1. Remove bandage in 2 to 4 hours.
2. Wash with non-scented bacterial soap & cold water.
3. Use A&D, or Tattoo Goo 2-3 times a day & wash 3 times a day.
4. DO NOT USE Any other lotions without asking your tattoo artist.
5. DO NOT SOAK tattoo in bath for at least 4 weeks.
6. DO NOT SWIM IN POOLS, LAKES, OCEANS, RIVERS, ETC for at least 4 weeks.
7. If the tattoo does scab, DO NOT PICK AT IT.
8.Your tattoo should dry, peel, and flake like a sunburn
9. **NO PAIN KILLER OR ALCOHOL for at least 48 hours (2 days) **
10. If touch-ups are needed, wait at least 6 to 8 weeks.
Piercing & Heal Time
EyeBrow: 2-4 months
Ear Lobe: 6-8 weeks
Ear Cartilage: 3-6 months
Nipple: 4-8 months
Nostril: 3-6 months
Septum: 3-6 months
Navel: 3-12 months
Daith: 3-6 months
Genital: 2-6 months
Use "Dragon Mist Topical Spray" and liquid antibacterial non-scented soap(DIAL).
-Wash hands(every time)
-Clean twice daily
-Gently remove any build up from jewelry with a disposable towel, cotton swab, or q-tip.
-Spray jewelry and piercings with Dragon Mist/Medical Grade Liquid Antiseptic. Rotate jewelry and repeat. Being sure to get dragon mist into piercing.
-New piercing may experiance swelling, bruising, or bleeding.
While healing you may also have a secretion of a white/yellow fluid containing dead cells and blood plasma. This fluid dries to form a crusty build up on jewelry that must be removed during cleaning. This is all normal, however if you feel your piercing has turned from a normal discharge to an infection, please don't hesitate to contact us or a physician for a more advanced treatment (E.G.: Antibiotics - Do not use peroxide, iodine, alcohol, or petroleum based ointments, polysporin, bachracine, neosporin, etc.) These all will prolong healing process.
-While showering, use liquid anti-bacterial non-scented soap (DIAL) on piercings. Clean jewelry, then turn.
Do not remove jewellery for the entire duration of the healing process. The hole may close faster than you think! The jewelry also acts as a drain for any potentially infected piercing.
-Do not expose your fresh piercing to oral or other bodily fluids, cosmetics, lotion, hairspray, etc. They may all potentially cause infection.
Try to be gentle on fresh piercings. Too much irritation may cause piercing to migrate or become infected. After healing, piercings are no more prone to infection than any other skin.
-Try not to sleep on new piercings, this may cause irritation and prolong healing.
-Try to avoid public water spots. (Hot tubs, pools, lakes) They are unclean and induce infection.
Piercing & Heal Time
Tongue: 4-6 weeks
Labret: 8-16 weeks
Cheek/Dimples: 8-16 weeks
Frenulem: 4-6 weeks
(Smiley, Frowny, Tongue web)
Monroe: 8-16 weeks
Lip: 8-16 weeks
All oral piercings have a two part cleaning procedure.
Part One will require a liquid antiseptic to be used externally. You mayeither use Dragon Mist or buy a pharmasutical grade liquid antiseptic (Do not use peroxide, iodine, alcohol, or petroleum based ointments such as polysporin, bachracine, or neosporin).
Part Two is the internal cleaning and for this you may only use Dragon Mist Oral Rinse or Oral-B Alcohol Free Mouthwash; if you use other types of mouthwash it must be alcohol free and some kind of antiseptic (If you use an alcohol based mouthwash, your healing time will be 2-3 times longer due to the fact that alcohol is too strong and it will not let your skin heal properly). In case of emergency you may use 1/4 teaspoon sea salt mixed with 3/4 cup warm water (some people get faster healing by using this method).
Rinse your mouth any time after you eat, drink, or smoke (with the exception of bottled water). Being careful not to over clean (don't clean you're piercing more than 8 times a day). Overcleaning will prolong the healing process. Signs of over cleaning are a white or yellow looking tongue. In case of emergency you may use 1/4 teaspoon sea salt and 8 oz warm water(some people have better success with sea salt rather then medicalgrade oral rinses). Avoid beer, yeast, and dairy products.
-Swelling lasts 3-5 days on average. Ibuprofen can also be used to reduce swelling and pain after 24 hours from time of piercing.
-Brushing your teeth two to three times during healing process is essential to remove plaque bacteria and food particles.
-Use a new soft bristle tooth bruch and don't forget to bruch tongue and internal part of jewelry gently.
-After healing, jewelry should be brushed daily with teeth to prevent plaque build up.
Ice, Freezies, Slurpies, and other froze ngoods are ideal for reduced swelling (**Sucking or chewing wll prolong swelling** Do not suck or chew on frozen items, only lay them on your tongue.) The number one cause of swelling is dairy and yeast products, so these need to be avoided. And do not forget to rinse!
If your jewelry ever feels too tight, see the piercer right away, the bar size might not be approriate for your swelling.
Foods to Avoid
In the first three weeks; no beer, wine, rye, or dairy products. Any food with yeast in it you must avoid because yeast produces basteria and may cause a yeast infection. Within the first 72 hours alcohol and caffeine can irritate a fresh piercing. Try to reduce smoking to a minimum because smoking will prolong healing. No gum, spicy, or acidic foods.
For the first three days anything you eat must be cold after the third day and up to the third week nothing can be hotter than room temperature. You should avoid chewing a lot. When eating solid foods you must cut them into small pieces, chew once, then swallow.
-Wash hands (every time) before touching the piercing.
-Clean two to three times daily
-Gently remove any build up from jewelry with a cotton swab or q-tip.
Must clean the external part of piercing and the internal part seperately. Rotate jewelry while cleaning.
-New piercing may experiance some tenderness, swelling, bruising, or bleeding.
While healing you may also have a secretion of white/yellow fluid containing dead cells and blood plasma. his fluid dries to form a crusty build-up on jewelry that msut be removed during cleaning. This is all normal, however if you feel your piercing has turned from a normal discharge to an infection, please don't hesitate to contact us or a physician for a more advanced treatment (EG: Antibiotics).
Do not remove jewelry for the duration of healing time, the hole may close faster than you think! The jewelry also acts as a drain for any potential infection.
Try to be gentle on fresh piercings. Too much irritation may cause the piercing to migrate or become infected. It is not reccomended that you engage in sexual/oral activities during the time of your healing process. This will cause an infection. After compeltely healing, piercings are no more prone to infection than any other skin.
2 to 3 weeks after being pierced you can come in andchange your jewelry to a smaller size. Let your piercer do this for the firsttime as they will know when you are ready for a shorter bar.
You should tighten the jewelry everyday. "righty tighty, lefty loosey" (Ha!Ha!) If you are biting the balls or bar your jewelry may be too long. Acrylic balls are recommended to help prevent oral damage.
Do not play with fresh tongue piercings. Do not put things in your mouth. Do not touch the piercing with dirty hands. Do not remove the jewelry, as the hole may close in as little as an hour (especially the tongue).
Try to avoid large bodies or water (bathtubs, hot tubs, pools, lakes, etc) because they are unclean and induce infection.
Eat healthy, drink lots of water, and get lots of rest. A healthy body heals better. Enjoy your new piercing. Should you have any questions please call and ask. AVOID GETTING ADVICE FROM FRIENDS AS THEY MAY BE MISINFORMED. THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF INFECTIONS!!