Tattoo Aftercare

Piercing Aftercare

Bandage Aftercare:

We recommend Recovery bandages and products to heal your tattoo.  These products have been put to the test by artist throughout our industry and proven to work best in healing.  

Recovery bandage:

Artist will put on bandage when completed with tattoo. Additional bandages are available for sale at the studio.  This bandage stays on for up to 5 days!  Though rare, if you have an allergy to bandage adhesive please let your artist know.  

 

Traditional Aftercare

DO...           

  • Always wash your hands before touching your new tattoo

  • Remove bandage after 1-2 hours

  • With clean hands, wash tattoo area thoroughly with a mild, antibacterial liquid soap

  • Allow tattoo to dry before applying artist recommended ointment

  • Repeat the washing process 3 times daily until tattoo is completely healed

 

DON'T...     

  • Do NOT soak the tattoo in the bath, swimming pool, hot tub, or ocean.

  • Do NOT pick or scratch at the tattoo.

  • Do NOT go tanning.

  • Do NOT use Neosporin. Vaseline, or A&D as ointment.

We exclusively use and recommend Recovery brand purified saline wash solution.  Please follow you piercer's instruction and follow the tips below to make sure your piercing heals well.

  • Many piercings heal in 8 weeks, while others do take longer. Please be patient!

  • Be healthy, and you'll heal faster.

  • Eat notoriously and be hygienic.

  • Clean with Recovery 2-4 times per day.

DO...           

  • Only touch new piercings with clean or gloved hands.

  • Remove "crusties" (dried lymph) with a Recovery-soaked swab.

  • Avoid alcohol and nicotine.

  • See you piercer ASAP if you get a rash or have extreme swelling.

DON'T...     

  • Play with your jewelry​

  • Turn/ slide it to loosen "crusties"

  • Clean with alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or Neosporin

  • Over-clean your piercing

  • Swim, take baths or use hot tubs

  • Let others bodily fluids near your piercings

  • Sunbathe or use tanning beds

  • Clog your piercing with creams, oils, or makeup