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After Care Instructions

Tattoo

1. Leave bandage on for 4 – 6 hours.
2. After removing the bandage, wash gently with warm water and antibacterial soap.
3. Pat dry with towel and let air dry until skin feels tight.
4. Apply small amount of non scented, aloe free lotion…..or what our studio has to offer. Apply 3 -5 times a day for 10 days, and if using cocoa butter, use a very small amount.

Do NOT…..
1. Do not let Tattoo dry out.
2. Do not over saturate your Tattoo with moisturizer.
3. Do not scratch or pick your Tattoo.
4. Do not soak your Tattoo in water, pool, tub, etc….
5. Do not expose to direct sunlight for at least 7 – 10 days.
6. Do not rebandage Tattoo.

You have been Tattooed in a clean environment with sterile equipment, supplies, and the best quality pigments available. Now, it is up to you how well your Tattoo is taken care of. A Tattoo normally takes 7 to 10 days to heal. There is no “idiot proof” instructions for the care and healing of a Tattoo, but we think if you read – and FOLLOW – our suggestions above, that you’ll have an excellent chance of making sure that your new Tattoo will be the best that it can be! If you have any questions please call us at 904-825-0108


Piercing

1.  The number one rule in piercing is DON’T TOUCH IT!

2.  The number two rule is, when you do touch it; make sure your hands are clean.

3.  The number three rule is DON’T let anyone else touch it. And everyone will want to touch it. Keep other people’s bodily fluids off of it!

4.  Keep your piercing clean with anti-bacterial soap, like Dial.  Do not apply it directly to the piercing. Lather it in your hand first, and then apply it to the piercing. Be sure to rinse it thoroughly. Do this twice a day – once in the morning and once in the evening.

5.  Every few throughout the day, cleanse with salt water. H2Ocean is recommended, but any saline solution will work.  Do not use tap water or table salt, if mixing your own. Instead use sea salt or kosher salt in distilled or purified water.  1/8th teaspoon salt: 1 cup water. Spray it on or pour it over the piercing. Saturating a cotton ball and squeezing it over the piercing works pretty good. 

6.  You DO NOT need to rotate your jewelry. Skin does not adhere to metal. Just leave it alone. Moving it slightly while cleaning it is okay.

7. Do not use Bactine, Neosporin, alcohol, or peroxide.

8. Do not submerge your piercing for two weeks. That means no ocean, swimming pool, hot tub, or bathtub. Of course, you can still take showers.

9. The beach, tanning beds or anything dirty or gritty should be avoided for a while. Be careful with any kind of product you may use, such as sun screens or suntan lotions, face or body creams, deodorants, hair and skin products or make-up around your new piercing.

10. If, per chance, your jewelry falls out…find it, clean with alcohol and reinsert it. If you can’t find it, put something clean in the hole until you get a new piece of jewelry, even if it is just an earring wire or clean monofilament fishing line. Don’t leave the hole empty because there’s no saying how fast it will close up. Everyone’s different.

11. Basically—keep it clean, leave it alone and let your body do what it wants to do, which is heal itself. The more you jack with it, the more it will be jacked up.

ORAL PIERCINGS – Do not give oral sex for at least two weeks. You can still RECEIVE it; you just can’t GIVE it. During the healing process, cut back on smoking, spicy foods, and alcohol. If you do anything you are not supposed to do, rinse well with salt water as soon as you can afterwards. Buy a new toothbrush. NO MOUTHWASH!
           
            GENITAL PIERCINGS – You can resume having sex whenever you feel comfortable to do so. Take it easy though, until you gauge your jewelry up to recommended size. When engaging in sex during the healing time, use a condom with no spermicide. A slight stinging when you pee is normal.

            NAVEL PIERCINGS – Wear loose clothing and keep waistbands and seatbelts from rubbing on the piercing. Laundry baskets and towels are notoriously evil for catching on belly jewelry. Be careful.

            NOSE PIERCINGSBe careful when washing and drying your face that you don’t accidentally pull it out with the towel or face cloth. And take care blowing and wiping your nose. Avoid the area when applying face products or sunscreens.

            EYEBROWS – Watch out for hairbrushes and avoid the area with face products or sunscreens. Be careful when putting on and taking off sunglasses.
 
            EARS AND CARTILAGE – Be careful with nasty, dirty telephones, hairbrushes, clips, etc. Change your pillow cases daily.