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Your tattoo is not permanent until it's finished healing.
- Wait 2-5 hours before removing bandages
- Keep tattoo clean with soap and water
- For next three weeks apply a small amount fragrance-free lotion 1-2 times daily. We recommend a fragrance-free lotion such as Lubriderm or Aquaphor. Apply Sparingly!
- Wear loose clothes
- Don't scratch or pick
- Don't apply sunscreen & no direct sunlight during healing period
- Don't soak/submerge in standing water (baths, hot tubs, ocean, pools) while healing
- No ointments, gels, or petroleum-based products (with exception of Aquaphor)
You have just received a body piercing by a trained professional, but how your piercing heals is your responsibility.
What You Should Use:
Saline Solution is the key to quick cleansing. It's a safe way to remove any dirt, debris, or bacteria with out any pain or sting. Pressurized or Aerosol types are recommended because they will remain sterile for each use. We recommend the following brands: H2Ocean, Simply Saline, or Wound Wash.
We recommend spraying saline to the area 2-4 times a day for first the 8-12 weeks and letting it air dry. If your piercing is still producing crust after this time period, continue cleaning the area. Continue to clean once a day as long as you have the piercing. As build up isn't as frequent, aftercare may be tapered off. It is important to eat a healthy diet and keep your body hydrated while healing.
We also advise rinsing your piercing daily at the end of your shower to ensure any soaps or shampoos are not trapped in the area. You should avoid pools, hot tubs, and the ocean for a minimum of two months. If you happen to submerge your piercing into a body of water, it's recommended to rinse your piercing with fresh water in the shower and rinse the piercing area with saline solution.
For any oral piercing, you should rinse with an alcohol-free mouthwash up to 6 times daily. Be sure to rinse after you eat, drink, or smoke. We recommend Biotene as it is the only alcohol-free and antimicrobial mouthwash on the market. Chemicals of any kind will kill healthy cells in the developing area.
Do NOT Use:
Rubbing Alcohol, Hydrogen Peroxide, Bactine, Soaps, Claire's Ear Care Solution, Neosporin, Tea tree oil, Aspirin Paste, or any other harsh chemicals. These products are too harsh for piercings and will cause drying, irritation, redness, soreness, swelling, and will prolong the healing process. Anything you wouldn't put into your eyes should be kept away from your piercing.
Do Not Touch Your Piercing:
Handling your piercing is the leading cause of physical and bacterial irritation. Avoid make-up, moisturizers, or any other products in the piercing area.
Occasionally the body will swell more than anticipated by the piercer. In the event of excessive swelling, consult with your piercer as soon as possible. This is not a major issue if resolved quickly. The jewelry simply needs to be removed and lengthened. Need Help or Advice? Contact Us!