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AfterCare

Tattoo Aftercare

We recommend H2Ocean for all your aftercare needs.

Step One

Blue Green Foam Soap - washing your new tattoo (use everyday) H2Ocean's Blue Green Foam Soap antibacterial soap was designed to effectively wash your new tattoo without causing excessive damage or drying. Blue Green Foam Soap is enriched with Aloe Vera to help moisturize while washing and disinfecting your tattoo. Wash your tattoo thoroughly with Blue Green Foam Soap and warm water 3 to 4 times per day. Use your fingers with medium pressure during your washes to help remove any dried secretions in the pores of your skin. Washing with warm water opens the derma pores and gives your skin a deep clean to prevent scabs from forming. Remember to follow washes by applying an H2Ocean moisturizing product such as Ocean Care Cream, Aquatat or Ocean Foam.

Step Two

Aquatat Ointment - lock in ink, soothe and moisturize (use for the first two days) Apply a very small amount of Aquatat ointment making sure to rub into the skin completely. Reapply Aquatat as needed during the day. Use H2Ocean Aquatat for the first two days of the healing process.

Step Three

Ocean Care Cream - moisturize and protect (use starting from day three on) H2Ocean's Ocean Care moisturizing cream is designed to moisturize and protect your new tattoo. This unique all natural patented formula is enriched with USP grade essential vitamins, minerals and moisturizing ingredients to leave your skin looking healthy and nourished. Wash and dry hands before applying. Carefully wash your tattoo thoroughly with a mild soap (H2Ocean Blue Green Foam Soap recommended) and warm water. Squeeze a small amount of Ocean Care on your finger tips. Gently apply a thin layer if Ocean Care on your tattoo 3-5 times daily

Piercing Aftercare

We recommend H2Ocean for all your aftercare needs.

What is Normal?

  • Initially: some bleeding, localized swelling, tenderness, or bruising.
  • During healing: some discoloration, itching, secretion of a whitish-yellow fluid (not pus) that will form some crust on the jewelry. The tissue may tighten around the jewelry as it heals.
  • Once healed: the jewelry may not move freely in the piercing; do not force it. If you fail to include cleaning you’re piercing as part of your daily hygiene routine, normal but smelly bodily secretions may accumulate.
  • A piercing may seem healed before the healing process is complete. This is because they heal from the outside in, and although it feels fine, the tissue remains fragile on the inside. Be patient, and keep cleaning throughout the entire healing period.
  • Even healed piercings can shrink or close in minutes after having been there for years! This varies from person to person; if you like your piercing, keep jewelry in-do not leave it empty.

What to Avoid

  • Avoid cleaning with Betadine®, Hibiciens®, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Dial® or other harsh soaps, as these can damage cells. Also avoid ointments as they prevent necessary air circulation.
  • Avoid Bactine®, pierced ear care solutions and other products containing Benzalkonium Chloride (BZK) and Benzethonium Chloride (BZT). These can be irritating and are not intended for long term wound care.
  • Avoid over-cleaning. This can delay your healing and irritate your piercing.
  • Avoid undue trauma such as friction from clothing, excessive motion of the area, playing with the jewelry, and vigorous cleaning. These activities can cause the formation of unsightly and uncomfortable scar tissue, migration, prolonged healing, and other complications.
  • Avoid all oral contact, rough play, and contact with others’ bodily fluids on or near you’re piercing during healing.
  • Avoid submerging the piercing in unhygienic bodies of water such as lakes, pools, hot tubs, etc. Or, protect your piercing using a waterproof wound-sealant bandage (such as TegadermTM). These are available at most drugstores.
  • 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.

Oral Piercings

  • Oral piercings should be cleaned with non-alcoholic mouthwash 4-5 after meals and at bedtime (4-5 times a day) for 30 seconds. The outside of oral piercings should be cleaned with H2Ocean and the inside needs to be cleaned with mouthwash.
  • When eating take small bites; avoid spicy, salty, acidic, or hot foods.
  • Avoid mouthwash with alcohol, sharing cups or eating utensils, smoking, aspirin, or alcohol
  • Swelling can help be reduced by ice or taking ibuprofen.
  • Before you use clean piercings wash your hands and make sure the balls are tightened.

If you have any questions come up to the shop or call us at 706-237-7205

Disclaimer: Piercings are not a medical procedure; at first sight of infection visit your piercer to see if you need medical attention.

Washing

Wash your hands thoroughly prior to cleaning or touching your piercing for any reason.

Clean

Clean with H2Ocean or some other saline solution 3 times a day or anytime the piercing is touched. Rotate the jewelry to allow for air to reach it.

Soap

Soap can be applied during showers but you should rinse thoroughly to remove all soap.

Dry

Dry by gently patting with clean, disposable paper products. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry, causing injury.

Linen

Bed Sheets and Pillow Cases should be kept clean, don’t sleep on dirty sheets.

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