Tattooing involves piercing thousands of tiny holes in the skin at rapid speed. Your skin reacts to this as it would to any other wound, and it takes some time for the body to heal and the tattoo
to set. At this stage, proper care is of the utmost importance to avoid dangerous infections that can ruin your tattoo and cause health problems.
To ensure proper care of your new tattoo, we recommend you follow these seven essential steps:
If you follow these seven steps, your tattoo should set nicely within roughly two to three weeks. By the way, the same procedures apply to cosmetic tattoos. Don't forget to come back to our studio for a free checkup!
Even a perfectly done piercing job can cause problems if proper care is not taken afterwards. People's bodies react differently to various materials, but if your body is not compatible with your
purchase you can exchange it for a suitable material at no extra cost.
Body piercings should be cleaned at least once a day, preferably twice, until they are fully healed. Be careful not to overclean, as this can cause irritation and slow down the healing process.
Before each cleaning, thoroughly wash your hands with antibacterial soap and hot water. Rinse the pierced area with warm water and use a cotton swab to remove any crust (never use your fingernails for this). Apply a small amount of cleaning solution and gently cleanse the pierced area
along with the jewelry. Move the piece back and forth a bit to work the solution inside. Leave to dry or rinse under running water while gently rotating the jewelry.
Various skin types react differently to piercings, and some amount of bleeding, bruising, discoloring and/or swelling may occur. Please be patient as the wound heals. During this process there may also be secretion of a yellow-white fluid; this is normal and a sign of healing. If uncommon symptoms develop, contact us immediately.
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Tattoo artists are available by appointment and for walk-in customers during the following hours:
Sun. Appt. only
Capone's Ink has a booth in this year's United Ink Tattoo Convention in New York (October 20-22). Stop by and visit us while at the show!
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