Tattoo Aftercare

Remove bandage after one hour, do not keep it on more than two hours. Never re-bandage. Wash tattoo gently with cool, soapy water. Rinse thoroughly, lightly pat dry with a clean towel. With clean hands apply a thin layer of tattoo aftercare lotion or A&D ointment, and work it into the tattoo. Do not over-lubricate your tattoo, but don’t allow it to get too dry.

  • Do not use alcohol or peroxide.
  • Do not pick or scratch.
  • Do not go swimming or soak in water for two weeks.

Keep your new tattoo out of direct sunlight during healing. Regular application of sunscreen when your tattoo is exposed to sun or tanning bed (after it is healed) will prolong the life of your tattoo.

If rash occurs (bumps on or around the tattoo as with an allergic reaction) or redness persists, discontinue the use of all topical products and call us for suggestions on product alternatives.

Piercing Aftercare


  1. CLEAN PIERCING THREE TIMES DAILY with saline solution.
  2. DON’T TOUCH PIERCING.  If you must, wash your hands first and clean the piercing immediately after.
  3. Do NOT use rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, antibacterial ointments, or bactine to clean your piercing.
  4. Avoid the beach or pool until the piercing is fully healed.
  5. Piercing is fully healed once swelling, redness, and irritation are all gone.
  6. Make sure sheets, towels, and pillowcases are cleaned at least weekly.
  7. When bathing, wash piercing only in UNSCENTED ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP; scented products will irritate it.
  8. Avoid getting hair products, make-up, and lotions into the piercing.


  1. Rinse mouth out three times daily with alcohol-free mouthwash and again after eating, drinking, or smoking.
  2. Do NOT drink alcohol, and avoid any foods that are salty, spicy, or citrus.
  3. Avoid oral sexual contact, including kissing, even if you are in a monogamous relationship.


  1. Clean every morning and night with saline solution.
  2. Clean as needed with unscented antibacterial soap. (try not to exceed three times daily)
  3. Follow the rules 2-8 of General Piercing Aftercare.
  4. If the skin around your dermis turns pink after healing, your body may be rejecting it. Come in immediately, and we can save it. If you wait and the skin turns purple, your microdermal must come out.
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