The life of your new
tattoo is very dependant upon the care that it receives the first
few days. First, keep the tattoo covered with the bandage for
at least 3 hours, if not longer or overnight. If the bandage
sticks to the tattoo, we recommend moistening the area. This
means get in the bath with the bandage on and take a hot shower or
bath to loosen the bandage and the adhesive from the tape, please
remove the bandage carefully. Also this will allow your pores
to open, which will dilute any dried blood or release ink/pigment
that ill not stay during this process. A fresh tattoo may be
tender, with larger/longer tattoo work this process is somewhat
painful. Once the tattoo is exposed wash it thoroughly, using
your fingertips with liquid antibacterial soap and water. Do
not scrub your tattoo but do not faintly caress it, be sure to
remove all surface blood and rinse off all remaining soap.
Wash your tattoo twice a day (once when you wash yourself) and
secondly to remove and build up of dirt, weeping plasma, small
debris, etc. Always pat lightly to dry your tattoo, then with
clean hands apply a light coat of Tattoo Goo, Tattoo Goo Lotion,
Lubriderm, or white A&D ointment only. The idea is to keep
your tattoo moist and not greasy. If your tattoo scabs, do not
pick, for this will ensure fading or loss of color. The tattoo
will develop a dry flaking layer of skin, let the skin fall off
naturally, NO PICKING!! When your tattoo starts to itch, place
a clean paper towel or paper over the tattoo and GENTLY rub.
Do not manipulate the tattoo directly.
DO NOT APPLY VASELINE
OR PETROLEUM PRODUCTS!
DO NOT USE NEOSPORIN
DO NOT APPLY ALCOHOL!
DO NOT PICK THE
DO NOR RUB OR SCRATCH
DO NOT SWIM FOR 10
DO NOT SOAK IN SAUNA,
STEAM, OR HOT TUB FOR 10 DAYS!
After the skin has
fallen off, there will be a period of adjustment for the new skin to
form, sometimes giving the appearance of a faded look. At this
time it is advisable to use LUBRIDERM skin lotion, or TATTOO GOO
LOTION for about 10 days after. Everybody is different so we
recommend 10 days to 3 weeks to heal your tattoo. The tattoo
is your responsibility after you leave the studio. Please feel
free to call if you have any question or stop by the shop for any
USE COMMON SENSE.
These are general
guidelines. Everyone is different. A little common sense
goes a long way towards avoiding complications with piercing.
Be sure to see THE SHOP in the event of redness, swelling, or
extended fluid discharge from any piercing.
1. NEVER touch a
healing piercing with anything but your own freshly washed hands.
2. All oral and
genital piercing must be kept to themselves until fully healed.
3. Wash external
piercing with soap and water three to five times a day to remove buildup.
Rinsing with a Listerine/water mixture can be used to remove buildup
on oral piercing. Sea salt solution (1 tablespoon sea salt
per 8 oz. water, mixed thoroughly) should be used to soak and
cleanse all piercing at least three to five times a day. Table salt
is NOT an acceptable substitute for sea salt.
4. NEVER use alcohol,
hydrogen peroxide, Iodine-based solutions, creams or ointments to
clean a piercing. The sole exception to this is Tea Tree Oil,
which works wonders for some.
Daily Care - Below the
These piercing should
be cleaned several times a day with soap and water, removing any
buildup. Soak 2-3 times per day (more often, if desired) in
sea-salt solution. Table salt is not an acceptable substitute
for sea salt. If irritation occurs after the use of
any cleaning solution, discontinue use and consult your physician
and/or piercer. Loose clothing should be worn for the first
few days to avoid excess irritation. Avoid playing with the
jewelry until piercing is fully healed.
Daily Care- Nipple,
Navel, Surface and ear piercing
Clean with soap and
water several times a day, removing buildup. Loose clothing
should be worn for the first few days to avoid excess irritation.
Submerge the piercing in a cup of sea salt solution for 5 minutes
three times per day. For the ear, use a cotton swab or ball to
soak the piercing. Avoid playing with the jewelry until
piercing is fully healed. Persons with long hair should keep
it up and away from the fresh piercing.
Daily Care - Oral
Piercing (tongue, labret and lip)
Smoking is a no-no!
Avoid all oral contact until piercing is fully healed.
Listerine mixture should be used between and after every meal.
For inside the mouth, gly-oxide helps speed up the healing process.
Again, sea salt solution is an all-around healer and should be used
liberally and around the mouth.
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