Following aftercare instructions is vital to the healing and longevity of your tattoo and/or piercing. Please, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the below directions and feel free to call us with any additional questions.
Day One: Don’t leave your tattoo covered for more than 2 hours. The first day when you get home, gently wash your tattoo using a mild anti-bacterial soap and then “pat” dry. Put a very light layer of ointment on.
Day 2 and for 2 weeks after: Keep your tattoo OUT OF THE SUN. Wash it once in the morning and once in the evening, however, DO NOT “soak” the tattoo in a tub or any liquid. Pat it dry and apply a very thin layer of ointment. We recommend Aquaphor but A&D is fine. Apply enough to keep your tattoo from drying out and cracking but not enough to let it get goopy.
DO NOT scratch or pick at your new tattoo as tempting as it might be. After your tattoo is healed continue using a sunscreen. This will help keep your tattoo vibrant.
DO: Keep your piercing clean. Use a mild antibacterial soap to gently wash the surface of your piercing. Do not work the soap into your piercing. Once the surface area is clean and free of any “crusties” then gently move your jewelry around allowing any fluid to escape. If you are having a difficult time getting the scabs or “crusties” off your piercing, use a Q-tip with warm water. Do not pick at them. Rinse your piercing off and pat dry using a clean paper towel.
DON’T: DON’T TOUCH YOUR PIERCING UNLESS YOU ARE CLEANING IT. Don’t over-clean your piercing. Once in the morning and once at night is the right amount, unless you get extremely sweaty or dirty during the day. Then, clean it right after. Don’t take your friends’ advice on what to put on your piercing.
If you are not sure what to do, please call the shop immediately. We hope your new piercing heals well and you have no problems, however, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call or stop by the shop.