We strongly urge you to use the aftercare that your tattoo artist or piercer suggests you use as aftercare suggestions vary from practitioner to practitioner.  While there are many different opinions on what to do and when, you should follow the instructions of whoever you went to for your tattoo or piercing.  If they didn't give you any aftercare instructions, you should call them and find out what they suggest.  We provide all of our clients with both spoken and written aftercare instructions when the procedure is complete.  DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES ASK FRIENDS, FAMILY, STRANGERS, OR OTHER PEOPLE NOT INVOLVED IN THE TATTOO OR PIERCING PROFESSION ON HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR TATTOO OR PIERCING AS THEY ARE NOT TRAINED OR DID  NOT STUDY THE BEST TECHNIQUES FOR YOU TO DO.   It is now YOUR responsibility to make sure that you are taking good care of your tattoo or piercing and that responsibility includes asking your artist questions if you are not sure about something.  
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FOR PIERCINGS:

Piercings heal from the outside going in, so when a piercing appears to be healed, in many cases, it is nowhere near done healing, and sticking to the aftercare provided by the piercer is an absolute must.   If you notice anything happening that you are unsure of or just want a professional opinion, please contact your piercer right away from first noticing anything...do not allow it to progress any further, as it might involve a doctor visit/losing the piercing.   Do NOT, under any circumstance, remove jewelry without consulting with your piercer first.   Do NOT listen to your friends, family, or any other unqualified people when it comes to a piercing question.  

NEVER USE ALCOHOL, NEOSPORIN/BACITRACIN, BACTINE, OINTMENTS, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, PIERCED EAR ANTISEPTIC, OR ANY OTHER HOUSEHOLD REMEDIES NOT SUGGESTED BY THE PIERCER.   ONLY USE WHAT THE PIERCER SUGGESTS YOU USE!!!  

 TOP THREE MISTAKES YOU NEED TO CORRECT IF YOU'RE HAVING ISSUES WITH YOUR PIERCING:

#1 TOUCHING AND OR PLAYING WITH YOUR PIERCING WITH DIRTY HANDS

#2 USING THE WRONG AFTERCARE

#3 CHANGING YOUR JEWELRY BEFORE THE PIERCING HAS FULLY HEALED


 
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FOR TATTOOS:

Please contact us to talk to your artist directly, as each tattoo artist recommends their own customized aftercare based on their expertise.