4 Aces Tattoo & Body Piercing.
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PIERCING AFTERCARE

NEW PIERCINGS ARE OPEN WOUNDS AND IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO KEEP THEM CLEAN TO AVOID POTENTIAL INFECTION RISKS


DO NOT TOUCH THE NEW PIERCING AREA WITH UNWASHED HANDS


DO NOT LET ANYONE ELSE TOUCH YOUR NEW PIERCING OR JEWELRY FOR ANY REASON


AVOID ANY CONTACT WITH CHLORINATED WATER


AVOID PONDS, LAKES, BEACHES, POOLS, OR HOT TUBS


AVOID SLEEPING ON THE LOCATION OF THE PIERCING


AVOID ROUGH HOUSING OR OTHER ACTIVITIES WHICH WILL POTENTIALLY BUMP, RUB, OR OTHERWISE IRRITATE THE PIERCING SITE


AVOID PUTTING ANYTHING ON THE PIERCING SITE, SUCH AS MAKE UP, LOTION, OR FRAGRANCE


YOU CAN SHOWER AS YOU NORMALLY WOULD, BUT AVOID SCENTED BODY WASH ON THE PIERCING AREA OR SCRUBBING THE PIERCING AT ALL
WHEN WASHING THE PIERCING, DO NOT REMOVE THE JEWELRY. USE A LIQUID, UNSCENTED, ANTIBACTERIAL OR ANTIMICROBIAL SOAP 2-3 TIMES A DAY


SPEED UP THE PROCESS WITH H2OCEAN SPRAY, LEAVE ON FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES, THEN RINSE AWAY THE RESIDUE


WASH YOUR PIERCING AFTER ANY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INCLUDING EXERCISE


DO NOT LET THE PIERCING AREA DIRECTLY TOUCH GYM EQUIPMENT OF ANY KIND INCLUDING HOME GYM EQUIPMENT OR YOGA MATS


AVOID DIRT, OIL, GREASE, OR OTHER IRRITANTS ON THE PIERCING AREA


FOR ORAL PIERCINGS, GET A NEW TOOTHBRUSH AND RINSE WITH NON-ALCOHOLIC ANTIMICROBIAL MOUTHWASH 4-5 TIMES A DAY OR ANY TIME YOU PUT ANYTHING IN YOUR MOUTH INCLUDING CIGARETTES, FOOD, SODA, OR ANY OTHER BEVERAGE THAN WATER


AS A NORMAL PART OF ANY PIERCING, DURING THE HEALING PROCESS, A WHITE TO YELLOW DISCHARGE WILL RELEASE FROM THE PIERCING HOLE


A CRUST WILL FORM THAT MUST BE WASHED AWAY DAILY


AVOID NEOSPORIN, TRIPLE ANTIBIOTIC OINTMENT, RUBBING ALCOHOL, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, BACTINE, OR HOME REMEDIES


AVOID TIGHT FITTING CLOTHING, WOOL, OR LACE ON THE PIERCING AREA


SOME PIERCINGS TAKE AN INCREDIBLY LONG TIME TO HEAL. YOU SHOULD CONSULT WITH YOUR PIERCER TO GET AN ESTIMATE ON HOW LONG YOUR SPECIFIC PIERCING MIGHT TAKE TO HEAL


YOU SHOULD WAIT AT LEAST THREE WEEKS TO COME IN AND GET YOUR JEWELRY CHANGED


BODY PIERCINGS, BECAUSE OF THEIR VERY NATURE, CAN BE PRONE TO BACTERIAL INFECTIONS OR  REJECTION


EVEN SOME TIME AFTER THE INITIAL PIERCING HAS TAKEN PLACE, SO KEEPING CLEANLINESS IN MIND THROUGHOUT THE LIFE OF THE PIERCING IS VERY IMPORTANT

 

WE OFFER ONE FREE JEWELRY CHANGE. PIERCING JEWELRY IS A FOREIGN OBJECT IN YOUR BODY WHICH IT WILL NATURALLY TRY TO PUSH OUT. SOMETIMES THIS IS THE WAY YOUR BODY NATURALLY HEALS THE PIERCING AND NOT THE WAY THE PIERCER PERFORMED THE SERVICE. UNDERSTANDING THIS IS IMPORTANT.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS!

DON’T HESITATE TO CONTACT US AT
847-260-5076 OR Tattoo4aces@gmail.com FOR QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE AFTERCARE PROCESS OR TO SCHEDULE YOUR ONE TIME FREE JEWELRY CHANGE.

Some of the
average healing times for body piercings include:

eyebrow piercings: 8 weeks
earlobe piercings: 8 weeks
ear cartilage piercings: up to 1 year
tongue piercings: 4 weeks
navel piercings: 6-8 months
nipple piercings: 6 months or longer
female genital piercings: 6-8 months
male genital piercings: 6-8 months
nostril piercings: 2-4 weeks
septum piercings: 1 month
lip piercings: 2-4 weeks
surface piercings: up to 6 months



SURFACE PIERCINGS because of their very nature are extremely prone to migrate out over time.

These healing times are averages and can quite commonly be as much as two or three times as long. With this in mind, the necessity of cleanliness becomes quite obvious. When changing out body jewelry, the new jewelry, regardless of its origin, should be soaked in 70% isopropyl alcohol for a period of 3 minutes immediately prior to being inserted in the piercing.

For the amount of time listed above please follow the suggested aftercare instructions. The better you take care of your piercing, the better it will heal. Furthermore, don’t listen to your friends when it comes to healing this new addition to your body, listen to the professionals.
Protect your investment.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your piercer at
847-260-5076 or message us at Tattoo4aces@gmail.com with the subject: AFTERCARE. If needed, we do offer free jewelry changes. Chances are, if you loved your piercing when you left the shop, and it happens to get irritated or infected, it’s the way your body is healing the piercing, and not the way the piercer performed the procedure. Body jewelry is a foreign object in your skin. Understanding this is important. We would much rather you come back to us for a consultation with your body piercer to discuss options with your piercing than throw money away somewhere else. Thank you for choosing 4 ACES TATTOO!