Do not take your friends healing advice.

  • After 2 or 3 hours, remove the bandage and wash the tattoo with soap and water.
  • Apply a thin layer of ointment 3 times a day for 3 days.
  • After the 3rd day switch to a dye and fragrance free lotion. Use the lotion 3 or 4 times a day for 7 to 10 days.
  • Stay out of sunlight and tanning booths until the tattoo is healed (7 to 10 days).
  • Do not soak your tattoo in a tub, sauna, or jacuzzi, or go swimming while your tattoo is healing.
  • Do not wear tight or restrictive clothing over your new tattoo.
  • Do not rub or pick at your new tattoo.
  • Starting tomorrow, wash your piercing twice a day with a mild white soap.
  • Do not rotate or twist your jewelry. The jewelry will move when it’s ready to.
  • Once a day, soak the piercing in a mild salt water solution for 10 minutes prior to cleaning.
  • Do not touch the piercing unless cleaning.
  • Avoid restrictive clothing.
  • Rinse with an alcohol free mouthwash for the first 4 weeks.
    6 times a day for 2 weeks.
    3 times a day the following 2 weeks.
  • One week from getting pierced, start rinsing with a warm water and sea salt mixture once a day.