TATTOO CARE INSTRUCTIONS

You were tattooed in a modern studio with sterilized instruments and pigments and, after the process; the artist dressed the tattoo with a small amount of ointment. The long life of your tattoo depends upon the care you give it during the critical first few days and weeks. It is vital that you follow these aftercare instructions below to ensure proper healing and complete satisfaction. However, we urge you to consult us if you have any questions or concerns.

Do not re-bandage the tattoo. Do not apply Vaseline, lanolin or petroleum based products.

Do not apply alcohol. Do not rub, scratch or pick at the tattoo.

Do not expose the tattoo to direct sunlight, swim or soak in sauna, steam bath or bathtub for two weeks. Be sure clothing touching your tattoo is clean and soft.

A tattoo is considered minor surgery. It may bleed a bit at first but it will stop within a couple of hours. Most artists recommend the tattoo be kept bandaged overnight or for at least one to five hours.

If the bandage sticks to the skin, soak the area with cold water until it loosens, then remove carefully. Once the tattoo is exposed, wash it carefully in cold water, gently applying antibacterial soap with fingers (never use a cloth) to remove all surface blood. Rinse with cold water, pat dry with a clean towel, and air-dry for 15 minutes. Then, gently and sparingly apply a thin layer of A&D Ointment or Aquaphor healing ointment. Repeat 3 or 4 times a day for 5 to 7 days. After 5 to 7 days, the tattoo may start to peel (this is normal) and scab. DO NOT pick or peel the skin away. During this time start applying lotion, such as Lubriderm or Currell.

Fresh skin will soon replace the dead skin. Colors may fade during the process, but will return when healing is completed. Lotion keep your tattoos from drying and the skin areas soft and moist. Always apply sparingly. Too much prevents the skin/tattoo from breathing, and can cause leaching of the colors. If this happens, discontinue use, wash the tattoo, pat dry, and consult your tattoo artist at your earliest convenience. After a few weeks, all scabbing will be gone, but the area may still be sensitive. 

PIERCING CARE INSTRUCTIONS

You were pierced in a modern studio with sterilized instruments and jewelry. The long life of your piercing depends upon the care you give it during the critical first few days and weeks. It is vital that you follow these aftercare instructions below to ensure proper healing and complete satisfaction. However, we urge you to consult us if you have any questions or concerns.

Do not use alcohol or peroxide to clean your piercing.

Do not swim in fresh, salt or chlorinated water and minimize exposure to the sun, for at least the first 2 to 6 weeks.

Use sterile bandage(s) or other sterile dressing(s) when necessary. Cover your piercing if you tan.

BODY PIERCINGS should be properly cleansed using the aftercare supplied to you by the piercer. It is Very Important to thoroughly clean your new piercing 3 times a day for the first 5 days. Then 2 times a day for the next 3 days. Then once a day for the rest of the healing process. When using the supplied aftercare be sure to keep hands and swaps off the bottle, not to contaminate it.

While showering we recommend the following procedure:
Work a small amount of soap into the piercing and leave it in contact with the skin for about three minutes. Lather up the piercing again and work the jewelry back and forth through the piercing a few times, to remove any matter which has dried on the jewelry or around the opening of the piercing. This matter should only be secreted from the piercing during the early stages of the healing process. Rinse the piercing thoroughly again working the jewelry back and forth under the running water to remove all traces of soap.

ORAL PIERCINGS use the mouth rinse supplied to you by the piercer.

Keep the mouth rinse with you at all times during the first week or so while you’re piercing is healing. RINSE YOUR MOUTH ANY TIME YOU PUT ANYTHING IN IT. THIS INCLUDES BEVERAGES OTHER THAN WATER AS WELL AS AFTER SMOKING.