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Aftercare


Tattoo Aftercare

  • Within 2 hours, remove the bandage.
  • Wash the tattooed area gently but thoroughly with warm water and liquid soap.
  • Rinse well, then pat dry with a clean towel.
  • Apply ointment sparingly to the tattooed area and rub it in gently. (Use either vitamin A and D ointment or Webber vitamin E ointment.)
  • Wipe off any excess ointment with a clean paper towel. The area should feel moist but breathable, not coated.
  • Do not re-bandage.
  • Repeat the process twice daily but always remember to wash the area before re-applying the ointment.
  • Your tattoo should heal within 10 days but may need moisturizer for a few days longer.
    We supply packets of ointment for our customers

During the Healing Process

  • Be sure to keep the area clean, this includes making sure all clothing and bed sheets are freshly laundered.
  • Stay out of saunas, hot tubs, pools and baths. Showers are fine but you cannot submerge your tattoo under water.
  • Keep your tattoo out of direct sunlight until its healed; this includes tanning salons as well. Wear light, loose clothing on the tattooed part of the body.
  • If you exercise or sweat during any of you activities, be sure to wash the area afterwards and re-apply the ointment.

Do not follow advice from friends, family, or "tattoo experts". If you have questions or concerns, please call the shop and talk to a professional.


Piercing Aftercare

Exterior Piercings (i.e. nose, navel, ear, eyebrow, nipple)

  • Keep the pierced area clean and dry.
  • Never use rubbing alcohol, peroxide or any kind of cream (like Polysporin) on your piercing
  • Wash with liquid soap and warm water twice daily. Be sure to wash the jewellery as well, but DO NOT remove it.
  • If after 3 to 4 days the piercing still seems red and irritated, then you may use a mild skin cleanser such as bactine (mixed half half with water), saline solution (salt water mixture) or, benzalkonium chloride (available free of charge to our customers).
  • Continue treatment until piercing is completely healed (about 6 to 8 weeks in most cases).

Piercings Inside the Mouth

  • Rinse three times daily with non-alcoholic mouthwash
  • If you cannot find non-alcoholic mouthwash, you can use regular mouthwash mixed half and half with water, or two tablespoons of salt mixed in with a 500 ml bottle of water.
  • Avoid drinking beverages that contain yeast (such as beer) or bacterial cultures (such as yogurt) until the piercing has completely healed (about 4 to 6 weeks).

Piercings that Include both Internal and External Surfaces (i.e. lip, labret, monroe, pixie)

  • Use all of the above methods where possible, but also use common sense. Never use chemical cleaning agents on internal wounds.

REMEMBER: Your body is trying to heal your piercing as well. Don't over wash, or use chemical cleaning agents unless needed.