After Care

Tattoo after care

  • Remove bandage in 2- 10 hours
  • Do not cover or bandage again.
  • Follow these directions for the next two weeks, for our clients with Diabetes, please follow aftercare for 4 weeks.
  • Wash tattoo gently with a mild liquid antibacterial hand soap such as liquid Softsoap or Dial. Do not use a loofah, sponge, or towel. Wash only with your fingertips for 30 seconds, rinse with clean water.
  • Warm to cool water is ideal for washing your new tattoo.
  • Always gently pat your tattoo dry
  • Wash your hands with antibacterial soap for 30 seconds, then apply a thin coat of Tattoo Goo or Unscented Lotion (any brand) 2-3 a day.
  • Do not use the following products on your tattoo: Aquaphor, A&D, Neosporin, Triple Antibiotic, or Vaseline. Petroleum products keep your tattoo too wet, which is not ideal for healing and the can remove pigment from your tattoo.
  • Don’t soak in water, that means if you get a tattoo on your wrist or lower arm you’ll likely need some gloves to protect your tattoo if you’re doing dishes, washing the dog, and so on.
  • Showers are great! Baths, swimming pools, hot tubs, lakes are all out until your tattoo is fully healed.
  • Do not itch, scratch, pick, or poke your tattoo. Your finger nails can carry bacteria into your open skin.
  • Do not allow friends to hit or “set” your tattoo, this can blow out lines which cannot be fixed.
  • Did you get a tattoo on your bra or bikini line? Soft clothes are your best friend for the next two weeks. Avoid elastic bands!
  • Keep pets, children, and unwashed surfaces away from your fresh ink.
  • What to expect: your tattoo can be inflamed, itchy, mildly irritated. It is normal to have scabbing and itchiness. Keep your tattoo clean and dry, do not over moisturize, do not pick your scabs!
  • Do not Google how to take care of your tattoo, there is a regrettably large sum of misinformation regarding aftercare online. If you ever have questions please, please, please call us. We’re open every single day and we are more than happy to help! 918-585-8282

 

               Aftercare for Tongue Piercings

  •  Always wash your hands before touching the piercings or jewelry.
  •  Rinse with an alcohol free antiseptic mouthwash 3-5 daily. Always rinse after you eat or drink.
  • Your piercing will swell for about 2-7 days
  • You can reduce the swelling by taking an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen and consuming lots of cold food, drinks, ice water. Be aware of any contraindications with anti-inflammatory medication and any medicine you may take before you begin. You may need to consult with your doctor.
  •  For the first 7 days you need to avoid hot/spicy foods, hot drinks and alcohol.
  •  A white, yellow discharge is normal and you will probably see it during the entire healing process. If an infection occurs contact a physician.
  •  After 10 days if the swelling has gone you can change your jewelry to something smaller. Do not change jewelry excessively until the piercing is fully healed.
  •  Do not apply hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, or oils to your piercing
  • Excessively moving, touching, or playing with your piercing can introduce infection causing bacteria to your piercing.

 

                 General Piercing Aftercare

  • Wash your piercing once a day with a gentle, unscented, antibacterial hand soap. We suggest Provon which can be purchased in house for $5.00 or a liquid soap such as dial or softsoap. It is easiest to wash your piercing in the shower as the warm water will help to break up any dried lymph fluid. You will always wash for 30 seconds.
  • Do not move, twist, remove, or play with your jewelry while your piercing is healing.
  • No, your piercing did not heal in a week. A piercing may not hurt, be inflamed, or release white blood cells, after 5-10 days. This does not mean that your piercing is healed. Please allow 3- 12 months for full maturation.
  • Always wash your hands for 30 seconds with antibacterial soap before you touch your piercings or jewelry.
  • More is not better. Do not clean your piercing more than once a day.
  •  A white, yellow discharge is normal and you will probably see it during the entire healing process. If an infection occurs contact a physician.
  •  After 3 months if the swelling has gone you can change your jewelry to something smaller. Do not change jewelry excessively until the piercing is fully healed.
  •  Do not apply hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, or oils to your piercing
  • Excessively moving, touching, or playing with your piercing can introduce infection causing bacteria to your piercing.

                     Oral Piercing Aftercare

  • Wash your piercing once a day with a gentle, unscented, antibacterial hand soap. We suggest Provon which can be purchased in house for $5.00 or a liquid soap such as dial or softsoap. It is easiest to wash your piercing in the shower as the warm water will help to break up any dried lymph fluid. You will always wash for 30 seconds.
  •  Rinse with an alcohol free antiseptic mouthwash 3-5 daily. Always rinse after you eat or drink.
  • Your piercing will swell for about 3 weeks.
  • You can reduce the swelling by taking an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen and consuming lots of cold food, drinks, ice water. Be aware of any contraindications with anti-inflammatory medication and any medicine you may take before you begin. You may need to consult with your doctor.
  •  For the first 7 days you need to avoid hot/spicy foods, hot drinks and alcohol.
  • Do not move, twist, remove, or play with your jewelry while your piercing is healing.
  • No, your piercing did not heal in a week. A piercing may not hurt, be inflamed, or release white blood cells, after 5-10 days. This does not mean that your piercing is healed. Please allow 3- 12 months for full maturation.
  • Always wash your hands for 30 seconds with antibacterial soap before you touch your piercings or jewelry.
  • More is not better. Do not clean your piercing more than once a day.
  •  A white, yellow discharge is normal and you will probably see it during the entire healing process. If an infection occurs contact a physician.
  •  After 3 weeks if the swelling has gone you can change your jewelry to something smaller. Do not change jewelry excessively until the piercing is fully healed.
  •  Do not apply hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, or oils to your piercing
  • Excessively moving, touching, or playing with your piercing can introduce infection causing bacteria to your piercing.

 

                     Stretching your ear lobes

  • Wash your piercing once a day with a gentle, unscented, antibacterial hand soap. We suggest Provon which can be purchased in house for $5.00 or a liquid soap such as dial or softsoap. It is easiest to wash your piercing in the shower as the warm water will help to break up any dried lymph fluid. You will always wash for 30 seconds.
  • Do not move, twist, remove, or play with your jewelry while your tissue is healing.
  • Do not attempt to jump or skip sizes. Please consult with our staff  before you stretch your piercing.
  • Do not use silicone to stretch
  • For healed earlobes (6-8 weeks) Wash your hands for 30 seconds with an antibacterial soap, then apply a liberal coat of coconut oil or emu oil to your earlobes 1x a day.
  • Slowly progressing in size will allow your body to properly heal, help prevent blow outs, and the necessity for painful/costly tissue repair.

 

               Cuidados De Tatuajes

  • No te remuevas el vendaje, déjalo por 4-10 horas.
  • No te vuelvas a poner ningún tipo de vendaje.
  • Lava el tatuaje cuidadosamente con un jabón líquido suave y neutro, usando solo las puntas de los dedos.
  • No lo toques, rasques, rasguñes, o molestes.
  • No te sumerjas en piscinas, lagos, tinas o jacuzzis.
  • No lo expongas al sol por periodos largos.
  • No sigas consejos opuestos de amigos/familia
  • Lava tus manos durante 30 segundos, y luego aplicca una capa delgada de Tattoo Goo (o una loción de manos sin olor) en tu tatuaje, 3 veces al día.
  • Usa únicamente Tattoo Goo, o una loción de manos sin olor – no apliques otros productos en tu tatuaje.
  • Si tienes alguna pregunta, consulta con el artista/tatuador inmediatamente.

 

               Cuidads de un Piercing Oral

  • No apliques alcohol, colonia, agua oxigenada, o aceites a tu piercing.
  • Mover o jugar excesivamente con un piercing nuevo puede irritar el piercing, y posiblemente facilitar la entrada de bacterias que causan infección.
  • Limpia el piercing solo UNA VEZ al día.Mas no siempre es mejor; no lo limpies más de una vez al día.Aplica dos gotas de jabón Provon en la punta de los dedos, frótalo en la joya, y limpia removiendo las costras de líquido linfático en/alrededor del piercing o la joya.
  • Lava completamente con agua limpia para remover todo el jabón.Siempre lávate las manos antes de tocar la joya o el piercing. Haz enjuagues con enjuague bucal antiséptico sin alcohol, aproximadamente 3-5 veces al día.
  • Siempre haz enjuagues con enjuague bucal después de consumir comidas o bebidas.Tu piercing se inflamará durante 2-7 días. Reduce la hinchazón tomando antiinflamatorios como ibuprofeno, y consumiendo muchas comidas y bebidas frías, especialmente hielo y agua fría.
  • Durante la primera semana evita consumir comidas calientes o picantes, bebidas calientes y alcohol. Revisa diariamente para asegurarte que las bolas están bien apretadas en la joya. Una secreción blanca/amarilla es normal, y probablemente la verás durante todo el proceso de curación. Si se vuelve una infección, contacta a tu médico.
  • Después de 21 días, si la hinchazón ha desaparecido, la joya se puede cambiar por una más pequeña. Sin embargo, no cambies la joya más de una vez hasta que haya sanado.

 

                Cuidados de un Piercing

  • No apliques alcohol, colonia, agua oxigenada, o aceites a tu piercing.
  • Mover o jugar excesivamente con un piercing nuevo puede irritar el piercing, y posiblemente facilitar la entrada de bacterias que causan infección.
  • Limpia el piercing solo UNA VEZ al día.
  • Mas no siempre es mejor; no lo limpies más de una vez al día.
  • Aplica dos gotas de jabón Provon en la punta de los dedos, frótalo en la joya, y limpia removiendo las costras de líquido linfático en/alrededor del piercing o la joya.
  • Lava completamente con agua limpia para remover todo el jabón.

 

          Cuidados de un Piercing de lengua

  • Siempre lávate las manos antes de tocar la joya o el piercing.
  • Haz enjuagues con enjuague bucal antiséptico sin alcohol, aproximadamente 3-5 veces al día.
  • Siempre haz enjuagues con enjuague bucal después de consumir comidas o bebidas.
  • Tu piercing se inflamará durante 2-7 días
  • Reduce la hinchazón tomando antiinflamatorios como ibuprofeno, y consumiendo muchas comidas y bebidas frías, especialmente hielo y agua fría.
  • Durante la primera semana evita consumir comidas calientes o picantes, bebidas calientes y alcohol.
  • Revisa diariamente para asegurarte que las bolas están bien apretadas en la joya.
  • Una secreción blanca/amarilla es normal, y probablemente la verás durante todo el proceso de curación. Si se vuelve una infección, contacta a tu médico.
  • Después de 10 días, si la hinchazón ha desaparecido, la joya se puede cambiar por una más pequeña. Sin embargo, no cambies la joya más de una vez hasta que haya sanado.

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