Professional Tattoos & Piercings in North Carolina
Frequently Asked Questions
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Tattoo & Piercing Aftercare
Buy an alcohol free mouthwash such as Biotene or Alcohol Free Crest. Swish 2-3 times a day. It is best not to smoke, or try to at least cut back on your smoking. Avoid oral contact with anything irritating such as: alcohol, spicy, salty, sugary or highly acidic food and drink. Swish with distilled water every time you eat, drink, or smoke. Continue this process until healed, about two weeks.
Remove the bandage after about an hour and begin a regiment of washing 3-4 times a day with a good anti-bacterial soap, preferably one that is non-scented such as dial or lever-2000. Be sure to only use your hands when washing, no washrags, and when drying only pat, don’t scrub. After each washing apply a small amount of A&D ointment, just enough to make it shiny. The ointment is petroleum based and will clog your pours should you apply too heavily. Continue this process for the two weeks it will take your tattoo to heal.
A&D ointment is petroleum based, and will attract pet hair. Unfortunately pet hair has a lot of bacteria and should be avoided, so if they get into your bed you should change the sheets and keep them off for the duration of your healing process.
Alcohol, peroxide, betadine, and hibiclens will all severely dry out your healing piercing. Antiseptics and antibiotics, such as neosporin and bacitracin prevent oxygen from reaching the wound and form a sticky residue which can cause complications. They may also slow a clean wound’s immune response instead of promoting healthy growth. Resistant germs can form when antiseptics are used repeatedly. There is no topical solution or drug that can heal your body. If irritation is kept to a minimum, and the piercing is properly taken care of, your body will heal itself.