Tattoo aftercare

Day 1-2

  1. Wash your tattoo four to five times daily with a mild antibacterial soap and pat dry with a soft, clean cloth. Do not rub!(We recommend Tattoo Goo antibacterial soap.)

  2. After washing, apply a very thin layer of Tattoo Goo lotion.

Day 3-30

Do not scratch your tattoo! During the healing process your tattoo will itch. This is a normal part of the healing process. Scratching may damage the healing skin causing the tattoo to have light spots.

  1. Wash your tattoo two-three times daily with antibacterial soap and pat down with a soft, clean cloth. Remember, do not rub.

  2. After washing, continue to apply a very thin layer of Tattoo Goo lotion

DO NOT:

  • Expose your new tattoo to direct sunlight or go tanning for one month.

  • Allow your new tattoo to dry out. Apply lotion several times daily.

  • Soak your new tattoo in water. This means no swimming or baths. Showers are fine, but try to avoid getting your new tattoo get very wet for one month.

  • Scratch or pick at your new tattoo

  • Apply gauze or bandages to your new tattoo for any reason

Remember:

Some redness and swelling are normal reactions to the tattoo/piercing process. Seek medical advice at any signs of infection.

How long of a healing time should I expect with my body piercing?

Ear lobe.....................................6 to 8 weeks

Ear cartilage.....................4 months to 1 year

Eyebrow........................................6-8 weeks

Nostril......................................2 to 4 months

Nasal septum...........................6 to 8 months

Nasal bridge.............................8 to 10 weeks

Tongue..............................................4 weeks

Lip...........................................2 to 3 months

Nipple.........................................3-6 months

Navel................................4 months to 1 year

Female genitalia.......................4 to 10 weeks

Male genitalia...............4 weeks to 6 months

More questions?

Piercing aftercare

Navel

  • Clean/disinfect daily and turn ring from one end to the other.

  • Scabs that form on either end of the piercing should be left alone

  • Avoid saunas, swimming and bathing as the tissue may swell and soften

  • Do not wear a belt or tight fitting clothing over the navel until the piercing is completely healed. When sitting down, loosen the waistband to reduce pressure on tissue.

  • During the healing process, a scab will form and the puncture site may ooze slightly. Tis is a sign that the healing is taking place. Remove dried oozing from the ring using warm water and by slowly turning the ring.

Eyebrow

  • Clean and disinfect daily and turn ring from one end to the other.

  • During the first two weeks, apply gauze over the ring before sleeping. Avoid sunbathing, saunas, etc.

  • During the healing process, a scab will form and the puncture site may ooze slightly. This is a sign that healing is taking place. Remove dried oozing from ring using warm water and by slowly turning the ring.

Tongue/lip

  • During the first six hours, avoid: eating, drinking alcohol and smoking.

  • Gargle with diluted antiseptic mouthwash and drink lots of water.

  • Healing will take five to 10 days, during which you must avoid beer, alcohol and snacks or sweets between main meals. Intimate oral activities should be avoided.

  • Use diluted Listerine each time after eating, drinking or smoking.

  • During the first three days you may experience difficulties speaking, chewing and swallowing as the tongue will be somewhat swollen. Ice cubes are helpful to keep the swelling down. 

  • The hole will close quickly if no jewelry is inserted.

Ear/Earlobe/lip

  • Clean and disinfect daily and turn the ring or stud from one end to the other. Apply disinfectant on both ends of the ring or stud.

  • During the healing process, a scab will form and the puncture site may ooze slightly. This is a sign that the healing is taking place. Remove dried oozing from ring using warm water and by slowly turning the ring.

Remember:

Some redness and swelling are normal reactions to the tattoo/piercing process. Seek medical advice at any signs of infection.

Body Language Tattoo, 317-7TATTOO

Indianapolis | Muncie