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Tattoo & Piercing Shop


See our aftercare guide/process below!

Our Aftercare

Taking care of your ink is important. Please read the instructions below for proper after care.

Tattoo Aftercare Instructions

Cleaning Instructions for Tattoo:
● WASH- your hands thoroughly prior to cleaning or touching your tattoo for any reason.
● REMOVE- Saniderm from the tattoo carefully, with your clean hand, under cool water. Wash
the tattoo with antibacterial soap and rinse with cool water.
● DRY- by patting gently with a clean paper towel. (not a washcloth or towel). Keep dry for 24 to
72 hours.
● APPLY- a very small amount of Tattoo Goo aftercare lotion on your tattoo once daily (with
CLEAN hands). If the tattoo becomes too moist the tattoo will take longer to heal.
● Saniderm- Will collect blood and plasma from weeping skin. This will form a bubble of
black or colored liquid under the saniderm. This is normal. If leaking occurs please remove as
directed above.
● Application- If Artist advises you to apply a second piece of saniderm to the tattoo, then
follow instructions above, DO NOT apply anything to the skin after cleaning and drying, and
immediately apply the new piece of saniderm. Leave on for three days. Then remove and
clean the area.
AVOID using any harsh/scented soaps, lotions, oils, sea salt, creams, or any other
body moisturizer while tattoo is healing. Do not apply to direct sunlight or get in a
tanning bed. Do not submerge tattoo in a hot tub or swimming pool/lake or river
during the healing process. Do Not re-wrap tattoo in plastic after saniderm removal.
- Initially: There will be some bleeding, localized swelling, redness, tenderness, and bruising.
- During the healing process there could be some discoloration, scabbing, dryness, soreness, and
- Wear loose clothing if at all possible, and continue your regular bathing and hygiene routines
whenever necessary.
- Scabbing will occur, this is normal for all tattoos. During the scabbing process, do not pick or mess
with the area. Scabs will fall off naturally as healing continues and will be the colors in which the
tattoo was done with. Some scabbing may be thin or thicker than others. Depending on the size and
location of the tattoo.
- If you have any questions during the healing process, please contact your tattoo artist.
- Infection can occur, if you do not follow these instructions carefully. Always wash your hands and
keep the area free from anything touching it at all possible. If you feel infection may be occurring,
please contact your tattoo artist immediately for further instructions.



Piercing Aftercare Instructions

Cleaning Instructions for body piercing:
- WASH your hands thoroughly prior to cleaning or touching your piercing for any
- SALINE rinses as needed during healing. For certain placements it may be
easier to apply using Q-tip saturated with saline solution.
- ALCOHOL (Rubbing Alcohol) Once daily, for only the first 3 days. While piercing
is the most open. To prevent infection. Too much alcohol could cause piercing to
become too dry and not heal properly.
AVOID using harsh/scented soaps, lotions, oils, sea salt or hydrogen
peroxide, also avoid hitting or pulling to reduce possible prolonged healing.
- Initially: There will be some bleeding, localized swelling, redness, tenderness,
and bruising. Everyone's body reacts differently to having a foreign object in their
body. Healing process may vary from person to person. Keloids are common
among people who easily develop scar tissue, and will go away with proper care.
- During the healing process there will be some discoloration, itching, secretion of
a white-yellow fluid (not pus) that will form a crust on the jewelry. The tissue may
tighten around the jewelry as it heals. (nipples primarily)
- Once healed: The jewelry may not move freely in the piercing; do not force it. If
you fail to include cleaning your 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 tissue heals from the outside in, and although it feels fine, the interior
remains fragile. Be patient, and keep cleaning throughout the entire healing
- 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 empty.
- Infection can occur, do not touch or play with jewelry during the healing process.
Note: Jewelry placed in the lips or tongue will be longer in bar size, due to swelling.
Please return to the shop once healed for you to have smaller jewelry put in for better fit
and comfort.
- If you have any questions, concerns, or issues please contact the shop,
message or call immediately for further instructions or guidance. We are
always available to help you in any way. 336-429-0452


Aftercare products

We take pride in high quality Aftercare products. 

For all new and existing body modifications.

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