GENERAL TATTOO AFTERCARE AND TIPS
Keep bandage on overnight. Remove right before you shower, the next morning.
With clean hands, gently splash warm water on the area. Keep fresh tattoos out of the direct spray of the shower head for the first couple days as it will only hurt and irritate the tattoo. Lather, rinse, repeat for about 5 minutes with unscented, un-medicated soap to bring all the lymphatic fluid to the surface. Rinse thoroughly.
Allow tattoo to air dry or pat dry with paper towel. Please do not use face cloths or towels as they can harbor bacteria. Use clean sheets on your beds for your first sleep without the bandage.
Continue cleaning routine until the top layer of your tattoo is healed (2 weeks). It will take an additional 4 weeks for the underlying layers to heal. You have an open wound, please treat it as such.
Do not over wash your tattoo. It can cause excess irritation and scabbing, resulting in loss of ink in the tattoo.
Take care of your body so your body can take care of your tattoo. The only thing that heals your tattoo is your immune system, not what you put on it. Clean and dry make for a happy tattoo!
Do not moisturize for 3-4 days.
When it's lotion time, use a minimal amount and work it all the way into your skin, with clean hands! The best time is after your cleaning routine. Do not over saturate. Your tattoo needs to dry out and develop a new layer of skin.
In 4-5 days your tattoo will go through a period of flaking, it will be itchy. The only reasons to use moisturizer are to keep itching to a minimum and to prevent any potential cracking in scabs.
Moisturizing prematurely may cause loss of ink and scabbing from irritation. Lotion and balms just add an excess of oil, which can hinder healing.
Make sure lotion is unscented and un-medicated. We also recommend Hustle Butter as it is an excellent tattoo aftercare product.
If the lotion you use feels like it's burning or irritating your tattoo. rinse thoroughly and discontinue use.
It is normal for your piercing to be tender or itchy for a few weeks and it is also possible that your piercing may bleed for a few days. Initially, the piercing site may be swollen and red as well as have a slight bit of bruising.
For a period of time, you will notice some discharge around your piercing. It should be clear to whitish color. It is your body’s lymphatic fluid and it will continue to come to the surface for the entire healing period.
With the discharge, you may notice a red ring appear around the opening of your piercing. Although it doesn’t look the way you want it to, it is very normal and part of the healing process.
Jewelry should not be removed or changed out during the initial healing period. Much of the `body jewelry sold online or over the counter are more often than not low quality and an inappropriate size for your piercing. THERE IS NO ONE SIZE FITS ALL. Jewelry should not be sold by the body part, such as ``nose rings``, but rather style of jewelry (hinged ring), and size, (gauge and diameter), for your placement and anatomy. Remember, you are not buying a T-shirt rather a piece of jewelry you are going to be putting inside your body. When you wish to have a “new look” or want different jewelry for your piercing, ask your piercer, it is their job to help you and it can save your piercing as well as money and disappointment.
Your piercer is also able to help you with removing your jewelry temporarily. All piercings will begin to `shrink` very quickly when jewelry is removed making it challenging to put original jewelry back in. Retainers are available for just about any type of piercing and is much safer and healthier alternative than forcing your jewelry back in. If your jewelry has come out or been removed and you cannot get it back in with ease, do not force it. It is best to get in and see a piercer that you trust to have them help you with a reinsertion. We do not normally charge for this as we want your piercing to remain healthy and happy! It is also no problem to permanently remove your piercing as long as it is healthy when we do so.
Touching your piercing with unwashed hands is the fasted way to get an infection as well as irritate your piercing which also increases your chances of developing scar tissue. SO NO TOUCHY TOUCHY!
Any clothing, pillow cases, hats etc. should be frequently washed or changed to reduce your chances of infection. If your piercing is constantly under stress from hats, belts, clothing etc. or is constantly being played with, it will drastically slow down the healing time.
Remember, cleaning your piercing doesn’t heal it, your body does, so eating well, getting enough sleep and taking appropriate vitamins will help.
ORAL PIERCING AFTERCARE
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