TATTOOS & BODY PIERCING
Congratulations on your new piercing! Our suggestions are based on years of experience, common sense, research and medical clinical practice.
Remember, it is common to have questions during the healing of a new piercing. Feel free to come in, email or give us a call.
Normal Healing May Include
-Initially: bleeding, localized swelling, tenderness or bruising.
-During healing: some discoloration, itching, secretion of a white/yellowish fluid that will form some crust on the jewelry.
It is common for people to think they have an infection when the piercing is only irritated. Piercings that receive the care they need should not get infected. Sometimes, merely looking over the suggested aftercare you have been following will point you to the cause of the problem. Here at Bad Intentionz Tattoo we are always available to help you with your piercing/healing related questions or concerns.
What To Do
Wash your hands prior to touching your piercing; leave it alone except when cleaning. During healing it is not necessary to rotate the jewelry. Your gallon of cleaning solution can be refrigerated or stored at room temperature; just be sure to shake it up before using. Transfer some of the cleaning solution into a small cup or shot glass. Invert a small cup of your cleaning solution over the area to create a suction. For some piercings is may be easier to apply using clean gauze or paper towels that are saturated. Soak your piercing 1-2x’s a day, 5-10 minutes each time until gallon of cleaning solution is empty. This should roughly take anywhere between 6-10 weeks to complete. For oral piercings, simply use the solution as a mouthwash. Rinse after every major meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and large snacks for 30 seconds to a minute, for the first 2 weeks. Dry by gently patting dry with clean, disposable paper products. Cloth towels and and cotton products can harbor bacteria and potentially snag your jewelry.
Everyone heals at different rates and it can vary a great deal from person to person. To help avoid confusuion, the following healing times are suggested timelines to keep cleaning your piercing. It does not mean that after this amount of time your piercing will be healed. A piercing heals on the outside first so it will appear to be healed long before it actually is. Changing the jewelry while the piercing is healing is not suggested and can result in the loss of the piercing, irritation and a prolonged healing time.
Tongue/Frenulum: 6-8 weeks
Lip: 3-4 months
Cheek: 6-9 months
Ear Lobe/Septum/Eyebrow: 8-10 weeks
Nostril/Ear Cartilage: 6-9 months
Nipple/Navel/Surface: 6-9 months
Clitoral Hood/Inner Labia/Prince Albert: 6-8 weeks
Frenum/Scrotum/Guiche: 3-6 months
Outer Labia/Lorum/Dydoe: 3-4 months
Triangle/Ampallang/Apadravya: 4-6 months
1 ... FIRST 3 DAYS WASH WITH UNSCENTED SOFT GOLD DAIL SOAP. AIR DRY, FOLLOWING BY SPRAYING GENEROUSLY WITH BACTINE ON TATTOOED AREA, LET DRY. FINALLY APPLY A THIN COAT OF AQUAPHOR. WRAP WITH PLASTIC WRAP AT NIGHTS FOR THE 3 DAYS.
2... FOLLOW THE SAME INSTRUCTIONS 2-3 TIMES A DAY.
3.. SECOND WEEK, JUST APPLY UNSCENTED SKIN LOTION ON TATTOOED AREA.