1 . After 1 hour, remove the bandage if you were given one. DO NOT RE-BANDAGE
2. Wash tattoo gently with a non-fragrant, mid anti-bacterial soap and warm water to removal excess ink and dry blood. Do this 2-3 times daily for the next 7-14 days as it heals.
3. Dry tattoo by blotting with a clean towel. DO NOT RUB, SCRATCH, PICK OR SCRUB. Loss of color and/or infection could occur.
4. Apply a thin layer of Bacitracin as needed for 4 days. Do not over apply. You want to keep the skin moist yet able to breath and over applying will result in blurring your tattoo.
5. After 4 days of Bacitracin, replace with a non-scented, moisturizing lotion with vitamin-E until skin returns to its pre-tattoo condition. DO NOT soak in water and DO NOT expose tattoo to direct sunlight or tanning booths.
What You May Need:
· Sea Salt
· Mild Anti-Bacterial or Antimicrobial Liquid Soap/Wash (Like Provon or Satin)
· Cotton Balls
· Cotton-tipped Swabs
· Small disposable cups (2-4 ounces)
Cleaning Your Piercing:
1. First, wash your hands thoroughly. Never touch your piercing or jewelry with dirty hands.
2. Saturate a cotton ball with warm water, and gently wipe away any "crusties" that have gathered around the piercing site. Throw the cotton ball away.
3. Apply a generous amount of liquid soap to your fingertip, and apply to the piercing site and jewelry. Make sure you get the soap everywhere, but rotating the jewelry is not necessary as long as you work the soap around the piercing and jewelry completely.
4. Rinse the piercing and jewelry several times with warm water, ensuring that all soap has been removed.
5. Dry your piercing with a clean paper towel and then dispose of it.
· Saline Solution - Less expensive and more readily available than most other products, saline solution is very effective in soothing and healing a new piercing. It's also an acceptable substitute for sea salt soaks.