Always follow your tattpoist's recommendations. Generally a new tattoo should be bandaged for at least one hour and for no longer than eight hours. Do not Tebandage it. Wash it gently in warm running water and mild soap after removing the bandage. Do not scrub. Do not use a washcloth. Make sure you get all blood, products and ointments off the tattoo. Pat dry with a dean towel, or better, whenever possible, allow it to air dry. Apply a small amount of unscented dye-free quality moisturizer, enough to prevent your tattoo from drying out. Gently rub it in, at least twice a day until the tattoo has healed (approximately nine to fourteen days) Do not pick ot scratch any scabs Do not swim (in either salt or chlorinated water), sunbathe or soak the tattooed area. Do keep it clean and free from dust, paint, cement and oil (including sun oil) Most importantly: do not scratch! Your tattoo will itch as it heals, but you must allow the scabs to flake off in their own time. Wear loose clothing that allows your tattoo to breathe, but does not rub against it. If you suspect the tattoo is becoming infected, inform the tattooist and consult a doctor. The healing process depends on your own care and responsibility. Be kind to yourself and always follow your tattooist's instructions.
Always wash youT hands before touching the piercing. Remove any dressing after one to two hours and do not reapply, unless you are in a very dirty/dusty environment. Clean your piercing two to four times daily with a mild, undyed, unfragranced, non-creamy soap. Gently remove, all dry matter (lymph fluid and dead skin cells) from the jewelry before moving it, or it will scratch and Teopen your piercing. Whenever possible aiT dry. Avoid any contact with foreign bodily fluid to the area (sweat, blood, saliva, etc.). Try not to catch your piercing accidentally. Do not wear anything that rubs against it. Be careful ifusing a swimming pool during healing as bacteria and poor quality water may cause infection. Be aware that common skincare products may contain irritant components. Do not remove the jewelry until well after the piercing is completely healed. Once healed, a piercing is permanent. Removal of jewelry will-cause the hole to shrink, and jewelry re-insertion will need a gentle stretching beforehand. Failure -to clean your piercing may lead to infection.