Tattoo AftercareProper cleaning and care is essential for your tattoo to heal properly, which is why we recommend you follow our aftercare advice very carefully. The bandage should be removed no more than four hours after getting tattooed. DO NOT BANDAGE TATTOO AGAIN. Gently wash the tattoo, twice a day, with warm water and a mild unscented soap (ex. Spectro-gel unscented). Let tattoo air dry for 5 to 10 minutes or pat dry with a clean paper towel. Next apply a THIN layer of Tattoo Goo, After Inked or Hustle butter and gently rub it into the tattoo every 2-3 hours. Repeat these steps for the next 7-14 days or until tattoo is smooth and scab free, then continue moisturizing for the next two weeks with a regular moisturizer.
- To have minor redness and swelling for the first few days
- For the tattoo to itch during the healing process
- For the tattoo to leak small amounts of blood or ink for the first few days (especially after applying the tattoo aftercare)
- Touch or pick at your tattoo with unclean hands
- Use alcohol, peroxide or any type of ointment
- Go swimming or use a hot tub during the healing process
- Use bath or hand towels to dry the tattoo
- Expose your tattoo in the sun or tanning salon
- Listen to the advice of anyone other than your tattoo artist
Piercing AftercareThe best moment to clean your piercing is when you take your daily shower, the hot water and the steam will help the pores of your skin open and any crust at the base of your jewelry will soften. A mild/gentle unscented gel soap is ideal for your daily cleaning (ex: Spectro-gel unscented). With your fingertips, gently clean your piercing in small circular motion followed by a deep rinse. During the healing period of the piercing, sea salt soaks are highly recommended. We suggest soaking your piercing with a saline solution once a day, in case of infection, several times a day will work wonders for you. To prepare your saline solution, mix ¼ teaspoon of sea salt in 8oz of warm/hot water in a cup or a shooter glass and then soak your piercing by pressing the cup/glass on your piercing for several minutes. For harder to reach places (ex: ears, nose, etc.) soak a cotton ball or sterile gaze in you saline solution and apply it on the piercing for several minutes.
- Touch, move or remove your healing piercing
- Use alcohol, peroxide or ointment
- Change the initial jewelry before the recommended date
- Soak the piercing in a bath, Jacuzzi, pool, sea, ocean, etc…
Aftercare treatment for tattoo removalImmediately after the treatment, it is normal for irritation, redness, and swelling to occur. Throughout the healing process, it is normal to see scabs, blisters and bruises appear. All these elements are part of the normal healing process, do not remove scabs and let the blisters heal by themselves.
- Keep the affected area clean and dry throughout the healing process. Clean the wound gently with soap and water, then dry gently.
- Apply a thin coat of Polysporin twice a day for 3 days and cover with sterile gauze. After, apply vitamin E (Webber) twice a day for a minimum of 2 weeks.
- It is common to see blisters appear after 8 hours of treatment. Don’t worry, they will heal by themselves; if they rupture, keep using Polysporin for at least 24 hours after.
- To reduce discomfort and swelling, apply cold compresses if necessary. You can use Tylenol or Advil, but avoid Aspirin (as it could increase bleeding).
- Do not scratch the scab as it may cause infection and scars. Avoid shaving the area until the healing process is complete.
- Avoid direct water pressure on the treated area (re: taking a shower, bath or using a hot tub, pool or any kind of swimming) through the entire healing process.
- There is no risk to exercising after treatment if you follow the recommended instructions above.
- Avoid sun exposure immediately after treatment and through the entire healing process. Wear SPF 25 sunscreen on the affected area for the following 3 months or until the area is completely healed.
- Do not apply make-up or moisturizing cream on the scab and/or blister until fully healed.
- If the area seems infected (sweating scabs and redness), in case of any other complications or if you have any questions about the healing process, please don’t hesitate to call us at 450-424-6969.
- For extreme complications, go directly to the emergency room.