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Tattoo Aftercare Do’s: If a bandage was applied, remove it in 1 hour. Wet the bandage lightly if needed. This will prevent it from pulling at the skin. Wash the tattoo at least twice a day with warm water (NOT HOT WATER) and a fragrance free, clear, antibacterial soap. Rinse thoroughly, and then gently pat dry with a clean towel. On the 2nd day, apply a light coat for dye-free, fragrance-free lotion (i.e. Curel or Lubriderm) 2 times a day or as needed. Do not over apply. Washing your hands before applying lotion is essential for the proper healing of your tattoo. If any signs of infection are present, you should call and consult your physician for an evaluation. Do Not’s: Do not scratch, pick, or irritate the tattoo as it heals. Do not swim or soak your tattoo for two (2) weeks or until the tattoo is fully healed. Do not expose your tattoo to sunlight or tanning beds until it is fully healed. After the tattoo is healed, you should always use sun block over the tattoo to prevent fading ? ? Piercing Aftercare What to Clean With: Packaged sterile saline solution with no additives (read the label), or a non-iodized sea salt mixture: Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz.) of warm distilled or bottled water. A stronger mixture is not better; a saline solution that is too strong can irritate the piercing. Saline Solution should be made new every time. How to Clean Your New Piercing: Handle your piercing with CLEAN hands! Using the Saline Solution, twice a day, soak the piercing for 3-5 minutes using a clean gauze or paper towel that is saturated with the SS. For certain piercings you may soak it by inverting a cup of the warm Saline Solution over the area (suggested for Navels and Surface Anchors). Rinse gently after soaking with warm water. Dry gently with a disposable paper towel. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry. What to Expect: You may have a slight bit of bleeding after, redness, and possibly some swelling. During healing you may have a slight discoloration of the area hear the piercing. Itching and secretion of a yellowish or whitish fluid (not pus) that can form a crust on the jewelry may occur. The tissue may become tight around the jewelry as it continues to heal. After the healing period, the jewelry may move freely in the piercing. Do not play with or force it to move. Keep in mind, even after a piercing is healed, it should become part of your normal daily hygiene routine to clean it. Not cleaning it can result in normal, but smelly secretions from the body. Although a piercing may seem healed, keep in mind the healing process takes time to complete. Tissue heals from the outside in, and even though it feels fine, the interior of the piercing is still sensitive and fragile. Patience is key, just as keeping it clean is. Even healed piercings can downsize or close within MINUTES no matter how long you’ve had the piercing. This will vary from person to person. What to Avoid: Any other cleaning solutions (Bactine®, Betadine®, Hibiciens®), ointments, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Dial® or harsh soaps should be avoided. Do not over-clean! This can lead to a longer healing time and irritate the piercing. Try your best to avoid undue trauma to the piercing; things such as friction from clothing, excessive movement of the area, playing with the piercing, and vigorous cleaning. By avoiding these things the chances of complications will be lessened. For oral piercings: Avoid “French” kissing, oral sex, smoking, drug use, alcohol, and spicy foods. Avoid submerging the piercing in bodies of water such as lakes, streams, pools, ect. Protect the piercing using a waterproof bandages such as 3M™ Nexcare™ or Tegaderm™. Avoid all beauty and personal care products on or around the piercing including cosmetics, lotions, and sprays, etc. And most of all… DO NOT TRY TO REPLACE THE JEWELRY YOURSELF!!! ? Citation for Piercing Aftercare Content provided by the Association of Professional Piercers: Body Aftercare. (2009, March 27). Retrieved February 2, 2015, from http://www.safepiercing.org/piercing/body-aftercare/#!/~/product/id=23786192 ? Tatt2Away POST-Treatment Instructions ? Aftercare of the skin is of vital importance and must be followed rigidly to ensure the pigments are properly expelled and the area heals properly. It will take some time for the skin to fully regain its normal pigment and to properly accept a tan. In the meantime you will have to look after your skin sensibly and follow the advice given by your therapist. ? Your provider may provide you with an aftercare ointment. Apply a small amount of balm twice daily or as instructed by your provider. Once all scabs have fallen off you may use a lotion in addition to the balm until the skin returns to its pre-treatment condition. ? Expect the area to feel sore and look red for the first few days. The treated area will form small scabs, which will drop off after 3-20 days. ? AVOID restrictive or tight clothing over the treated area DO NOT soak the treated area in a bath, swimming pool or hot tub for 14 days. DO NOT expose the treated area to the full pressure of the water in a shower. AFTER 24 hours, you may gently cleanse the treated area with a mild antibacterial soap that is fragrance free. Rinse with water and lightly pat the area dry taking care not to disturb the scab. ? DO NOT rub or pick at the epithelial crust or scab. Correct formation of the scab is critical to the success of the removal process. The scab should be allowed to flake off on its own. There should be absolutely no scrubbing of the area or use of cleansing creams or chemicals. ? DO NOT expose the treated area to the sun. When the area has healed fully, use a total sun block product to prevent incorrect pigmentation of the treated skin. IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to follow post-treatment instructions may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. As the healing progresses, your skin will return to normal color. Final results cannot be determined until healing is complete. Please make an appointment to follow up in the studio in 4 weeks with your technician. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL
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Tattoo Aftercare Do’s: If a bandage was applied, remove it in 1 hour. Wet the bandage lightly if needed. This will prevent it from pulling at the skin. Wash the tattoo at least twice a day with warm water (NOT HOT WATER) and a fragrance free, clear, antibacterial soap. Rinse thoroughly, and then gently pat dry with a clean towel. On the 2nd day, apply a light coat for dye-free, fragrance-free lotion (i.e. Curel or Lubriderm) 2 times a day or as needed. Do not over apply. Washing your hands before applying lotion is essential for the proper healing of your tattoo. If any signs of infection are present, you should call and consult your physician for an evaluation. Do Not’s: Do not scratch, pick, or irritate the tattoo as it heals. Do not swim or soak your tattoo for two (2) weeks or until the tattoo is fully healed. Do not expose your tattoo to sunlight or tanning beds until it is fully healed. After the tattoo is healed, you should always use sun block over the tattoo to prevent fading ? ? Piercing Aftercare What to Clean With: Packaged sterile saline solution with no additives (read the label), or a non-iodized sea salt mixture: Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz.) of warm distilled or bottled water. A stronger mixture is not better; a saline solution that is too strong can irritate the piercing. Saline Solution should be made new every time. How to Clean Your New Piercing: Handle your piercing with CLEAN hands! Using the Saline Solution, twice a day, soak the piercing for 3-5 minutes using a clean gauze or paper towel that is saturated with the SS. For certain piercings you may soak it by inverting a cup of the warm Saline Solution over the area (suggested for Navels and Surface Anchors). Rinse gently after soaking with warm water. Dry gently with a disposable paper towel. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry. What to Expect: You may have a slight bit of bleeding after, redness, and possibly some swelling. During healing you may have a slight discoloration of the area hear the piercing. Itching and secretion of a yellowish or whitish fluid (not pus) that can form a crust on the jewelry may occur. The tissue may become tight around the jewelry as it continues to heal. After the healing period, the jewelry may move freely in the piercing. Do not play with or force it to move. Keep in mind, even after a piercing is healed, it should become part of your normal daily hygiene routine to clean it. Not cleaning it can result in normal, but smelly secretions from the body. Although a piercing may seem healed, keep in mind the healing process takes time to complete. Tissue heals from the outside in, and even though it feels fine, the interior of the piercing is still sensitive and fragile. Patience is key, just as keeping it clean is. Even healed piercings can downsize or close within MINUTES no matter how long you’ve had the piercing. This will vary from person to person. What to Avoid: Any other cleaning solutions (Bactine®, Betadine®, Hibiciens®), ointments, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Dial® or harsh soaps should be avoided. Do not over-clean! This can lead to a longer healing time and irritate the piercing. Try your best to avoid undue trauma to the piercing; things such as friction from clothing, excessive movement of the area, playing with the piercing, and vigorous cleaning. By avoiding these things the chances of complications will be lessened. For oral piercings: Avoid “French” kissing, oral sex, smoking, drug use, alcohol, and spicy foods. Avoid submerging the piercing in bodies of water such as lakes, streams, pools, ect. Protect the piercing using a waterproof bandages such as 3M™ Nexcare™ or Tegaderm™. Avoid all beauty and personal care products on or around the piercing including cosmetics, lotions, and sprays, etc. And most of all… DO NOT TRY TO REPLACE THE JEWELRY YOURSELF!!! ? Citation for Piercing Aftercare Content provided by the Association of Professional Piercers: Body Aftercare. (2009, March 27). Retrieved February 2, 2015, from http://www.safepiercing.org/piercing/body-aftercare/#!/~/product/id=23786192 ? Tatt2Away POST-Treatment Instructions ? Aftercare of the skin is of vital importance and must be followed rigidly to ensure the pigments are properly expelled and the area heals properly. It will take some time for the skin to fully regain its normal pigment and to properly accept a tan. In the meantime you will have to look after your skin sensibly and follow the advice given by your therapist. ? Your provider may provide you with an aftercare ointment. Apply a small amount of balm twice daily or as instructed by your provider. Once all scabs have fallen off you may use a lotion in addition to the balm until the skin returns to its pre-treatment condition. ? Expect the area to feel sore and look red for the first few days. The treated area will form small scabs, which will drop off after 3-20 days. ? AVOID restrictive or tight clothing over the treated area DO NOT soak the treated area in a bath, swimming pool or hot tub for 14 days. DO NOT expose the treated area to the full pressure of the water in a shower. AFTER 24 hours, you may gently cleanse the treated area with a mild antibacterial soap that is fragrance free. Rinse with water and lightly pat the area dry taking care not to disturb the scab. ? DO NOT rub or pick at the epithelial crust or scab. Correct formation of the scab is critical to the success of the removal process. The scab should be allowed to flake off on its own. There should be absolutely no scrubbing of the area or use of cleansing creams or chemicals. ? DO NOT expose the treated area to the sun. When the area has healed fully, use a total sun block product to prevent incorrect pigmentation of the treated skin. IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to follow post-treatment instructions may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. As the healing progresses, your skin will return to normal color. Final results cannot be determined until healing is complete. Please make an appointment to follow up in the studio in 4 weeks with your technician. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL
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Tattoo Aftercare Do’s: If a bandage was applied, remove it in 1 hour. Wet the bandage lightly if needed. This will prevent it from pulling at the skin. Wash the tattoo at least twice a day with warm water (NOT HOT WATER) and a fragrance free, clear, antibacterial soap. Rinse thoroughly, and then gently pat dry with a clean towel. On the 2nd day, apply a light coat for dye-free, fragrance-free lotion (i.e. Curel or Lubriderm) 2 times a day or as needed. Do not over apply. Washing your hands before applying lotion is essential for the proper healing of your tattoo. If any signs of infection are present, you should call and consult your physician for an evaluation. Do Not’s: Do not scratch, pick, or irritate the tattoo as it heals. Do not swim or soak your tattoo for two (2) weeks or until the tattoo is fully healed. Do not expose your tattoo to sunlight or tanning beds until it is fully healed. After the tattoo is healed, you should always use sun block over the tattoo to prevent fading ? ? Piercing Aftercare What to Clean With: Packaged sterile saline solution with no additives (read the label), or a non-iodized sea salt mixture: Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz.) of warm distilled or bottled water. A stronger mixture is not better; a saline solution that is too strong can irritate the piercing. Saline Solution should be made new every time. How to Clean Your New Piercing: Handle your piercing with CLEAN hands! Using the Saline Solution, twice a day, soak the piercing for 3-5 minutes using a clean gauze or paper towel that is saturated with the SS. For certain piercings you may soak it by inverting a cup of the warm Saline Solution over the area (suggested for Navels and Surface Anchors). Rinse gently after soaking with warm water. Dry gently with a disposable paper towel. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry. What to Expect: You may have a slight bit of bleeding after, redness, and possibly some swelling. During healing you may have a slight discoloration of the area hear the piercing. Itching and secretion of a yellowish or whitish fluid (not pus) that can form a crust on the jewelry may occur. The tissue may become tight around the jewelry as it continues to heal. After the healing period, the jewelry may move freely in the piercing. Do not play with or force it to move. Keep in mind, even after a piercing is healed, it should become part of your normal daily hygiene routine to clean it. Not cleaning it can result in normal, but smelly secretions from the body. Although a piercing may seem healed, keep in mind the healing process takes time to complete. Tissue heals from the outside in, and even though it feels fine, the interior of the piercing is still sensitive and fragile. Patience is key, just as keeping it clean is. Even healed piercings can downsize or close within MINUTES no matter how long you’ve had the piercing. This will vary from person to person. What to Avoid: Any other cleaning solutions (Bactine®, Betadine®, Hibiciens®), ointments, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Dial® or harsh soaps should be avoided. Do not over-clean! This can lead to a longer healing time and irritate the piercing. Try your best to avoid undue trauma to the piercing; things such as friction from clothing, excessive movement of the area, playing with the piercing, and vigorous cleaning. By avoiding these things the chances of complications will be lessened. For oral piercings: Avoid “French” kissing, oral sex, smoking, drug use, alcohol, and spicy foods. Avoid submerging the piercing in bodies of water such as lakes, streams, pools, ect. Protect the piercing using a waterproof bandages such as 3M™ Nexcare™ or Tegaderm™. Avoid all beauty and personal care products on or around the piercing including cosmetics, lotions, and sprays, etc. And most of all… DO NOT TRY TO REPLACE THE JEWELRY YOURSELF!!! ? Citation for Piercing Aftercare Content provided by the Association of Professional Piercers: Body Aftercare. (2009, March 27). Retrieved February 2, 2015, from http://www.safepiercing.org/piercing/body-aftercare/#!/~/product/id=23786192 ? Tatt2Away POST-Treatment Instructions ? Aftercare of the skin is of vital importance and must be followed rigidly to ensure the pigments are properly expelled and the area heals properly. It will take some time for the skin to fully regain its normal pigment and to properly accept a tan. In the meantime you will have to look after your skin sensibly and follow the advice given by your therapist. ? Your provider may provide you with an aftercare ointment. Apply a small amount of balm twice daily or as instructed by your provider. Once all scabs have fallen off you may use a lotion in addition to the balm until the skin returns to its pre-treatment condition. ? Expect the area to feel sore and look red for the first few days. The treated area will form small scabs, which will drop off after 3-20 days. ? AVOID restrictive or tight clothing over the treated area DO NOT soak the treated area in a bath, swimming pool or hot tub for 14 days. DO NOT expose the treated area to the full pressure of the water in a shower. AFTER 24 hours, you may gently cleanse the treated area with a mild antibacterial soap that is fragrance free. Rinse with water and lightly pat the area dry taking care not to disturb the scab. ? DO NOT rub or pick at the epithelial crust or scab. Correct formation of the scab is critical to the success of the removal process. The scab should be allowed to flake off on its own. There should be absolutely no scrubbing of the area or use of cleansing creams or chemicals. ? DO NOT expose the treated area to the sun. When the area has healed fully, use a total sun block product to prevent incorrect pigmentation of the treated skin. IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to follow post-treatment instructions may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. As the healing progresses, your skin will return to normal color. Final results cannot be determined until healing is complete. Please make an appointment to follow up in the studio in 4 weeks with your technician. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL
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Tattoo Aftercare Do’s: If a bandage was applied, remove it in 1 hour. Wet the bandage lightly if needed. This will prevent it from pulling at the skin. Wash the tattoo at least twice a day with warm water (NOT HOT WATER) and a fragrance free, clear, antibacterial soap. Rinse thoroughly, and then gently pat dry with a clean towel. On the 2nd day, apply a light coat for dye-free, fragrance-free lotion (i.e. Curel or Lubriderm) 2 times a day or as needed. Do not over apply. Washing your hands before applying lotion is essential for the proper healing of your tattoo. If any signs of infection are present, you should call and consult your physician for an evaluation. Do Not’s: Do not scratch, pick, or irritate the tattoo as it heals. Do not swim or soak your tattoo for two (2) weeks or until the tattoo is fully healed. Do not expose your tattoo to sunlight or tanning beds until it is fully healed. After the tattoo is healed, you should always use sun block over the tattoo to prevent fading ? ? Piercing Aftercare What to Clean With: Packaged sterile saline solution with no additives (read the label), or a non-iodized sea salt mixture: Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz.) of warm distilled or bottled water. A stronger mixture is not better; a saline solution that is too strong can irritate the piercing. Saline Solution should be made new every time. How to Clean Your New Piercing: Handle your piercing with CLEAN hands! Using the Saline Solution, twice a day, soak the piercing for 3-5 minutes using a clean gauze or paper towel that is saturated with the SS. For certain piercings you may soak it by inverting a cup of the warm Saline Solution over the area (suggested for Navels and Surface Anchors). Rinse gently after soaking with warm water. Dry gently with a disposable paper towel. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry. What to Expect: You may have a slight bit of bleeding after, redness, and possibly some swelling. During healing you may have a slight discoloration of the area hear the piercing. Itching and secretion of a yellowish or whitish fluid (not pus) that can form a crust on the jewelry may occur. The tissue may become tight around the jewelry as it continues to heal. After the healing period, the jewelry may move freely in the piercing. Do not play with or force it to move. Keep in mind, even after a piercing is healed, it should become part of your normal daily hygiene routine to clean it. Not cleaning it can result in normal, but smelly secretions from the body. Although a piercing may seem healed, keep in mind the healing process takes time to complete. Tissue heals from the outside in, and even though it feels fine, the interior of the piercing is still sensitive and fragile. Patience is key, just as keeping it clean is. Even healed piercings can downsize or close within MINUTES no matter how long you’ve had the piercing. This will vary from person to person. What to Avoid: Any other cleaning solutions (Bactine®, Betadine®, Hibiciens®), ointments, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Dial® or harsh soaps should be avoided. Do not over-clean! This can lead to a longer healing time and irritate the piercing. Try your best to avoid undue trauma to the piercing; things such as friction from clothing, excessive movement of the area, playing with the piercing, and vigorous cleaning. By avoiding these things the chances of complications will be lessened. For oral piercings: Avoid “French” kissing, oral sex, smoking, drug use, alcohol, and spicy foods. Avoid submerging the piercing in bodies of water such as lakes, streams, pools, ect. Protect the piercing using a waterproof bandages such as 3M™ Nexcare™ or Tegaderm™. Avoid all beauty and personal care products on or around the piercing including cosmetics, lotions, and sprays, etc. And most of all… DO NOT TRY TO REPLACE THE JEWELRY YOURSELF!!! ? Citation for Piercing Aftercare Content provided by the Association of Professional Piercers: Body Aftercare. (2009, March 27). Retrieved February 2, 2015, from http://www.safepiercing.org/piercing/body-aftercare/#!/~/product/id=23786192 ? Tatt2Away POST-Treatment Instructions ? Aftercare of the skin is of vital importance and must be followed rigidly to ensure the pigments are properly expelled and the area heals properly. It will take some time for the skin to fully regain its normal pigment and to properly accept a tan. In the meantime you will have to look after your skin sensibly and follow the advice given by your therapist. ? Your provider may provide you with an aftercare ointment. Apply a small amount of balm twice daily or as instructed by your provider. Once all scabs have fallen off you may use a lotion in addition to the balm until the skin returns to its pre-treatment condition. ? Expect the area to feel sore and look red for the first few days. The treated area will form small scabs, which will drop off after 3-20 days. ? AVOID restrictive or tight clothing over the treated area DO NOT soak the treated area in a bath, swimming pool or hot tub for 14 days. DO NOT expose the treated area to the full pressure of the water in a shower. AFTER 24 hours, you may gently cleanse the treated area with a mild antibacterial soap that is fragrance free. Rinse with water and lightly pat the area dry taking care not to disturb the scab. ? DO NOT rub or pick at the epithelial crust or scab. Correct formation of the scab is critical to the success of the removal process. The scab should be allowed to flake off on its own. There should be absolutely no scrubbing of the area or use of cleansing creams or chemicals. ? DO NOT expose the treated area to the sun. When the area has healed fully, use a total sun block product to prevent incorrect pigmentation of the treated skin. IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to follow post-treatment instructions may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. As the healing progresses, your skin will return to normal color. Final results cannot be determined until healing is complete. Please make an appointment to follow up in the studio in 4 weeks with your technician. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL
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Tattoo Aftercare Do’s: If a bandage was applied, remove it in 1 hour. Wet the bandage lightly if needed. This will prevent it from pulling at the skin. Wash the tattoo at least twice a day with warm water (NOT HOT WATER) and a fragrance free, clear, antibacterial soap. Rinse thoroughly, and then gently pat dry with a clean towel. On the 2nd day, apply a light coat for dye-free, fragrance-free lotion (i.e. Curel or Lubriderm) 2 times a day or as needed. Do not over apply. Washing your hands before applying lotion is essential for the proper healing of your tattoo. If any signs of infection are present, you should call and consult your physician for an evaluation. Do Not’s: Do not scratch, pick, or irritate the tattoo as it heals. Do not swim or soak your tattoo for two (2) weeks or until the tattoo is fully healed. Do not expose your tattoo to sunlight or tanning beds until it is fully healed. After the tattoo is healed, you should always use sun block over the tattoo to prevent fading ? ? Piercing Aftercare What to Clean With: Packaged sterile saline solution with no additives (read the label), or a non-iodized sea salt mixture: Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz.) of warm distilled or bottled water. A stronger mixture is not better; a saline solution that is too strong can irritate the piercing. Saline Solution should be made new every time. How to Clean Your New Piercing: Handle your piercing with CLEAN hands! Using the Saline Solution, twice a day, soak the piercing for 3-5 minutes using a clean gauze or paper towel that is saturated with the SS. For certain piercings you may soak it by inverting a cup of the warm Saline Solution over the area (suggested for Navels and Surface Anchors). Rinse gently after soaking with warm water. Dry gently with a disposable paper towel. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry. What to Expect: You may have a slight bit of bleeding after, redness, and possibly some swelling. During healing you may have a slight discoloration of the area hear the piercing. Itching and secretion of a yellowish or whitish fluid (not pus) that can form a crust on the jewelry may occur. The tissue may become tight around the jewelry as it continues to heal. After the healing period, the jewelry may move freely in the piercing. Do not play with or force it to move. Keep in mind, even after a piercing is healed, it should become part of your normal daily hygiene routine to clean it. Not cleaning it can result in normal, but smelly secretions from the body. Although a piercing may seem healed, keep in mind the healing process takes time to complete. Tissue heals from the outside in, and even though it feels fine, the interior of the piercing is still sensitive and fragile. Patience is key, just as keeping it clean is. Even healed piercings can downsize or close within MINUTES no matter how long you’ve had the piercing. This will vary from person to person. What to Avoid: Any other cleaning solutions (Bactine®, Betadine®, Hibiciens®), ointments, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Dial® or harsh soaps should be avoided. Do not over-clean! This can lead to a longer healing time and irritate the piercing. Try your best to avoid undue trauma to the piercing; things such as friction from clothing, excessive movement of the area, playing with the piercing, and vigorous cleaning. By avoiding these things the chances of complications will be lessened. For oral piercings: Avoid “French” kissing, oral sex, smoking, drug use, alcohol, and spicy foods. Avoid submerging the piercing in bodies of water such as lakes, streams, pools, ect. Protect the piercing using a waterproof bandages such as 3M™ Nexcare™ or Tegaderm™. Avoid all beauty and personal care products on or around the piercing including cosmetics, lotions, and sprays, etc. And most of all… DO NOT TRY TO REPLACE THE JEWELRY YOURSELF!!! ? Citation for Piercing Aftercare Content provided by the Association of Professional Piercers: Body Aftercare. (2009, March 27). Retrieved February 2, 2015, from http://www.safepiercing.org/piercing/body-aftercare/#!/~/product/id=23786192 ? Tatt2Away POST-Treatment Instructions ? Aftercare of the skin is of vital importance and must be followed rigidly to ensure the pigments are properly expelled and the area heals properly. It will take some time for the skin to fully regain its normal pigment and to properly accept a tan. In the meantime you will have to look after your skin sensibly and follow the advice given by your therapist. ? Your provider may provide you with an aftercare ointment. Apply a small amount of balm twice daily or as instructed by your provider. Once all scabs have fallen off you may use a lotion in addition to the balm until the skin returns to its pre-treatment condition. ? Expect the area to feel sore and look red for the first few days. The treated area will form small scabs, which will drop off after 3-20 days. ? AVOID restrictive or tight clothing over the treated area DO NOT soak the treated area in a bath, swimming pool or hot tub for 14 days. DO NOT expose the treated area to the full pressure of the water in a shower. AFTER 24 hours, you may gently cleanse the treated area with a mild antibacterial soap that is fragrance free. Rinse with water and lightly pat the area dry taking care not to disturb the scab. ? DO NOT rub or pick at the epithelial crust or scab. Correct formation of the scab is critical to the success of the removal process. The scab should be allowed to flake off on its own. There should be absolutely no scrubbing of the area or use of cleansing creams or chemicals. ? DO NOT expose the treated area to the sun. When the area has healed fully, use a total sun block product to prevent incorrect pigmentation of the treated skin. IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to follow post-treatment instructions may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. As the healing progresses, your skin will return to normal color. Final results cannot be determined until healing is complete. Please make an appointment to follow up in the studio in 4 weeks with your technician. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL
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Tattoo Aftercare Do’s: If a bandage was applied, remove it in 1 hour. Wet the bandage lightly if needed. This will prevent it from pulling at the skin. Wash the tattoo at least twice a day with warm water (NOT HOT WATER) and a fragrance free, clear, antibacterial soap. Rinse thoroughly, and then gently pat dry with a clean towel. On the 2nd day, apply a light coat for dye-free, fragrance-free lotion (i.e. Curel or Lubriderm) 2 times a day or as needed. Do not over apply. Washing your hands before applying lotion is essential for the proper healing of your tattoo. If any signs of infection are present, you should call and consult your physician for an evaluation. Do Not’s: Do not scratch, pick, or irritate the tattoo as it heals. Do not swim or soak your tattoo for two (2) weeks or until the tattoo is fully healed. Do not expose your tattoo to sunlight or tanning beds until it is fully healed. After the tattoo is healed, you should always use sun block over the tattoo to prevent fading ? ? Piercing Aftercare What to Clean With: Packaged sterile saline solution with no additives (read the label), or a non-iodized sea salt mixture: Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz.) of warm distilled or bottled water. A stronger mixture is not better; a saline solution that is too strong can irritate the piercing. Saline Solution should be made new every time. How to Clean Your New Piercing: Handle your piercing with CLEAN hands! Using the Saline Solution, twice a day, soak the piercing for 3-5 minutes using a clean gauze or paper towel that is saturated with the SS. For certain piercings you may soak it by inverting a cup of the warm Saline Solution over the area (suggested for Navels and Surface Anchors). Rinse gently after soaking with warm water. Dry gently with a disposable paper towel. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry. What to Expect: You may have a slight bit of bleeding after, redness, and possibly some swelling. During healing you may have a slight discoloration of the area hear the piercing. Itching and secretion of a yellowish or whitish fluid (not pus) that can form a crust on the jewelry may occur. The tissue may become tight around the jewelry as it continues to heal. After the healing period, the jewelry may move freely in the piercing. Do not play with or force it to move. Keep in mind, even after a piercing is healed, it should become part of your normal daily hygiene routine to clean it. Not cleaning it can result in normal, but smelly secretions from the body. Although a piercing may seem healed, keep in mind the healing process takes time to complete. Tissue heals from the outside in, and even though it feels fine, the interior of the piercing is still sensitive and fragile. Patience is key, just as keeping it clean is. Even healed piercings can downsize or close within MINUTES no matter how long you’ve had the piercing. This will vary from person to person. What to Avoid: Any other cleaning solutions (Bactine®, Betadine®, Hibiciens®), ointments, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Dial® or harsh soaps should be avoided. Do not over-clean! This can lead to a longer healing time and irritate the piercing. Try your best to avoid undue trauma to the piercing; things such as friction from clothing, excessive movement of the area, playing with the piercing, and vigorous cleaning. By avoiding these things the chances of complications will be lessened. For oral piercings: Avoid “French” kissing, oral sex, smoking, drug use, alcohol, and spicy foods. Avoid submerging the piercing in bodies of water such as lakes, streams, pools, ect. Protect the piercing using a waterproof bandages such as 3M™ Nexcare™ or Tegaderm™. Avoid all beauty and personal care products on or around the piercing including cosmetics, lotions, and sprays, etc. And most of all… DO NOT TRY TO REPLACE THE JEWELRY YOURSELF!!! ? Citation for Piercing Aftercare Content provided by the Association of Professional Piercers: Body Aftercare. (2009, March 27). Retrieved February 2, 2015, from http://www.safepiercing.org/piercing/body-aftercare/#!/~/product/id=23786192 ? Tatt2Away POST-Treatment Instructions ? Aftercare of the skin is of vital importance and must be followed rigidly to ensure the pigments are properly expelled and the area heals properly. It will take some time for the skin to fully regain its normal pigment and to properly accept a tan. In the meantime you will have to look after your skin sensibly and follow the advice given by your therapist. ? Your provider may provide you with an aftercare ointment. Apply a small amount of balm twice daily or as instructed by your provider. Once all scabs have fallen off you may use a lotion in addition to the balm until the skin returns to its pre-treatment condition. ? Expect the area to feel sore and look red for the first few days. The treated area will form small scabs, which will drop off after 3-20 days. ? AVOID restrictive or tight clothing over the treated area DO NOT soak the treated area in a bath, swimming pool or hot tub for 14 days. DO NOT expose the treated area to the full pressure of the water in a shower. AFTER 24 hours, you may gently cleanse the treated area with a mild antibacterial soap that is fragrance free. Rinse with water and lightly pat the area dry taking care not to disturb the scab. ? DO NOT rub or pick at the epithelial crust or scab. Correct formation of the scab is critical to the success of the removal process. The scab should be allowed to flake off on its own. There should be absolutely no scrubbing of the area or use of cleansing creams or chemicals. ? DO NOT expose the treated area to the sun. When the area has healed fully, use a total sun block product to prevent incorrect pigmentation of the treated skin. IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to follow post-treatment instructions may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. As the healing progresses, your skin will return to normal color. Final results cannot be determined until healing is complete. Please make an appointment to follow up in the studio in 4 weeks with your technician. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL
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Tattoo Aftercare Do’s: If a bandage was applied, remove it in 1 hour. Wet the bandage lightly if needed. This will prevent it from pulling at the skin. Wash the tattoo at least twice a day with warm water (NOT HOT WATER) and a fragrance free, clear, antibacterial soap. Rinse thoroughly, and then gently pat dry with a clean towel. On the 2nd day, apply a light coat for dye-free, fragrance-free lotion (i.e. Curel or Lubriderm) 2 times a day or as needed. Do not over apply. Washing your hands before applying lotion is essential for the proper healing of your tattoo. If any signs of infection are present, you should call and consult your physician for an evaluation. Do Not’s: Do not scratch, pick, or irritate the tattoo as it heals. Do not swim or soak your tattoo for two (2) weeks or until the tattoo is fully healed. Do not expose your tattoo to sunlight or tanning beds until it is fully healed. After the tattoo is healed, you should always use sun block over the tattoo to prevent fading ? ? Piercing Aftercare What to Clean With: Packaged sterile saline solution with no additives (read the label), or a non-iodized sea salt mixture: Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz.) of warm distilled or bottled water. A stronger mixture is not better; a saline solution that is too strong can irritate the piercing. Saline Solution should be made new every time. How to Clean Your New Piercing: Handle your piercing with CLEAN hands! Using the Saline Solution, twice a day, soak the piercing for 3-5 minutes using a clean gauze or paper towel that is saturated with the SS. For certain piercings you may soak it by inverting a cup of the warm Saline Solution over the area (suggested for Navels and Surface Anchors). Rinse gently after soaking with warm water. Dry gently with a disposable paper towel. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry. What to Expect: You may have a slight bit of bleeding after, redness, and possibly some swelling. During healing you may have a slight discoloration of the area hear the piercing. Itching and secretion of a yellowish or whitish fluid (not pus) that can form a crust on the jewelry may occur. The tissue may become tight around the jewelry as it continues to heal. After the healing period, the jewelry may move freely in the piercing. Do not play with or force it to move. Keep in mind, even after a piercing is healed, it should become part of your normal daily hygiene routine to clean it. Not cleaning it can result in normal, but smelly secretions from the body. Although a piercing may seem healed, keep in mind the healing process takes time to complete. Tissue heals from the outside in, and even though it feels fine, the interior of the piercing is still sensitive and fragile. Patience is key, just as keeping it clean is. Even healed piercings can downsize or close within MINUTES no matter how long you’ve had the piercing. This will vary from person to person. What to Avoid: Any other cleaning solutions (Bactine®, Betadine®, Hibiciens®), ointments, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Dial® or harsh soaps should be avoided. Do not over-clean! This can lead to a longer healing time and irritate the piercing. Try your best to avoid undue trauma to the piercing; things such as friction from clothing, excessive movement of the area, playing with the piercing, and vigorous cleaning. By avoiding these things the chances of complications will be lessened. For oral piercings: Avoid “French” kissing, oral sex, smoking, drug use, alcohol, and spicy foods. Avoid submerging the piercing in bodies of water such as lakes, streams, pools, ect. Protect the piercing using a waterproof bandages such as 3M™ Nexcare™ or Tegaderm™. Avoid all beauty and personal care products on or around the piercing including cosmetics, lotions, and sprays, etc. And most of all… DO NOT TRY TO REPLACE THE JEWELRY YOURSELF!!! ? Citation for Piercing Aftercare Content provided by the Association of Professional Piercers: Body Aftercare. (2009, March 27). Retrieved February 2, 2015, from http://www.safepiercing.org/piercing/body-aftercare/#!/~/product/id=23786192 ? Tatt2Away POST-Treatment Instructions ? Aftercare of the skin is of vital importance and must be followed rigidly to ensure the pigments are properly expelled and the area heals properly. It will take some time for the skin to fully regain its normal pigment and to properly accept a tan. In the meantime you will have to look after your skin sensibly and follow the advice given by your therapist. ? Your provider may provide you with an aftercare ointment. Apply a small amount of balm twice daily or as instructed by your provider. Once all scabs have fallen off you may use a lotion in addition to the balm until the skin returns to its pre-treatment condition. ? Expect the area to feel sore and look red for the first few days. The treated area will form small scabs, which will drop off after 3-20 days. ? AVOID restrictive or tight clothing over the treated area DO NOT soak the treated area in a bath, swimming pool or hot tub for 14 days. DO NOT expose the treated area to the full pressure of the water in a shower. AFTER 24 hours, you may gently cleanse the treated area with a mild antibacterial soap that is fragrance free. Rinse with water and lightly pat the area dry taking care not to disturb the scab. ? DO NOT rub or pick at the epithelial crust or scab. Correct formation of the scab is critical to the success of the removal process. The scab should be allowed to flake off on its own. There should be absolutely no scrubbing of the area or use of cleansing creams or chemicals. ? DO NOT expose the treated area to the sun. When the area has healed fully, use a total sun block product to prevent incorrect pigmentation of the treated skin. IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to follow post-treatment instructions may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. As the healing progresses, your skin will return to normal color. Final results cannot be determined until healing is complete. Please make an appointment to follow up in the studio in 4 weeks with your technician. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL
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Tattoo Aftercare Do’s: If a bandage was applied, remove it in 1 hour. Wet the bandage lightly if needed. This will prevent it from pulling at the skin. Wash the tattoo at least twice a day with warm water (NOT HOT WATER) and a fragrance free, clear, antibacterial soap. Rinse thoroughly, and then gently pat dry with a clean towel. On the 2nd day, apply a light coat for dye-free, fragrance-free lotion (i.e. Curel or Lubriderm) 2 times a day or as needed. Do not over apply. Washing your hands before applying lotion is essential for the proper healing of your tattoo. If any signs of infection are present, you should call and consult your physician for an evaluation. Do Not’s: Do not scratch, pick, or irritate the tattoo as it heals. Do not swim or soak your tattoo for two (2) weeks or until the tattoo is fully healed. Do not expose your tattoo to sunlight or tanning beds until it is fully healed. After the tattoo is healed, you should always use sun block over the tattoo to prevent fading ? ? Piercing Aftercare What to Clean With: Packaged sterile saline solution with no additives (read the label), or a non-iodized sea salt mixture: Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz.) of warm distilled or bottled water. A stronger mixture is not better; a saline solution that is too strong can irritate the piercing. Saline Solution should be made new every time. How to Clean Your New Piercing: Handle your piercing with CLEAN hands! Using the Saline Solution, twice a day, soak the piercing for 3-5 minutes using a clean gauze or paper towel that is saturated with the SS. For certain piercings you may soak it by inverting a cup of the warm Saline Solution over the area (suggested for Navels and Surface Anchors). Rinse gently after soaking with warm water. Dry gently with a disposable paper towel. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry. What to Expect: You may have a slight bit of bleeding after, redness, and possibly some swelling. During healing you may have a slight discoloration of the area hear the piercing. Itching and secretion of a yellowish or whitish fluid (not pus) that can form a crust on the jewelry may occur. The tissue may become tight around the jewelry as it continues to heal. After the healing period, the jewelry may move freely in the piercing. Do not play with or force it to move. Keep in mind, even after a piercing is healed, it should become part of your normal daily hygiene routine to clean it. Not cleaning it can result in normal, but smelly secretions from the body. Although a piercing may seem healed, keep in mind the healing process takes time to complete. Tissue heals from the outside in, and even though it feels fine, the interior of the piercing is still sensitive and fragile. Patience is key, just as keeping it clean is. Even healed piercings can downsize or close within MINUTES no matter how long you’ve had the piercing. This will vary from person to person. What to Avoid: Any other cleaning solutions (Bactine®, Betadine®, Hibiciens®), ointments, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Dial® or harsh soaps should be avoided. Do not over-clean! This can lead to a longer healing time and irritate the piercing. Try your best to avoid undue trauma to the piercing; things such as friction from clothing, excessive movement of the area, playing with the piercing, and vigorous cleaning. By avoiding these things the chances of complications will be lessened. For oral piercings: Avoid “French” kissing, oral sex, smoking, drug use, alcohol, and spicy foods. Avoid submerging the piercing in bodies of water such as lakes, streams, pools, ect. Protect the piercing using a waterproof bandages such as 3M™ Nexcare™ or Tegaderm™. Avoid all beauty and personal care products on or around the piercing including cosmetics, lotions, and sprays, etc. And most of all… DO NOT TRY TO REPLACE THE JEWELRY YOURSELF!!! ? Citation for Piercing Aftercare Content provided by the Association of Professional Piercers: Body Aftercare. (2009, March 27). Retrieved February 2, 2015, from http://www.safepiercing.org/piercing/body-aftercare/#!/~/product/id=23786192 ? Tatt2Away POST-Treatment Instructions ? Aftercare of the skin is of vital importance and must be followed rigidly to ensure the pigments are properly expelled and the area heals properly. It will take some time for the skin to fully regain its normal pigment and to properly accept a tan. In the meantime you will have to look after your skin sensibly and follow the advice given by your therapist. ? Your provider may provide you with an aftercare ointment. Apply a small amount of balm twice daily or as instructed by your provider. Once all scabs have fallen off you may use a lotion in addition to the balm until the skin returns to its pre-treatment condition. ? Expect the area to feel sore and look red for the first few days. The treated area will form small scabs, which will drop off after 3-20 days. ? AVOID restrictive or tight clothing over the treated area DO NOT soak the treated area in a bath, swimming pool or hot tub for 14 days. DO NOT expose the treated area to the full pressure of the water in a shower. AFTER 24 hours, you may gently cleanse the treated area with a mild antibacterial soap that is fragrance free. Rinse with water and lightly pat the area dry taking care not to disturb the scab. ? DO NOT rub or pick at the epithelial crust or scab. Correct formation of the scab is critical to the success of the removal process. The scab should be allowed to flake off on its own. There should be absolutely no scrubbing of the area or use of cleansing creams or chemicals. ? DO NOT expose the treated area to the sun. When the area has healed fully, use a total sun block product to prevent incorrect pigmentation of the treated skin. IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to follow post-treatment instructions may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. As the healing progresses, your skin will return to normal color. Final results cannot be determined until healing is complete. Please make an appointment to follow up in the studio in 4 weeks with your technician. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL
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Tattoo Aftercare Do’s: If a bandage was applied, remove it in 1 hour. Wet the bandage lightly if needed. This will prevent it from pulling at the skin. Wash the tattoo at least twice a day with warm water (NOT HOT WATER) and a fragrance free, clear, antibacterial soap. Rinse thoroughly, and then gently pat dry with a clean towel. On the 2nd day, apply a light coat for dye-free, fragrance-free lotion (i.e. Curel or Lubriderm) 2 times a day or as needed. Do not over apply. Washing your hands before applying lotion is essential for the proper healing of your tattoo. If any signs of infection are present, you should call and consult your physician for an evaluation. Do Not’s: Do not scratch, pick, or irritate the tattoo as it heals. Do not swim or soak your tattoo for two (2) weeks or until the tattoo is fully healed. Do not expose your tattoo to sunlight or tanning beds until it is fully healed. After the tattoo is healed, you should always use sun block over the tattoo to prevent fading ? ? Piercing Aftercare What to Clean With: Packaged sterile saline solution with no additives (read the label), or a non-iodized sea salt mixture: Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz.) of warm distilled or bottled water. A stronger mixture is not better; a saline solution that is too strong can irritate the piercing. Saline Solution should be made new every time. How to Clean Your New Piercing: Handle your piercing with CLEAN hands! Using the Saline Solution, twice a day, soak the piercing for 3-5 minutes using a clean gauze or paper towel that is saturated with the SS. For certain piercings you may soak it by inverting a cup of the warm Saline Solution over the area (suggested for Navels and Surface Anchors). Rinse gently after soaking with warm water. Dry gently with a disposable paper towel. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry. What to Expect: You may have a slight bit of bleeding after, redness, and possibly some swelling. During healing you may have a slight discoloration of the area hear the piercing. Itching and secretion of a yellowish or whitish fluid (not pus) that can form a crust on the jewelry may occur. The tissue may become tight around the jewelry as it continues to heal. After the healing period, the jewelry may move freely in the piercing. Do not play with or force it to move. Keep in mind, even after a piercing is healed, it should become part of your normal daily hygiene routine to clean it. Not cleaning it can result in normal, but smelly secretions from the body. Although a piercing may seem healed, keep in mind the healing process takes time to complete. Tissue heals from the outside in, and even though it feels fine, the interior of the piercing is still sensitive and fragile. Patience is key, just as keeping it clean is. Even healed piercings can downsize or close within MINUTES no matter how long you’ve had the piercing. This will vary from person to person. What to Avoid: Any other cleaning solutions (Bactine®, Betadine®, Hibiciens®), ointments, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Dial® or harsh soaps should be avoided. Do not over-clean! This can lead to a longer healing time and irritate the piercing. Try your best to avoid undue trauma to the piercing; things such as friction from clothing, excessive movement of the area, playing with the piercing, and vigorous cleaning. By avoiding these things the chances of complications will be lessened. For oral piercings: Avoid “French” kissing, oral sex, smoking, drug use, alcohol, and spicy foods. Avoid submerging the piercing in bodies of water such as lakes, streams, pools, ect. Protect the piercing using a waterproof bandages such as 3M™ Nexcare™ or Tegaderm™. Avoid all beauty and personal care products on or around the piercing including cosmetics, lotions, and sprays, etc. And most of all… DO NOT TRY TO REPLACE THE JEWELRY YOURSELF!!! ? Citation for Piercing Aftercare Content provided by the Association of Professional Piercers: Body Aftercare. (2009, March 27). Retrieved February 2, 2015, from http://www.safepiercing.org/piercing/body-aftercare/#!/~/product/id=23786192 ? Tatt2Away POST-Treatment Instructions ? Aftercare of the skin is of vital importance and must be followed rigidly to ensure the pigments are properly expelled and the area heals properly. It will take some time for the skin to fully regain its normal pigment and to properly accept a tan. In the meantime you will have to look after your skin sensibly and follow the advice given by your therapist. ? Your provider may provide you with an aftercare ointment. Apply a small amount of balm twice daily or as instructed by your provider. Once all scabs have fallen off you may use a lotion in addition to the balm until the skin returns to its pre-treatment condition. ? Expect the area to feel sore and look red for the first few days. The treated area will form small scabs, which will drop off after 3-20 days. ? AVOID restrictive or tight clothing over the treated area DO NOT soak the treated area in a bath, swimming pool or hot tub for 14 days. DO NOT expose the treated area to the full pressure of the water in a shower. AFTER 24 hours, you may gently cleanse the treated area with a mild antibacterial soap that is fragrance free. Rinse with water and lightly pat the area dry taking care not to disturb the scab. ? DO NOT rub or pick at the epithelial crust or scab. Correct formation of the scab is critical to the success of the removal process. The scab should be allowed to flake off on its own. There should be absolutely no scrubbing of the area or use of cleansing creams or chemicals. ? DO NOT expose the treated area to the sun. When the area has healed fully, use a total sun block product to prevent incorrect pigmentation of the treated skin. IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to follow post-treatment instructions may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. As the healing progresses, your skin will return to normal color. Final results cannot be determined until healing is complete. Please make an appointment to follow up in the studio in 4 weeks with your technician. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL
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Tattoo Aftercare Do’s: If a bandage was applied, remove it in 1 hour. Wet the bandage lightly if needed. This will prevent it from pulling at the skin. Wash the tattoo at least twice a day with warm water (NOT HOT WATER) and a fragrance free, clear, antibacterial soap. Rinse thoroughly, and then gently pat dry with a clean towel. On the 2nd day, apply a light coat for dye-free, fragrance-free lotion (i.e. Curel or Lubriderm) 2 times a day or as needed. Do not over apply. Washing your hands before applying lotion is essential for the proper healing of your tattoo. If any signs of infection are present, you should call and consult your physician for an evaluation. Do Not’s: Do not scratch, pick, or irritate the tattoo as it heals. Do not swim or soak your tattoo for two (2) weeks or until the tattoo is fully healed. Do not expose your tattoo to sunlight or tanning beds until it is fully healed. After the tattoo is healed, you should always use sun block over the tattoo to prevent fading ? ? Piercing Aftercare What to Clean With: Packaged sterile saline solution with no additives (read the label), or a non-iodized sea salt mixture: Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz.) of warm distilled or bottled water. A stronger mixture is not better; a saline solution that is too strong can irritate the piercing. Saline Solution should be made new every time. How to Clean Your New Piercing: Handle your piercing with CLEAN hands! Using the Saline Solution, twice a day, soak the piercing for 3-5 minutes using a clean gauze or paper towel that is saturated with the SS. For certain piercings you may soak it by inverting a cup of the warm Saline Solution over the area (suggested for Navels and Surface Anchors). Rinse gently after soaking with warm water. Dry gently with a disposable paper towel. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry. What to Expect: You may have a slight bit of bleeding after, redness, and possibly some swelling. During healing you may have a slight discoloration of the area hear the piercing. Itching and secretion of a yellowish or whitish fluid (not pus) that can form a crust on the jewelry may occur. The tissue may become tight around the jewelry as it continues to heal. After the healing period, the jewelry may move freely in the piercing. Do not play with or force it to move. Keep in mind, even after a piercing is healed, it should become part of your normal daily hygiene routine to clean it. Not cleaning it can result in normal, but smelly secretions from the body. Although a piercing may seem healed, keep in mind the healing process takes time to complete. Tissue heals from the outside in, and even though it feels fine, the interior of the piercing is still sensitive and fragile. Patience is key, just as keeping it clean is. Even healed piercings can downsize or close within MINUTES no matter how long you’ve had the piercing. This will vary from person to person. What to Avoid: Any other cleaning solutions (Bactine®, Betadine®, Hibiciens®), ointments, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Dial® or harsh soaps should be avoided. Do not over-clean! This can lead to a longer healing time and irritate the piercing. Try your best to avoid undue trauma to the piercing; things such as friction from clothing, excessive movement of the area, playing with the piercing, and vigorous cleaning. By avoiding these things the chances of complications will be lessened. For oral piercings: Avoid “French” kissing, oral sex, smoking, drug use, alcohol, and spicy foods. Avoid submerging the piercing in bodies of water such as lakes, streams, pools, ect. Protect the piercing using a waterproof bandages such as 3M™ Nexcare™ or Tegaderm™. Avoid all beauty and personal care products on or around the piercing including cosmetics, lotions, and sprays, etc. And most of all… DO NOT TRY TO REPLACE THE JEWELRY YOURSELF!!! ? Citation for Piercing Aftercare Content provided by the Association of Professional Piercers: Body Aftercare. (2009, March 27). Retrieved February 2, 2015, from http://www.safepiercing.org/piercing/body-aftercare/#!/~/product/id=23786192 ? Tatt2Away POST-Treatment Instructions ? Aftercare of the skin is of vital importance and must be followed rigidly to ensure the pigments are properly expelled and the area heals properly. It will take some time for the skin to fully regain its normal pigment and to properly accept a tan. In the meantime you will have to look after your skin sensibly and follow the advice given by your therapist. ? Your provider may provide you with an aftercare ointment. Apply a small amount of balm twice daily or as instructed by your provider. Once all scabs have fallen off you may use a lotion in addition to the balm until the skin returns to its pre-treatment condition. ? Expect the area to feel sore and look red for the first few days. The treated area will form small scabs, which will drop off after 3-20 days. ? AVOID restrictive or tight clothing over the treated area DO NOT soak the treated area in a bath, swimming pool or hot tub for 14 days. DO NOT expose the treated area to the full pressure of the water in a shower. AFTER 24 hours, you may gently cleanse the treated area with a mild antibacterial soap that is fragrance free. Rinse with water and lightly pat the area dry taking care not to disturb the scab. ? DO NOT rub or pick at the epithelial crust or scab. Correct formation of the scab is critical to the success of the removal process. The scab should be allowed to flake off on its own. There should be absolutely no scrubbing of the area or use of cleansing creams or chemicals. ? DO NOT expose the treated area to the sun. When the area has healed fully, use a total sun block product to prevent incorrect pigmentation of the treated skin. IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to follow post-treatment instructions may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. As the healing progresses, your skin will return to normal color. Final results cannot be determined until healing is complete. Please make an appointment to follow up in the studio in 4 weeks with your technician. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL
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Tattoo Aftercare Do’s: If a bandage was applied, remove it in 1 hour. Wet the bandage lightly if needed. This will prevent it from pulling at the skin. Wash the tattoo at least twice a day with warm water (NOT HOT WATER) and a fragrance free, clear, antibacterial soap. Rinse thoroughly, and then gently pat dry with a clean towel. On the 2nd day, apply a light coat for dye-free, fragrance-free lotion (i.e. Curel or Lubriderm) 2 times a day or as needed. Do not over apply. Washing your hands before applying lotion is essential for the proper healing of your tattoo. If any signs of infection are present, you should call and consult your physician for an evaluation. Do Not’s: Do not scratch, pick, or irritate the tattoo as it heals. Do not swim or soak your tattoo for two (2) weeks or until the tattoo is fully healed. Do not expose your tattoo to sunlight or tanning beds until it is fully healed. After the tattoo is healed, you should always use sun block over the tattoo to prevent fading ? ? Piercing Aftercare What to Clean With: Packaged sterile saline solution with no additives (read the label), or a non-iodized sea salt mixture: Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz.) of warm distilled or bottled water. A stronger mixture is not better; a saline solution that is too strong can irritate the piercing. Saline Solution should be made new every time. How to Clean Your New Piercing: Handle your piercing with CLEAN hands! Using the Saline Solution, twice a day, soak the piercing for 3-5 minutes using a clean gauze or paper towel that is saturated with the SS. For certain piercings you may soak it by inverting a cup of the warm Saline Solution over the area (suggested for Navels and Surface Anchors). Rinse gently after soaking with warm water. Dry gently with a disposable paper towel. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry. What to Expect: You may have a slight bit of bleeding after, redness, and possibly some swelling. During healing you may have a slight discoloration of the area hear the piercing. Itching and secretion of a yellowish or whitish fluid (not pus) that can form a crust on the jewelry may occur. The tissue may become tight around the jewelry as it continues to heal. After the healing period, the jewelry may move freely in the piercing. Do not play with or force it to move. Keep in mind, even after a piercing is healed, it should become part of your normal daily hygiene routine to clean it. Not cleaning it can result in normal, but smelly secretions from the body. Although a piercing may seem healed, keep in mind the healing process takes time to complete. Tissue heals from the outside in, and even though it feels fine, the interior of the piercing is still sensitive and fragile. Patience is key, just as keeping it clean is. Even healed piercings can downsize or close within MINUTES no matter how long you’ve had the piercing. This will vary from person to person. What to Avoid: Any other cleaning solutions (Bactine®, Betadine®, Hibiciens®), ointments, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Dial® or harsh soaps should be avoided. Do not over-clean! This can lead to a longer healing time and irritate the piercing. Try your best to avoid undue trauma to the piercing; things such as friction from clothing, excessive movement of the area, playing with the piercing, and vigorous cleaning. By avoiding these things the chances of complications will be lessened. For oral piercings: Avoid “French” kissing, oral sex, smoking, drug use, alcohol, and spicy foods. Avoid submerging the piercing in bodies of water such as lakes, streams, pools, ect. Protect the piercing using a waterproof bandages such as 3M™ Nexcare™ or Tegaderm™. Avoid all beauty and personal care products on or around the piercing including cosmetics, lotions, and sprays, etc. And most of all… DO NOT TRY TO REPLACE THE JEWELRY YOURSELF!!! ? Citation for Piercing Aftercare Content provided by the Association of Professional Piercers: Body Aftercare. (2009, March 27). Retrieved February 2, 2015, from http://www.safepiercing.org/piercing/body-aftercare/#!/~/product/id=23786192 ? Tatt2Away POST-Treatment Instructions ? Aftercare of the skin is of vital importance and must be followed rigidly to ensure the pigments are properly expelled and the area heals properly. It will take some time for the skin to fully regain its normal pigment and to properly accept a tan. In the meantime you will have to look after your skin sensibly and follow the advice given by your therapist. ? Your provider may provide you with an aftercare ointment. Apply a small amount of balm twice daily or as instructed by your provider. Once all scabs have fallen off you may use a lotion in addition to the balm until the skin returns to its pre-treatment condition. ? Expect the area to feel sore and look red for the first few days. The treated area will form small scabs, which will drop off after 3-20 days. ? AVOID restrictive or tight clothing over the treated area DO NOT soak the treated area in a bath, swimming pool or hot tub for 14 days. DO NOT expose the treated area to the full pressure of the water in a shower. AFTER 24 hours, you may gently cleanse the treated area with a mild antibacterial soap that is fragrance free. Rinse with water and lightly pat the area dry taking care not to disturb the scab. ? DO NOT rub or pick at the epithelial crust or scab. Correct formation of the scab is critical to the success of the removal process. The scab should be allowed to flake off on its own. There should be absolutely no scrubbing of the area or use of cleansing creams or chemicals. ? DO NOT expose the treated area to the sun. When the area has healed fully, use a total sun block product to prevent incorrect pigmentation of the treated skin. IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to follow post-treatment instructions may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. As the healing progresses, your skin will return to normal color. Final results cannot be determined until healing is complete. Please make an appointment to follow up in the studio in 4 weeks with your technician. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL
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Tattoo Aftercare Do’s: If a bandage was applied, remove it in 1 hour. Wet the bandage lightly if needed. This will prevent it from pulling at the skin. Wash the tattoo at least twice a day with warm water (NOT HOT WATER) and a fragrance free, clear, antibacterial soap. Rinse thoroughly, and then gently pat dry with a clean towel. On the 2nd day, apply a light coat for dye-free, fragrance-free lotion (i.e. Curel or Lubriderm) 2 times a day or as needed. Do not over apply. Washing your hands before applying lotion is essential for the proper healing of your tattoo. If any signs of infection are present, you should call and consult your physician for an evaluation. Do Not’s: Do not scratch, pick, or irritate the tattoo as it heals. Do not swim or soak your tattoo for two (2) weeks or until the tattoo is fully healed. Do not expose your tattoo to sunlight or tanning beds until it is fully healed. After the tattoo is healed, you should always use sun block over the tattoo to prevent fading ? ? Piercing Aftercare What to Clean With: Packaged sterile saline solution with no additives (read the label), or a non-iodized sea salt mixture: Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz.) of warm distilled or bottled water. A stronger mixture is not better; a saline solution that is too strong can irritate the piercing. Saline Solution should be made new every time. How to Clean Your New Piercing: Handle your piercing with CLEAN hands! Using the Saline Solution, twice a day, soak the piercing for 3-5 minutes using a clean gauze or paper towel that is saturated with the SS. For certain piercings you may soak it by inverting a cup of the warm Saline Solution over the area (suggested for Navels and Surface Anchors). Rinse gently after soaking with warm water. Dry gently with a disposable paper towel. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry. What to Expect: You may have a slight bit of bleeding after, redness, and possibly some swelling. During healing you may have a slight discoloration of the area hear the piercing. Itching and secretion of a yellowish or whitish fluid (not pus) that can form a crust on the jewelry may occur. The tissue may become tight around the jewelry as it continues to heal. After the healing period, the jewelry may move freely in the piercing. Do not play with or force it to move. Keep in mind, even after a piercing is healed, it should become part of your normal daily hygiene routine to clean it. Not cleaning it can result in normal, but smelly secretions from the body. Although a piercing may seem healed, keep in mind the healing process takes time to complete. Tissue heals from the outside in, and even though it feels fine, the interior of the piercing is still sensitive and fragile. Patience is key, just as keeping it clean is. Even healed piercings can downsize or close within MINUTES no matter how long you’ve had the piercing. This will vary from person to person. What to Avoid: Any other cleaning solutions (Bactine®, Betadine®, Hibiciens®), ointments, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Dial® or harsh soaps should be avoided. Do not over-clean! This can lead to a longer healing time and irritate the piercing. Try your best to avoid undue trauma to the piercing; things such as friction from clothing, excessive movement of the area, playing with the piercing, and vigorous cleaning. By avoiding these things the chances of complications will be lessened. For oral piercings: Avoid “French” kissing, oral sex, smoking, drug use, alcohol, and spicy foods. Avoid submerging the piercing in bodies of water such as lakes, streams, pools, ect. Protect the piercing using a waterproof bandages such as 3M™ Nexcare™ or Tegaderm™. Avoid all beauty and personal care products on or around the piercing including cosmetics, lotions, and sprays, etc. And most of all… DO NOT TRY TO REPLACE THE JEWELRY YOURSELF!!! ? Citation for Piercing Aftercare Content provided by the Association of Professional Piercers: Body Aftercare. (2009, March 27). Retrieved February 2, 2015, from http://www.safepiercing.org/piercing/body-aftercare/#!/~/product/id=23786192 ? Tatt2Away POST-Treatment Instructions ? Aftercare of the skin is of vital importance and must be followed rigidly to ensure the pigments are properly expelled and the area heals properly. It will take some time for the skin to fully regain its normal pigment and to properly accept a tan. In the meantime you will have to look after your skin sensibly and follow the advice given by your therapist. ? Your provider may provide you with an aftercare ointment. Apply a small amount of balm twice daily or as instructed by your provider. Once all scabs have fallen off you may use a lotion in addition to the balm until the skin returns to its pre-treatment condition. ? Expect the area to feel sore and look red for the first few days. The treated area will form small scabs, which will drop off after 3-20 days. ? AVOID restrictive or tight clothing over the treated area DO NOT soak the treated area in a bath, swimming pool or hot tub for 14 days. DO NOT expose the treated area to the full pressure of the water in a shower. AFTER 24 hours, you may gently cleanse the treated area with a mild antibacterial soap that is fragrance free. Rinse with water and lightly pat the area dry taking care not to disturb the scab. ? DO NOT rub or pick at the epithelial crust or scab. Correct formation of the scab is critical to the success of the removal process. The scab should be allowed to flake off on its own. There should be absolutely no scrubbing of the area or use of cleansing creams or chemicals. ? DO NOT expose the treated area to the sun. When the area has healed fully, use a total sun block product to prevent incorrect pigmentation of the treated skin. IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to follow post-treatment instructions may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. As the healing progresses, your skin will return to normal color. Final results cannot be determined until healing is complete. Please make an appointment to follow up in the studio in 4 weeks with your technician. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL
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Tattoo Aftercare Do’s: If a bandage was applied, remove it in 1 hour. Wet the bandage lightly if needed. This will prevent it from pulling at the skin. Wash the tattoo at least twice a day with warm water (NOT HOT WATER) and a fragrance free, clear, antibacterial soap. Rinse thoroughly, and then gently pat dry with a clean towel. On the 2nd day, apply a light coat for dye-free, fragrance-free lotion (i.e. Curel or Lubriderm) 2 times a day or as needed. Do not over apply. Washing your hands before applying lotion is essential for the proper healing of your tattoo. If any signs of infection are present, you should call and consult your physician for an evaluation. Do Not’s: Do not scratch, pick, or irritate the tattoo as it heals. Do not swim or soak your tattoo for two (2) weeks or until the tattoo is fully healed. Do not expose your tattoo to sunlight or tanning beds until it is fully healed. After the tattoo is healed, you should always use sun block over the tattoo to prevent fading ? ? Piercing Aftercare What to Clean With: Packaged sterile saline solution with no additives (read the label), or a non-iodized sea salt mixture: Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz.) of warm distilled or bottled water. A stronger mixture is not better; a saline solution that is too strong can irritate the piercing. Saline Solution should be made new every time. How to Clean Your New Piercing: Handle your piercing with CLEAN hands! Using the Saline Solution, twice a day, soak the piercing for 3-5 minutes using a clean gauze or paper towel that is saturated with the SS. For certain piercings you may soak it by inverting a cup of the warm Saline Solution over the area (suggested for Navels and Surface Anchors). Rinse gently after soaking with warm water. Dry gently with a disposable paper towel. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry. What to Expect: You may have a slight bit of bleeding after, redness, and possibly some swelling. During healing you may have a slight discoloration of the area hear the piercing. Itching and secretion of a yellowish or whitish fluid (not pus) that can form a crust on the jewelry may occur. The tissue may become tight around the jewelry as it continues to heal. After the healing period, the jewelry may move freely in the piercing. Do not play with or force it to move. Keep in mind, even after a piercing is healed, it should become part of your normal daily hygiene routine to clean it. Not cleaning it can result in normal, but smelly secretions from the body. Although a piercing may seem healed, keep in mind the healing process takes time to complete. Tissue heals from the outside in, and even though it feels fine, the interior of the piercing is still sensitive and fragile. Patience is key, just as keeping it clean is. Even healed piercings can downsize or close within MINUTES no matter how long you’ve had the piercing. This will vary from person to person. What to Avoid: Any other cleaning solutions (Bactine®, Betadine®, Hibiciens®), ointments, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Dial® or harsh soaps should be avoided. Do not over-clean! This can lead to a longer healing time and irritate the piercing. Try your best to avoid undue trauma to the piercing; things such as friction from clothing, excessive movement of the area, playing with the piercing, and vigorous cleaning. By avoiding these things the chances of complications will be lessened. For oral piercings: Avoid “French” kissing, oral sex, smoking, drug use, alcohol, and spicy foods. Avoid submerging the piercing in bodies of water such as lakes, streams, pools, ect. Protect the piercing using a waterproof bandages such as 3M™ Nexcare™ or Tegaderm™. Avoid all beauty and personal care products on or around the piercing including cosmetics, lotions, and sprays, etc. And most of all… DO NOT TRY TO REPLACE THE JEWELRY YOURSELF!!! ? Citation for Piercing Aftercare Content provided by the Association of Professional Piercers: Body Aftercare. (2009, March 27). Retrieved February 2, 2015, from http://www.safepiercing.org/piercing/body-aftercare/#!/~/product/id=23786192 ? Tatt2Away POST-Treatment Instructions ? Aftercare of the skin is of vital importance and must be followed rigidly to ensure the pigments are properly expelled and the area heals properly. It will take some time for the skin to fully regain its normal pigment and to properly accept a tan. In the meantime you will have to look after your skin sensibly and follow the advice given by your therapist. ? Your provider may provide you with an aftercare ointment. Apply a small amount of balm twice daily or as instructed by your provider. Once all scabs have fallen off you may use a lotion in addition to the balm until the skin returns to its pre-treatment condition. ? Expect the area to feel sore and look red for the first few days. The treated area will form small scabs, which will drop off after 3-20 days. ? AVOID restrictive or tight clothing over the treated area DO NOT soak the treated area in a bath, swimming pool or hot tub for 14 days. DO NOT expose the treated area to the full pressure of the water in a shower. AFTER 24 hours, you may gently cleanse the treated area with a mild antibacterial soap that is fragrance free. Rinse with water and lightly pat the area dry taking care not to disturb the scab. ? DO NOT rub or pick at the epithelial crust or scab. Correct formation of the scab is critical to the success of the removal process. The scab should be allowed to flake off on its own. There should be absolutely no scrubbing of the area or use of cleansing creams or chemicals. ? DO NOT expose the treated area to the sun. When the area has healed fully, use a total sun block product to prevent incorrect pigmentation of the treated skin. IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to follow post-treatment instructions may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. As the healing progresses, your skin will return to normal color. Final results cannot be determined until healing is complete. Please make an appointment to follow up in the studio in 4 weeks with your technician. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL
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Tattoo Aftercare Do’s: If a bandage was applied, remove it in 1 hour. Wet the bandage lightly if needed. This will prevent it from pulling at the skin. Wash the tattoo at least twice a day with warm water (NOT HOT WATER) and a fragrance free, clear, antibacterial soap. Rinse thoroughly, and then gently pat dry with a clean towel. On the 2nd day, apply a light coat for dye-free, fragrance-free lotion (i.e. Curel or Lubriderm) 2 times a day or as needed. Do not over apply. Washing your hands before applying lotion is essential for the proper healing of your tattoo. If any signs of infection are present, you should call and consult your physician for an evaluation. Do Not’s: Do not scratch, pick, or irritate the tattoo as it heals. Do not swim or soak your tattoo for two (2) weeks or until the tattoo is fully healed. Do not expose your tattoo to sunlight or tanning beds until it is fully healed. After the tattoo is healed, you should always use sun block over the tattoo to prevent fading ? ? Piercing Aftercare What to Clean With: Packaged sterile saline solution with no additives (read the label), or a non-iodized sea salt mixture: Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz.) of warm distilled or bottled water. A stronger mixture is not better; a saline solution that is too strong can irritate the piercing. Saline Solution should be made new every time. How to Clean Your New Piercing: Handle your piercing with CLEAN hands! Using the Saline Solution, twice a day, soak the piercing for 3-5 minutes using a clean gauze or paper towel that is saturated with the SS. For certain piercings you may soak it by inverting a cup of the warm Saline Solution over the area (suggested for Navels and Surface Anchors). Rinse gently after soaking with warm water. Dry gently with a disposable paper towel. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry. What to Expect: You may have a slight bit of bleeding after, redness, and possibly some swelling. During healing you may have a slight discoloration of the area hear the piercing. Itching and secretion of a yellowish or whitish fluid (not pus) that can form a crust on the jewelry may occur. The tissue may become tight around the jewelry as it continues to heal. After the healing period, the jewelry may move freely in the piercing. Do not play with or force it to move. Keep in mind, even after a piercing is healed, it should become part of your normal daily hygiene routine to clean it. Not cleaning it can result in normal, but smelly secretions from the body. Although a piercing may seem healed, keep in mind the healing process takes time to complete. Tissue heals from the outside in, and even though it feels fine, the interior of the piercing is still sensitive and fragile. Patience is key, just as keeping it clean is. Even healed piercings can downsize or close within MINUTES no matter how long you’ve had the piercing. This will vary from person to person. What to Avoid: Any other cleaning solutions (Bactine®, Betadine®, Hibiciens®), ointments, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Dial® or harsh soaps should be avoided. Do not over-clean! This can lead to a longer healing time and irritate the piercing. Try your best to avoid undue trauma to the piercing; things such as friction from clothing, excessive movement of the area, playing with the piercing, and vigorous cleaning. By avoiding these things the chances of complications will be lessened. For oral piercings: Avoid “French” kissing, oral sex, smoking, drug use, alcohol, and spicy foods. Avoid submerging the piercing in bodies of water such as lakes, streams, pools, ect. Protect the piercing using a waterproof bandages such as 3M™ Nexcare™ or Tegaderm™. Avoid all beauty and personal care products on or around the piercing including cosmetics, lotions, and sprays, etc. And most of all… DO NOT TRY TO REPLACE THE JEWELRY YOURSELF!!! ? Citation for Piercing Aftercare Content provided by the Association of Professional Piercers: Body Aftercare. (2009, March 27). Retrieved February 2, 2015, from http://www.safepiercing.org/piercing/body-aftercare/#!/~/product/id=23786192 ? Tatt2Away POST-Treatment Instructions ? Aftercare of the skin is of vital importance and must be followed rigidly to ensure the pigments are properly expelled and the area heals properly. It will take some time for the skin to fully regain its normal pigment and to properly accept a tan. In the meantime you will have to look after your skin sensibly and follow the advice given by your therapist. ? Your provider may provide you with an aftercare ointment. Apply a small amount of balm twice daily or as instructed by your provider. Once all scabs have fallen off you may use a lotion in addition to the balm until the skin returns to its pre-treatment condition. ? Expect the area to feel sore and look red for the first few days. The treated area will form small scabs, which will drop off after 3-20 days. ? AVOID restrictive or tight clothing over the treated area DO NOT soak the treated area in a bath, swimming pool or hot tub for 14 days. DO NOT expose the treated area to the full pressure of the water in a shower. AFTER 24 hours, you may gently cleanse the treated area with a mild antibacterial soap that is fragrance free. Rinse with water and lightly pat the area dry taking care not to disturb the scab. ? DO NOT rub or pick at the epithelial crust or scab. Correct formation of the scab is critical to the success of the removal process. The scab should be allowed to flake off on its own. There should be absolutely no scrubbing of the area or use of cleansing creams or chemicals. ? DO NOT expose the treated area to the sun. When the area has healed fully, use a total sun block product to prevent incorrect pigmentation of the treated skin. IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to follow post-treatment instructions may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. As the healing progresses, your skin will return to normal color. Final results cannot be determined until healing is complete. Please make an appointment to follow up in the studio in 4 weeks with your technician. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL
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Tattoo Aftercare Do’s: If a bandage was applied, remove it in 1 hour. Wet the bandage lightly if needed. This will prevent it from pulling at the skin. Wash the tattoo at least twice a day with warm water (NOT HOT WATER) and a fragrance free, clear, antibacterial soap. Rinse thoroughly, and then gently pat dry with a clean towel. On the 2nd day, apply a light coat for dye-free, fragrance-free lotion (i.e. Curel or Lubriderm) 2 times a day or as needed. Do not over apply. Washing your hands before applying lotion is essential for the proper healing of your tattoo. If any signs of infection are present, you should call and consult your physician for an evaluation. Do Not’s: Do not scratch, pick, or irritate the tattoo as it heals. Do not swim or soak your tattoo for two (2) weeks or until the tattoo is fully healed. Do not expose your tattoo to sunlight or tanning beds until it is fully healed. After the tattoo is healed, you should always use sun block over the tattoo to prevent fading ? ? Piercing Aftercare What to Clean With: Packaged sterile saline solution with no additives (read the label), or a non-iodized sea salt mixture: Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz.) of warm distilled or bottled water. A stronger mixture is not better; a saline solution that is too strong can irritate the piercing. Saline Solution should be made new every time. How to Clean Your New Piercing: Handle your piercing with CLEAN hands! Using the Saline Solution, twice a day, soak the piercing for 3-5 minutes using a clean gauze or paper towel that is saturated with the SS. For certain piercings you may soak it by inverting a cup of the warm Saline Solution over the area (suggested for Navels and Surface Anchors). Rinse gently after soaking with warm water. Dry gently with a disposable paper towel. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry. What to Expect: You may have a slight bit of bleeding after, redness, and possibly some swelling. During healing you may have a slight discoloration of the area hear the piercing. Itching and secretion of a yellowish or whitish fluid (not pus) that can form a crust on the jewelry may occur. The tissue may become tight around the jewelry as it continues to heal. After the healing period, the jewelry may move freely in the piercing. Do not play with or force it to move. Keep in mind, even after a piercing is healed, it should become part of your normal daily hygiene routine to clean it. Not cleaning it can result in normal, but smelly secretions from the body. Although a piercing may seem healed, keep in mind the healing process takes time to complete. Tissue heals from the outside in, and even though it feels fine, the interior of the piercing is still sensitive and fragile. Patience is key, just as keeping it clean is. Even healed piercings can downsize or close within MINUTES no matter how long you’ve had the piercing. This will vary from person to person. What to Avoid: Any other cleaning solutions (Bactine®, Betadine®, Hibiciens®), ointments, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Dial® or harsh soaps should be avoided. Do not over-clean! This can lead to a longer healing time and irritate the piercing. Try your best to avoid undue trauma to the piercing; things such as friction from clothing, excessive movement of the area, playing with the piercing, and vigorous cleaning. By avoiding these things the chances of complications will be lessened. For oral piercings: Avoid “French” kissing, oral sex, smoking, drug use, alcohol, and spicy foods. Avoid submerging the piercing in bodies of water such as lakes, streams, pools, ect. Protect the piercing using a waterproof bandages such as 3M™ Nexcare™ or Tegaderm™. Avoid all beauty and personal care products on or around the piercing including cosmetics, lotions, and sprays, etc. And most of all… DO NOT TRY TO REPLACE THE JEWELRY YOURSELF!!! ? Citation for Piercing Aftercare Content provided by the Association of Professional Piercers: Body Aftercare. (2009, March 27). Retrieved February 2, 2015, from http://www.safepiercing.org/piercing/body-aftercare/#!/~/product/id=23786192 ? Tatt2Away POST-Treatment Instructions ? Aftercare of the skin is of vital importance and must be followed rigidly to ensure the pigments are properly expelled and the area heals properly. It will take some time for the skin to fully regain its normal pigment and to properly accept a tan. In the meantime you will have to look after your skin sensibly and follow the advice given by your therapist. ? Your provider may provide you with an aftercare ointment. Apply a small amount of balm twice daily or as instructed by your provider. Once all scabs have fallen off you may use a lotion in addition to the balm until the skin returns to its pre-treatment condition. ? Expect the area to feel sore and look red for the first few days. The treated area will form small scabs, which will drop off after 3-20 days. ? AVOID restrictive or tight clothing over the treated area DO NOT soak the treated area in a bath, swimming pool or hot tub for 14 days. DO NOT expose the treated area to the full pressure of the water in a shower. AFTER 24 hours, you may gently cleanse the treated area with a mild antibacterial soap that is fragrance free. Rinse with water and lightly pat the area dry taking care not to disturb the scab. ? DO NOT rub or pick at the epithelial crust or scab. Correct formation of the scab is critical to the success of the removal process. The scab should be allowed to flake off on its own. There should be absolutely no scrubbing of the area or use of cleansing creams or chemicals. ? DO NOT expose the treated area to the sun. When the area has healed fully, use a total sun block product to prevent incorrect pigmentation of the treated skin. IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to follow post-treatment instructions may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. As the healing progresses, your skin will return to normal color. Final results cannot be determined until healing is complete. Please make an appointment to follow up in the studio in 4 weeks with your technician. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL
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Tattoo Aftercare Do’s: If a bandage was applied, remove it in 1 hour. Wet the bandage lightly if needed. This will prevent it from pulling at the skin. Wash the tattoo at least twice a day with warm water (NOT HOT WATER) and a fragrance free, clear, antibacterial soap. Rinse thoroughly, and then gently pat dry with a clean towel. On the 2nd day, apply a light coat for dye-free, fragrance-free lotion (i.e. Curel or Lubriderm) 2 times a day or as needed. Do not over apply. Washing your hands before applying lotion is essential for the proper healing of your tattoo. If any signs of infection are present, you should call and consult your physician for an evaluation. Do Not’s: Do not scratch, pick, or irritate the tattoo as it heals. Do not swim or soak your tattoo for two (2) weeks or until the tattoo is fully healed. Do not expose your tattoo to sunlight or tanning beds until it is fully healed. After the tattoo is healed, you should always use sun block over the tattoo to prevent fading ? ? Piercing Aftercare What to Clean With: Packaged sterile saline solution with no additives (read the label), or a non-iodized sea salt mixture: Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz.) of warm distilled or bottled water. A stronger mixture is not better; a saline solution that is too strong can irritate the piercing. Saline Solution should be made new every time. How to Clean Your New Piercing: Handle your piercing with CLEAN hands! Using the Saline Solution, twice a day, soak the piercing for 3-5 minutes using a clean gauze or paper towel that is saturated with the SS. For certain piercings you may soak it by inverting a cup of the warm Saline Solution over the area (suggested for Navels and Surface Anchors). Rinse gently after soaking with warm water. Dry gently with a disposable paper towel. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry. What to Expect: You may have a slight bit of bleeding after, redness, and possibly some swelling. During healing you may have a slight discoloration of the area hear the piercing. Itching and secretion of a yellowish or whitish fluid (not pus) that can form a crust on the jewelry may occur. The tissue may become tight around the jewelry as it continues to heal. After the healing period, the jewelry may move freely in the piercing. Do not play with or force it to move. Keep in mind, even after a piercing is healed, it should become part of your normal daily hygiene routine to clean it. Not cleaning it can result in normal, but smelly secretions from the body. Although a piercing may seem healed, keep in mind the healing process takes time to complete. Tissue heals from the outside in, and even though it feels fine, the interior of the piercing is still sensitive and fragile. Patience is key, just as keeping it clean is. Even healed piercings can downsize or close within MINUTES no matter how long you’ve had the piercing. This will vary from person to person. What to Avoid: Any other cleaning solutions (Bactine®, Betadine®, Hibiciens®), ointments, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Dial® or harsh soaps should be avoided. Do not over-clean! This can lead to a longer healing time and irritate the piercing. Try your best to avoid undue trauma to the piercing; things such as friction from clothing, excessive movement of the area, playing with the piercing, and vigorous cleaning. By avoiding these things the chances of complications will be lessened. For oral piercings: Avoid “French” kissing, oral sex, smoking, drug use, alcohol, and spicy foods. Avoid submerging the piercing in bodies of water such as lakes, streams, pools, ect. Protect the piercing using a waterproof bandages such as 3M™ Nexcare™ or Tegaderm™. Avoid all beauty and personal care products on or around the piercing including cosmetics, lotions, and sprays, etc. And most of all… DO NOT TRY TO REPLACE THE JEWELRY YOURSELF!!! ? Citation for Piercing Aftercare Content provided by the Association of Professional Piercers: Body Aftercare. (2009, March 27). Retrieved February 2, 2015, from http://www.safepiercing.org/piercing/body-aftercare/#!/~/product/id=23786192 ? Tatt2Away POST-Treatment Instructions ? Aftercare of the skin is of vital importance and must be followed rigidly to ensure the pigments are properly expelled and the area heals properly. It will take some time for the skin to fully regain its normal pigment and to properly accept a tan. In the meantime you will have to look after your skin sensibly and follow the advice given by your therapist. ? Your provider may provide you with an aftercare ointment. Apply a small amount of balm twice daily or as instructed by your provider. Once all scabs have fallen off you may use a lotion in addition to the balm until the skin returns to its pre-treatment condition. ? Expect the area to feel sore and look red for the first few days. The treated area will form small scabs, which will drop off after 3-20 days. ? AVOID restrictive or tight clothing over the treated area DO NOT soak the treated area in a bath, swimming pool or hot tub for 14 days. DO NOT expose the treated area to the full pressure of the water in a shower. AFTER 24 hours, you may gently cleanse the treated area with a mild antibacterial soap that is fragrance free. Rinse with water and lightly pat the area dry taking care not to disturb the scab. ? DO NOT rub or pick at the epithelial crust or scab. Correct formation of the scab is critical to the success of the removal process. The scab should be allowed to flake off on its own. There should be absolutely no scrubbing of the area or use of cleansing creams or chemicals. ? DO NOT expose the treated area to the sun. When the area has healed fully, use a total sun block product to prevent incorrect pigmentation of the treated skin. IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to follow post-treatment instructions may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. As the healing progresses, your skin will return to normal color. Final results cannot be determined until healing is complete. Please make an appointment to follow up in the studio in 4 weeks with your technician. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL
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