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Instructions

Tattoos | Body Piercings | Oral Piercings

Proper aftercare of your new tattoo or piercing is an important step not to be taken lightly. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your new ink or piercing.

Tattoos

  • Remove bandage after one hour. You won't need to apply another bandage.
  • Gently wash your new tattoo with a mild soap and warm water using your fingers only. Make sure to blot dry – do not rub until your tattoo is fully healed.
  • Apply a thin film of A&D ointment as often as 4 times a day to keep your tattoo moist for the first 3-4 days. This will prevent a scab from forming over your new tattoo. If a scab does form, do not pick or mess with it. It will naturally fall off in a few days. Afterwards, apply a good quality, fragrance free, skin moisturizer for two weeks or even longer. This will ensure the brightness and quality of your new tattoo to last a long time.
  • Do not soak in a bathtub, hot tub, and avoid swimming for up to two weeks.
  • If you are going to be outdoors and exposed to sunlight, be sure to cover your new tattoo with clothing or a dry bandage. Make sure to take the bandage off afterwards so your tattoo is able to breathe and heal faster. After it has healed, protect your tattoo from the sun with a good sun block cream.
  • While your new tattoo is healing, there may be some soreness, swelling, and itchiness. Do not scratch your new tattoo, the skin moisturizing cream can help with the itchiness, after the 3-4 day period of using ointment.
  • Some products that may be good for your skin, will not help your tattoo heal, it may even damage it, so before you apply something to your skin that is not a recommended product, please call.

Body Piercings

  • Wash and rotate your new jewelry when showering.
  • Wash piercing and jewelry with antibacterial soap two times a day. Then clean jewelry and piercing using our piercing cleaning solution until piercing is healed. Gently apply solution with a Q-tip, rotate jewelry, dab off excess with a dry Q-tip.
  • Never rotate or play with your piercing when dry. Just because it looks and feels healed doesn't mean that it is. Your piercing will take 6 months to a year to become completely healed.

Oral Piercings

  • For tongue piercings, immediately apply ice after piercing to control swelling.
  • Refrain from smoking and the transfer of foreign body fluids until the swelling subsides.
  • Rinse 2 times daily with Glyoxide followed by Listerine. Use Glyoxide for 3 weeks.
  • Rinse with Listerine at least 4 times a day especially after meals for the first 3 weeks.
  • Remember to check the jewelry periodically to make sure it is fastened properly.
  • For lip or labret piercings, wash outside surface with a Q-tip and Listerine. For the first 3 to 4 days if red or sore, apply very small amount of antibacterial ointment to outside surface.