Preparing for your tattoo is almost as important as proper aftercare. The following are some recommendations we believe will make your experience more pleasant:
We recommend 2 different methods for taking care of your new piercing.
Option #1 NeilMed wound wash Piercing Aftercare
Spray wash on q-tip and clean piercing at entry and exit 2-3 daily. Remove any crusty discharge with the q-tip.
Option #2 Clean your piercing with anti-bacterial soap (Like Dial or Softsoap)
Wash your hands thoroughly. Lather clean hands with anti-bacterial soap and water and carefully wash the new piercing. Rinse off all residue of soap. Rinse again with sea salt mixture (1 tablespoon of sea salt in a gallon of distilled water).
Repeat 3 times daily for 6 weeks.
Do Not!!! use alcohol, peroxide, bactine, or Neosporin.
Do Not spin/turn the piercing, or touch it with dirty hands.
Caring for new oral piercing.
Aftercare for oral piercings is the same as above for exterior of the mouth(outside of lip)- option 1 or 2.
For a clean and healthy interior, you must use mouthwash each time you eat , drink, smoke, kiss, or do anything that may introduce bacteria into the piercing. You can dilute the mouthwash 50/50 with water.
Repeat 3 times daily for 4-6 weeks.
Please consult your tattooer for aftercare, as we each have our own ways of advising. As the tattoo goes through the healing process, do not scratch or pick any scabs. Tattoos can take between two weeks and a month to fully heal. Always wash hands prior to treating your tattoo. Do not soak in water (i.e. baths, swimming, etc) . Peeling and irritation is a normal process of healing and the time frame for this varies from person to person. If you have any questions or concerns please consult your artist at (828)252-5775.