Piercing after care instructions
SunDown Tattoo Shop
General Piercing Care Instructions
(Piercings Currenty not available yet )
Instructions are available for Piercings Done elsewhere for informational purposes only.
Liquid antibacterial Soap
Povidone Iodine: Betadine®
Benzalkonium Chloride: Bactine®
Chlorhexidine Gluconate: Hibiclens®
DO NOT USE
Isopropyl Alcohol, Hydrogen Peroxide or Bacitracin, Mycitracin
Clean Piercing at least 3 times daily.
DO NOT touch healing piercings with dirty hands! Prior to cleaning, wash hands thoroughly with antimicrobial soap and hot water.
First remove any crust from the piercing and the jewelry. This is best accomplished by soaking. (See pre-soak instructions) Don't worry, this discharge is normal and should be expected. As long as the piercing secretes liquid or forms crust, the piercing is still healing and cleaning procedures should be continued.
Cleaning Instructions Continued
Use a liquid antimicrobial soap such as Satin® or Provon®
With clean fingers or cotton swab, apply the soap directly to the surrounding area, working in a circular motion away from the piercing.
After the soap has been on the piercing for 30 seconds, flush the piercing thoroughly with clean water.
If you do not get all the solution off your piercing, it may become irritated, so rinse carefully.
Finally, pat dry with tissues, cotton swabs or other disposable paper product.
Do not use cloth towels, as they often harbor bacteria.
Tongue Piercings Rinse after every smoke or every meal or drink with Listerine mouth rinse.As with any piercing No Alcohol If a white piece of skin hangs from your bottom hole DO NOT PULL as it will tear your tongue and HURT. Let it fall off normally
THINGS TO DO
Check That Jewelry
Check all jewelry daily to make sure closures are secure, especially labret studs, straight curved and circular barbells
Wash Those Sheets
Beds are notorious breeding grounds for bacteria. Wash your bedding weekly and always wear clean clothing.
Keep It Dry
A waterproof bandage may be worn temporarily when swimming in lakes and pools.
THINGS TO DON'T
Don't Mess With IT
This means you and everyone else! Unwashed hands WILL spread bacteria. So, Don't touch!
Keep Your Mouth to Yourself
With oral piercing very important to avoid oral sex.
No contact with other's bodily fluids until fully healed.
Pools and Lakes are BAD
Public waters such as Jacuzzis, pools and lakes are filthy and should be avoided.
If you have a genital piercing you must use latex barriers (condoms dental dams) to prevent contact with other's bodily fluids during healing. This applies to you even if you are in a monogamous relationship.