1.) Remove Bandage / Wrap after 1-2 Hours
2.) Clean your new tattoo with antibacterial soap, (such as DEAL SOAP) 2-3 times a day
3.) Apply a thin layer of AQUAPHOR or HUSTLE BUTTER DELUXE 2-3 times a day for 5-7 days
4.) Once tattoo finishes peeling switch to an unscented lotion (such as LUBRIDERM)
***Avoid pools and beaches during the healing process. ALMOST all tattoos are guaranteed for 90 days as long as these instructions are followed.
PIERCING AFTER CARE
Thank you for choosing to be pierced here at our shop. The jewelry and equipment we used, are sterilized along with being the best for your body. It is now up to you to follow these instructions for a successful healing process.
What To Expect:
Here are some symptoms that are to be expected of a new piercing. You will have some swelling, redness, tenderness, (clear) oozing, crusting, and possibly some bleeding. These are all normal occurrences and pretty common during the healing process. What you should be wary of is discharge from the piercing site that is considered pus (green to yellow thick discharge), any type of burning sensation, and instant "rash" around the piercing, which could indicate an allergic reaction. If the piercing site is hot to the touch, or you start to run a fever, this is a true sign of infection and you should consult a physician.
Do's And Dont's:
The most crucial part of aftercare is never touching your piercing with area with dirty hands! Twisting and removing jewelry to clean the area is unnecessary.
**DO NOT USE OTHER UNNECESSARY HEALING AGENTS SUCH AS BACTINE, NEOSPORIN, RUBBING ALCOHOL, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, ANTIBIOTICS, TEA TREE OILS, OR HOMEMADE SALT SOLUTIONS AS THOSE CAN CAUSE THE PIERCING TO REJECT OR FURTHER COMPLICATE HEALING PROCESS**
- Clean daily 2-3x with Neilmed Aftercare
- Allow 2-3 weeks before changing (4-6 weeks for cartilage)
- Keep hair, hair products, etc off the fresh piercing
- DO NOT cover with bandaid
- DO NOT apply ice to reduce swelling
- Rinse with antiseptic mouthwash daily 2-3x a day
- Eat cold items such as ice, slushies, ice cream, etc to reduce swelling and relieve some pain
- Avoid using mouthwash more than 3x a day to avoid causing your tongue to dry out and complicate your piercing
- DO NOT drink beer or alcohol for 3-5 days
What We Recommend:
Neilmed Piercing Aftercare:
The first and most basic part of proper healing is keeping your piercing clean. Using antibacterial soap and warm water works for some, but not every person heals the same way. For this, we suggest you purchase a can of piercing aftercare by Neilmed. Neilmed Piercing Aftercare is isotonic, drug and preservative free, and there is no burning or stinging sensation during usage. An isotonic solution, by definition is a solution has the same salt concentration as the cells or blood in your body, which makes it gentle enough to not damage healing tissues and neither adds or takes fluid away from the very delicate area.
H2Ocean Sea Salt Aftercare:
Another type of solution we offer is H2Ocean Sea Salt Solution. This spray is used for a separate piercing issue known as hypertrophic scarring. Many times When the piercing is bumped or constantly moved, it causes a bump or bubble which is similar to a keloid. Many people mistake hypertrophic scar for infection but it can easily be treated. Sometimes a hypertrophic scar can resolve itself and go away, but if it does not or if it worsens this, is the healing method we recommend. If this occurs, use the H2Ocean spray 2-3 times a day by heating up a small portion for 10-15 seconds, observe solution on a Q-tip or cloth and apply this to "bump" with the light pressure for 30 seconds. This will cause the "bump" to either pop and drain instantly or it will start to dry out and gradually fall off on its own.
DO NOT USE:
Sea Salt Sprays
Redness, tenderness, swelling, crusting, bleeding, bruising, oozing is all normal during the healing process
After 3-6 weeks you can change for different jewelry
CARTILAGE PIERCINGS (tragus, helix, conch, rook, daith, industrial) & NOSTRIL:
DO NOT twist, turn or play with piercing