AFTERCARE

Aftercare

Tattoo Aftercare

  1. Leave bandage on for 1-2 hours.
  2. Remove bandage and wash immediately with a fragrance free anti-bacterial or anti-microbial soap and warm water.
  3. Pat dry with a clean paper towel or let air dry for 30 minutes.
  4. Apply a thin, even layer of artist approved aftercare product or unscented lotion.

For the first 2-3 days, 2-3 times a day, wash your tattoo lightly with non-scented antibacterial or antimicrobial soap and water combination. Work up a lather in your hand then lightly wash it rinsing with clean water.

Once the tattoo begins to scab/peel, wash very lightly with your finger tips.

The layers of aftercare product should be very thin just making the skin shine.

Apply a cover to your fresh tattoo in gym settings, hospitals/doctor's offices, bars/clubs, hotels, or other areas where close contact to people, or sweat is prevalent. After leaving these areas wash immediately.

Never:

- Wash the tattoo with washcloth, loofah, or anything abrasive.

- Let the tattoo be exposed to direct sunlight or tanning lamps while healing.

- Go swimming, submerge, or soak your tattoo while healing.

REMEMBER! A TATTOO IS AN OPEN WOUND AND NEEDS TO BE TAKEN CARE OF! TAKE CARE OF IT AND KEEP IT CLEAN TO PREVENT COMPLICATIONS!

Piercings:

Wash your hands before touching your piercing!

Wash piercing 2-3 times a day with an antibacterial or antimicrobial soap and warm water. For oral piercings, use mouthwash every time you eat, drink, smoke, or do anything with your mouth.

Keep your hands and fingers off of your piercing unless you are cleaning it!

Do not take the jewelry out of your piercing for any length of time, they will close up fast!

Do not go swimming! (Dirty Water)

Approximate healing time for your piercing varies, your piercer will go over this with you.

Do not change the jewelry in your piercing for the amount of time specified by your piercer.

Do not ever put the following items on your piercing: NO PEROXIDE, NO RUBBING ALCOHOL, NO WITCH HAZEL, NO NEOSPORIN, NO BACTINE, NO VASELINE!

All of the above mentioned items are horrible for your piercing and will hurt your piercing!

If you have any questions or any problems with your piercing, please call or come by the shop.

THESE ARE RECOMMENDED AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS, EVERYONE HEALS DIFFERENTLY.

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