Wash your new tattoo 2-3 times daily with Antibacterial Soap (Dial)
After each wash, carefully apply a thin coat of healing ointment (We prefer Hustle Butter)
DO NOT over-medicate. Keep the tattoo out of direct sunlight as often as possible.
Once dryness or peeling occurs, discontinue use of ointment and switch to a non-scented skin healing lotion after each wash (Lubriderm, Aveeno)
DO NOT soak your tattoo and DO NOT pick or scratch during healing. ENJOY!
Recovery Derm Shield
Directions for Use:
Gently clean and pat dry the tattoo and surrounding area, ensuring there is no soap or any residue on the skin. With clean gloves, remove Derm Shield from the sterile pouch. Cut the Derm Shield to cover tattooed area plus a 1 to 2 inch margin from the edge of the tattoo. Peel off backing to expose adhesive side and position the Derm Shield over the tattoo with the adhesive side facing the skin. Gently apply using light pressure, starting from the center to the edges to eliminate air bubbles. Do not stretch the Derm Shield during application.
The first Derm Shield application should stay in place for 24 hours, depending on level of exudation. It is normal for blood and fluids to collect under the bandage.
A second application can be used for several days, and a third application may be used if necessary. Gently clean and dry the area between applications. Do not wear any piece longer than one week.
Directions for Removal:
Gently peel the Derm Shield by pulling it slowly from the edge back over itself. Do not pull the bandage upwards.
New Piercing Aftercare
-Spray your Piercing with Sterile Saline Piercing Spray 2+ times per day.
-Let warm water run over your new piercings as often as you’d like.
-If your piercing is physically dirty or contains “crusties” gently rinse the area with warm water.
-Spray/dampen a clean q-tip with Sterile Saline Piercing Spray & gently, carefully clean the crusties away.
-Return for a maintenance check-up; Normally 3-4 weeks from the piercing date.
What to Expect
-Light bleeding, possibly some mild bruising, & localized swelling, are all NORMAL.
-On & off clear-fluid discharge for the next couple of weeks is healthy & NORMAL. (Once the healing fluid hits oxygen it will solidify, & form “crusties”)
Refer to 'New Piercing Aftercare' for tips to remove "crusties"
Although minor swelling is normal, & part of the healthy healing process, EXXCESSIVE SWELLING is something that you should definitely contact your Piercer about. If the piercing is so swollen that the jewelry is becoming embedded, please contact your Piercer immediately. You could need longer jewelry so your piercing can freely swell & properly drain.
What to AVOID
-DON’T play, rotate, twist, pull, excessively touch or over-handle your piercing or jewelry AT ALL while it’s healing.
-DO NOT SLEEP ON YOUR NEW PIERCING.
-Do not use Alcohol, Hydrogen Peroxide, Neosporin, Bactene, Tea Tree Oil, or Contact Solution on your new piercing.
THESE PRODUCTS ARE TOO HARSH FOR YOUR FRESH PIERCING &
WILL RESULT IN COMPLICATIONS & SCARRING.
-Do not remove your jewelry for any reason until it’s fully healed.
-Do not swim, soak, or submerge your piercing in any insanitary bodies of water. (Baths, Swimming pools, hot-tubs, lakes, rivers, etc)
Doing so WILL result in serious issues & could lead to Bacterial Infections.