If you are having issues or have concerns with your tattoo, call or stop by so we can make sure everything is healing properly!
Aftercare with Tattoo Derm Wrap aka Secondskin.
• In the first 24 hours, there may be a build up of plasma under the wrap. This is NORMAL.
• Derm wrap should be left on for a minimum of 24 hours and can be left on for a maximum
of 5-7 days.
• If any redness occurs around the bandage, remove immediately.
• Do NOT submerge in water but DO shower regularly.
• REMOVING. Remove Secondskin in a warm shower, let the warm water run over the wrap and pull off slowly. CLEAN with a fragrance & dye free soap, air dry and start using a aftercare cream or lotion as needed.
Aftercare without Derm Wrap
• Wash your hands before touching tattoo
• Wash your tattoo 2-3 times daily with a non-scented soap. Bring to a lather, wash tattoo and rinse off with warm water. Let air dry or gently pat with a clean towel.
• Apply Tattoo Aftercare ointment or cream as recommended by your artist. Apply a very thin layer to your tattoo. Applying too thick could cause issues.
• Continue this routine for 1-2 weeks until the peeling stage is over.
• Continue with a non-scented lotion as needed.
**Moisturize & use sunscreen on your tattoos to help keep them looking like new!**
What not to do
• Avoid sun exposure during the healing process. Even after the tattoo is healed the sun can affect your tattoo. Always use sunscreen when tattoos are exposed to the sun for a long (or short) period of time.
• Avoid picking scabs or peeling any flaky skin. Don’t pick at the second skin, as this will cause it to come off quicker.
• Avoid applying ointment or aftercare cream too thick. This can lead to clogged pores, fall out of ink, bacteria growth, etc.
• Never submerge a healing tattoo in ANY form of water. This includes, but not limited to bathtubs, lake, pools, spas, etc.
• Do NOT Re-bandage your tattoo. If you are having issues with your derm wrap, stop by and see your artist.
• Do NOT wear tight clothing over the tattoo until it is healed.
• Avoid fragrances and dyes in all your aftercare products including soaps, lotions and ointments.
Contact us for any concerns 405-607-2278 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Consult a Physician
Further information can be inquired at:
Oklahoma State Department of Health, Consumer Health Services
Mailing: P.O. Box 268815, Oklahoma City, OK 73126-8815
Physical: 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406
If you are having issues or have concerns with your piercing,
call or stop by so we can make sure everything is healing properly!
Cleaning Solutions: *A mild, fragrance-free liquid soap
*Steri-wash Saline Piercing Wash
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS FOR BODY PIERCINGS
• WASH your hands thoroughly prior to cleaning or touching your piercing for any reason
Clean with Soap (AM & PM)
• SOAP wash piercing 2x a day with mild liquid soap. Lather up a pearl size drop of soap to clean the jewelry and piercing. Leave the cleanser on the piercing no more than 30 seconds.
• RINSE thoroughly to remove all traces of the soap and saline from the piercing.
• DRY, gently pat with clean, disposable paper products. (Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag jewelry)
Clean with Spray (throughout the day, no more than 4 times)
• SPRAY Steri-wash Saline Spray 2-4 times per day.
• DRY by gently patting with clean, disposable paper products.
• RINSE before washing with soap, rinse piercing with warm water to remove excess saline on piercing before cleaning with soap.
• Use ALCOHOL FREE Mouthwash 2-3 times a day.
• Rinse with cold water after every meal.
• Swelling is normal for 2 weeks. Ice or cold water can help.
• Eat soft/blended foods while healing.
• Do NOT Play with jewelry.
DOWNSIZE Jewelry & jewelry changes! – Once your piercing is healed you may need to stop by to downsize your jewelry for a more snug fit. So, come stop by and say HI! We are happy to help!
WHAT TO DO OR NOT DO:
• DO NOT TOUCH YOUR PIERCING. During healing, it is not necessary to rotate your jewelry. • Stay healthy, hydrated, and get enough sleep to promote healthy healing. Exercise is fine; listen to your body. • Make sure your bedding is washed and changed regularly. Wear clean, comfortable, breathable clothing that protects your piercing while you sleep. • Showers are safer than baths, as bathtubs can harbor bacteria. Include cleaning your piercing as a part of you daily hygiene routine.
WHAT IS NORMAL?
• Initially: some bleeding, localized swelling, tenderness, or bruising. • During healing: discoloration, itching, whitish-yellow fluid (not pus) can form crust on the jewelry. Leave it alone & don’t pick. The tissue may tighten around the jewelry as it heals; do not move. • A piercing may seem healed before the healing process is complete. This is because tissue heals from the outside-in, and although it feels fine, the interior remains fragile. Be patient and keep cleaning throughout the entire healing period.
WHAT TO AVOID
• Avoid cleaning with Betadine®, Hibiciens®, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, harsh soaps or soaps with dyes and fragrances. Avoid ointments as they prevent necessary air circulation. • Avoid over-cleaning! This can delay your healing and irritate your piercing. • Avoid trauma such as friction from clothing, excessive motion of the area, playing with the jewelry & bumping the piercing. This can cause tissue damage, migration, prolonged healing and other complications. • Avoid all oral contact, rough play, and contact with others' bodily fluids on your piercing during healing. • Avoid stress and recreational drug use, including excessive caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol. • Avoid submerging the piercing in unhygienic bodies of water such as lakes, pools, hot tubs, etc. • Avoid all beauty and personal care products on or around the piercing including cosmetics, lotions, and sprays, etc. • Don't hang charms or any object from your jewelry until the piercing is fully healed.
Q. How long do I have to wait until I change my jewelry?
A. You should wait until your piercing is fully healed before changing the jewelry. Everyone heals differently, but normally these are the estimated heal times for each piercing. Keep in mind that getting more than 1 piercing at a time can extend the healtime of your piercings.
· lobes 6-8 weeks
· helix/tragus/rook/daith 6+ months
· industrial 12+ months
· nostril 2 months
· septum 3-4 months
· eyebrow 9 weeks
· bridge 6 months
· tongue 30 days
· lip 6 – 8 weeks
· navel 6+ months
· nipple 6+ months
· genitals 6-8 weeks
Dermal and surface
· both are 12+ month
Q. When can I take out my jewelry?
* If you like your piercing then you should keep jewelry in it. Every person's body react differently so it is possible for a fully healed piercing to close within hours. Taking the jewelry out while it’s healing can prolong healing or cause the piercing to close entirely.
Q. How do I know if my piercing is infected?
* Infections are rare; a piercing is normally just irritated before it is infected.
If your piercing is extremely hot to the touch, along with bright green oozing from the piercing, please stop by so we can confirm. In the case, of an infection you need to keep the jewelry in until a doctor says the piercing is no longer infected.
Q. There is a bump on my piercing?
* A bump on your piercing could be a variety of things. Most common, the bump is hypertrophic scarring and there are options to remedy it. Best is to stop by and let a piercer take a look at it to verify and we can recommend options to help it go away.
We don’t recommend using tea tree oil or other “online home remedies” on ANY bumps!