Piercing Aftercare :
- WASH your hands thoroughly prior to cleaning or touching your piercing for any reason.
- Use a sterile saline wound wash (EG- NeilMed) to rinse the piercing 2-3 times per day for up to 6 weeks.
- For irritated piercings, SALINE soak for five to ten minutes once or more per day. Invert a cup of warm saline solution over the area to form a vacuum. For certain piercings it may be easier to apply using clean gauze or paper towels saturated with saline solution. A brief rinse afterward will remove any residue.
- RINSE thoroughly to remove all traces of the saline from the piercing. It is not necessary to rotate the jewelry through the piercing.
- DRY by gently patting with clean, disposable paper products. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry causing injury.
- For oral piercings – use an alcohol free mouth rinse 2-3 times per day
- No submerging into water for TWO WEEKS, Showers only. Submergin into water will harm you new tattoo.
- Wash it two times day. When you wake up and when you go to bed. Use an unscented, gentle soap. Avoid soaps with fragerance or dyes as they will irritate your new tattoo. Avoid anti-bacterial soaps as you have good and bad bacteria.
- Always use warm water to clean your tattoo. Always use your hand to wash the tattoo; never use anything abrasive such as a wash cloth. Wash in a circular pattern with your hand, using slight pressure to wash off any dried blood or plasma to prevent scabbing. Rinse your tattoo the same way, using the circular motion under warm running water to remove any residual soap.
- To dry the tattoo, use a clean towel or paper towel and pat dry, or let air dry. Do not rub your fresh tattoo to dry it.
- After you dry your tattoo, it is time to apply ointment. Aquaphore typically works fine. Never use anything your artist does not recommend or suggest. When applyng, you want to apply a think layer to the entire tattoo. Wipe off any excess moisturizer. This will allow your tatto to breathe and heal properly.
Healing a peeling tattoo
- Generally, within the first week you will experience some leaking of blood and plasma (This is normal). Your tattoo may also become itchy and dry but it is important to keep it moistuized and DO NOT SCRATCH or PICK AT your fresh tattoo, as it may harm it and cause scabbing.Your tattoo will begin to peel within the first week as well and again, it is important not to scratch or pick at the peeling skin. Be patient during this process. The skin will come off narutally while washing. Continue the same practice as stated above until the tattoo has COMPLETELY PEELED. Once the tattoo is finished peeling, you may discontinue using ointment. You may also begin using a fragrant free lotion to keep the area moisturized.
- If your tattoo has scabbed, it is important to leave the scabs alone. Do not pick at the scabs or the color will fade in this area and prolong the healing process.
- If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your artist for further instruction