EMPIRE OF INK

AFTERCARE

Tattoo Aftercare

1.) Remove bandage within 1-2 hours of receiving your tattoo.

2.) Wash with warm water and anti-bacterial soap with the palm of your hand only.

3.) Pat dry with a clean towel or paper towel.

4.) Apply a thin layer of Aquaphor. (If you over-use this, it will pull the ink from your tattoo.)


Repeat this process 4-5 times a day for at least 14 days.

Do NOT pick scratch at your tattoo.

If you have any questions about your tattoo, please call our shop and we will gladly assist you!

Piercing Aftercare

1.) Using a Q-tip,  apply a pearl-sized drop of anti-bacterial soap on  both the entry and exit holes of your piercing.

2.) Rinse off remaining soap residue.

3.) Use saline to soak the piercing for ten minutes.

4.) Allow to air dry.

Repeat this process 4-5 times a day for 4-6 weeks minimum.

Do NOT touch your piercing with your hands, other bodily fluids, dirt, or unclean water - these are all biological contamination.
Avoid alcohol, antibiotic ointments, peroxide, iodine and strong anti-bacterial soaps due to chemical contamination.

Do NOT twist, turn, or remove your jewelry.

Note: your body will begin healing as soon as the jewelry is installed. Initial soreness and swelling is normal. However, if you begin to experience extreme pain, redness, continued swelling, sensation of heat or discolored discharge, please notify our shop as these are not signs of a normal piercing.


If you have any questions about your piercing, please call our shop and we will gladly assist you!

Oral Piercing Aftercare

For the inside of your piercing:

Rinse your mouth with Tech 2000 or Biotene after having anything in your mouth (including smoking) with the exception of clear water and ice.

For the outside of your piercing, see "Piercing Aftercare." 


Ice and ibuprofen will ease the soreness and reduce the swelling.

Avoid spicy, salty, crunchy acidic or sugary foods.

​Do NOT drink alcohol!

If you have any questions about your piercing, please call our shop and we will gladly assist you!