Oral Piercing Aftercare
NEVER USE ALCOHOL, MOUTHWASH, TABLE SALT, OR PEROXIDE
Use these simple products to take care of your piercing.
-Combine 4 teaspoons of non-iodized sea salt & 1 gallon of distilled water.
-Rinse 4-5 times daily.
-Use non-alcoholic mouthwash and rinse 4-5 times daily.
-Use yellow listerine (all other mouthwashes will cause infection) mixed 50/50 with sea salt & distilled water
-Rinse after all meals, drinks, and cigarettes for at least 8 weeks.
Things To Expect:
-Swelling for 3-7 days & Tenderness for up to 3 weeks.
-Eat lots of ice
-No rough play as long as it is tender
-No beer, wine, yogurt or milk for 3 days
Always ask your piercer any questions you may have about your piercing, not your friends!
IT IS IMPORTANT TO CARE FOR YOUR NEW TATTOO!
Always wash your hands before touching your tattoo. With light water and light soap, gently wash your tattoo every few hours, or as often as possible for the first 5-7 days. Air dry for 1 minute and apply a thin coating of A&D Ointment.
FIRST WASH ONLY: Apply Hot Water Compress! After washing the tattoo, but before applying A&D, run hot water and use a handful of clean paper towels to hold the hot water directly on the tattoo for 10-15 seconds. Repeat several times until it feels soothing. Resume air drying the tattoo and apply ointment.
While you can wash your tattoo in the shower, it is important that you take the quickest shower possible, and exit the steamy environment as quickly as possible.
Wrapping your tattoo with a non-stick dressing, such as plastic wrap, for bed keeps the tattoo from drying out overnight and sticking to the sheets, but it must be done quickly, cleanly, and as close to bedtime as possible. Take all supplies (wrap, soap, ointment, and tape) to the sink. Wash, dry, apply ointment, wrap and tape it. Use plenty of tape so that it doesn't come off in the middle of the night. You may get some irritation on your skin from ointments and tape, but it will clear up after your tattoo heals.
DO NOT: Pick at, soak, or expose your tattoo to direct sunlight. After your tattoo flakes off, stop using A&D Ointment and begin using a fragrance/color free lotion several times per day. Remember to use plenty of sunblock if you plan on being outdoors. One sunburn per year will take fade your tattoo over the course of its life in your skin!
Body Piercing Aftercare
THINGS NEVER TO USE: Anti-bacterial Soap or Bar Soap, Table Salt, Epsom Salt, Ointments OF ANY KIND, Spray Saline, Nasal Saline, Rubbing Alcohol, Peroxide, Oils, Creams or Lotions of any kind.
Taking care of your new piercing is simple! Use non-iodized sea salt and distilled water! That’s it!!
-Always wash your hands before cleaning your piercing. Don’t touch it unless you are washing it.
-Make a cleaning mixture with 4 teaspoons of non-iodized sea salt and 1 gallon of distilled water. No Tap Water!
-Clean a shot glass or other microwavable container.
-Heat mixture to the hottest you can tolerate.
-Soak piercing for 10 minutes, 2 times daily. If you skin becomes dry or you want extra comfort, you can soak it twice more daily with just distilled water.
-You can also get BACTINE from the drug store. Put BACTINE on a q-tip and clean twice a day maximum, pulling the q-tip away from the piercing site. Lightly brush, never twist q-tip or jewelry.
Things To Expect: Swelling, Tenderness, Itching, Burning, and Crustiness are all very common with healing piercings.
Healing times vary. Do not pick at your piercing or twist the jewelry. Direct all questions to your body piercer not your friends. We are happy to answer any questions you may have!