After Care


Leave bandage or second skin on for the amount of time suggested by your artist

Once the bandage or second skin is removed always keep it clean by using a mild antibacterial soap, and moisturize with a fragrance free lotion. When applying the lotion make sure the tattoo and hands are clean and apply a small amount as too much will prolong healing.

Average healing is 2 weeks but may take longer depending on the individual. Keep your tattoo looking great by protecting it from the sun's damaging rays.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact your artist or the shop at (915)779-7282


London's recommended care

Cleaning Instructions for Body Piercings

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

SPRAY with sterile saline wound wash while healing. Moving or rotating jewelry is not necessary during cleaning/ rinsing and may actually irritate the piercing.

DRY with clean, disposable products like gauze or cotton swabs, gently removing any crusty debris or build up. Cloth towels should be avoided as they can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry.

What is Normal?

Initially: some bleeding, localized swelling, tenderness, or bruising.

During healing: some discoloration, itching, secretion of a whitish-yellow fluid that will form some crust on the jewelry. The tissue may tighten around the jewelry as it heals.

A piercing may seem healed before the healing process is actually complete. This is because this type of wound will heal from the outside to the inside. Although it may feel fine on the outside, the interior could still be fragile. Be patient, and keep the piercing clean throughout the entire healing period.

Once healed: the jewelry may not move freely in the piercing; do not force it. Cleaning your piercings as part of your normal hygiene routine can help them stay clean and avoid having normal, possibly smelly, secretions accumulate.

TIP: Piercings, even healed ones, can shrink or close in minutes, even 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.

Cory's recommended care

The first few weeks of healing are the most crucial for your new piercing, so it is pertinent that you care for it properly. Below, we have compiled a care sheet for new clients who may not be familiar with piercing aftercare. Please keep in mind that the healing process may vary person to person. If you experience any concerning health conditions such as excessive swelling, redness, yellow or green discharge, or fever, please consult a medical professional.

- Treat your new piercing as you would an open wound. Any time it is necessary to touch the piercing, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly beforehand to prevent contamination.

- Please rinse with a sterile saline solution 3-5 times a day. We recommend H2Ocean Piercing spray as it is specifically designed to help with the healing process of piercings. Sterile wound wash can also be used.

- Oral piercings- rinse mouth with water after eating, drinking, or smoking. Rinse your mouth 1-2 times a day with alcohol free mouthwash.

- Do not go swimming or submerge your piercing in water during the time that it is healing. Do not soak in a bath or hot tub. It is fine to shower or wash your piercing but, when doing so, avoid using any soap other than a plain antibacterial one on the piercing.

- Do not participate in activities that put you piercing at risk for infection.

- Do not scratch, rub or pick at your piercing.

- Avoid changing your jewelry until the piercing is completely healed.

- It is not necessary to place a bandage over your piercing unless you are in an environment that puts you at a high risk of infection.