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  • Take the bandage off your tattoo within 2 hours. 
  • Wash with lukewarm water with antibacterial soap.
  • Pat with a paper towel, do not rub.
  • Use unscented white lotion during the 2 weeks of healing. Continue if you would like to, it is good for your skin. If you have used Aquaphor and like it, be sure to use a very small amount and spread it all over avoiding over use.

Avoid swimming and submerging your tattoo in a pool, bath, or a hot tub for at least two weeks.


The following instructions describe how to care after mid-body (nipple and navel) piercings.

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your piercing or jewelry.
  • Wash the area surrounding and including the piercing with an antibacterial soap or a liquid antimicrobial skin cleanser.
  • Lather the jewelry and rotate it or move it back and forth through the piercing several times.
  • Rinse the piercing, jewelry and the surrounding area thoroughly under running water. While rinsing, rotate the jewelry several times.
  • Pat the piercing using a disposable tissue or cotton swabs, do not rub with a towel.

Avoid swimming and submerging your piercing in a pool, bath, or a hot tub until it is completely healed. Healing can take from two months to one year.