELRY: (i.e. monroe, labret, etc.) clean the external (outside the mouth) by using the saline wash/anti-bacterial soap & water method previously mentioned.

  • DO NOT use alcohol or hydrogen peroxide.

  • DO NOT use ointments or creams.

  • DO NOT submerge your piercing in water for 8 weeks (showering is fine).

  • DO NOT remove or change the jewelry within the first 8 weeks without the assistance of your piercer.

  • DO NOT handle piercing in any way without thoroughly washing your hands.

  • If you're experiencing an adverse reaction to your piercing (i.e. possible infection, discharge, unusual redness, soreness, or a bump) contact your piercer.

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