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How well you take care of your tattoo while it is healing; directly effects how good it looks when it has healed completely!

Keep tattoo clean with a mild soap and water, wash several times a day for the first week. Gently wash tattoo with your open palm (do not scrub) until tattoo no longer feels slimy. Blot tattoo dry with a clean paper towel (do not use a bath towel or other linty cloth). Let your tattoo air dry for 5 minutes prior to applying ointment. For the first 4-5 days, keep your tattoo very *slightly* moist with a very thin layer of A&D ointment or Aquaphor ointment, several times a day as needed. After the first week, begin using a plain, hypoallergenic lotion such as “Lubriderm” or “Curel”. Continue moisturizing your tattoo with the lotion for the next couple of weeks or whenever it feels dry or itchy.

As the tattoo heals, you will notice colored “flakes” coming off the tattoo. This is perfectly normal. Your tattoo is not “falling off.” Be sure NOT to pick or scratch at these flakes, and let them fall off and heal on their own. Do not pick or scratch at the tattoo. Do not let your tattoo dry out. Do not soak the tattoo in tubs, pools, lakes, etc. until it is fully healed (wait until the tattoo has peeled fully, this can take 2-3 weeks). Do not expose tattoo to UV or sunlight until fully healed. After the tattoo has healed always use high grade sunscreen to protect and preserve your tattoo for the rest of your life.


Clean/soak body piercing twice daily with a Sea Salt Solution.

Rinse after eating with oral piercings.

Sea Salt Soaks: Twice a day, mix 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized sea salt with 8 ounces (1 cup) of warm water (cool water for oral piercings). Soak/rinse piercing for 10-15 minutes by holding cup up against the body part (navel, nipple, etc.) or by soaking a paper towel and holding the towel against the piercing (eyebrow, ear, etc.), or by rinsing the mouth. Use Q-tips with clean warm water to removes crusts or build up around body piercings.

Do not touch piercing without freshly washed hands! Do not move, rotate, or spin jewelry in new piercings. DO NOT use antibacterial soaps, alcohol, peroxide, ointments, Listerine, etc…


Don’t touch, twist or fiddle with the jewelry for at least 3-4 months. Twisting and fiddling with the jewelry breaks the healing tissue trying to form around the bar and also grinds dirt and other unpleasant things into the wound causing infection, irritation and prolonging the healing time.

It is best to just leave the microdermal alone and to clean around the dermal only to remove ‘crusties’. If you find yourself catching the dermal a lot then it’s also a good idea to wear a clean breathable dressing to help stop this. Should you decide to do this, ensure you let the dermal air each day and to clean it after removing the dressing. A new dressing should be used every day also. Wash your microdermal piercings very gently with soap & warm water, once per day and pat dry lightly with a paper towel.

For the most part, LEAVE YOUR NEW MICRODERMALS ALONE. Although they can look healed within the 2nd week, they will require about 3-4 months for proper initial healing. Do not try changing jewelry tops during this time as it puts added pressure on your new piercings.