Please Note: Getting your tattoo is only the first step, how you look after it during the healing process can have a huge impact on how it ends up looking. Your body art will be with you for life, you've already been through the painful part, so a fortnight of proper care should be a breeze to ensure you get the best from your tattoo.
While your tattoo is healing DO NOT: Pick it, Sunbathe, Swim, Use perfumes or deodorants on it.
Please Note: Some inks will change colour or intensity slightly during the healing process. This is quite normal.
Finally, don’t listen to your friend‘s advice unless they are a professional tattooist!
Aftercare cream is avaliable from our studio:
Treat your new piercing as you would any wound. Personal hygiene is paramount for the healing process. If you are healthy and keep yourself clean, your body can heal perfectly well; overuse of cleaning agents or microbe control agents, will only irritate the healing tissue. For all oral and nipple piercings safe sex should be practised until your piercing is fully healed.
Aftercare solution can be purchased from our studio.
Alternatively you can use either one or both of the following solutions for cleaning your piercing.
Use a mild saline solution, preferably sea salt although table salt can also be used. Dilute ½ teaspoon of sea salt in a pint of water. Or use a mild liquid antibacterial or germicidal soap to clean your piercing.Then bathe the piercing site carefully with a cotton wool swab removing any crusting that may have occurred. Ensure that the jewellery will turn freely. Clean your piercing twice a day and pat the area dry.
What to avoid:
To enable your new piercing to heal the following is advisable:
What should I expect from my piercing as it is healing?
Signs of Infection
Infection will sometimes have some of the following symptoms; however you should seek advice if you have any concerns regarding your new piercing.
Approximate Healing Times
Healing times are different for each person; your own piercings may take less time to heal, or they may take a little longer.