H2Ocean Extreme Tattoo Care Kit
**ALWAYS WASH HANDS BEFORE APPLYING**
Blue Green Soap
Apply the Blue Green Soap to your tattoo and briskly wash the tattoo with your fingertips. Allow the soap to dry then rinse thoroughly with warm water. Repeat this 3-4 times a day for the first two days. After two days repeat twice a day until the tattoo is fully healed.
Aquatat Tattoo Ointment
After every wash apply a small amount of Aquatat Tattoo Ointment to your tattoo with your fingertips. Gently apply ointment directly on your tattoo until it is completely absorbed. Repeat this 3-5 times a day only for the first two days. After two days discontinue the use of ointment and begin using Ocean Care Moisturizing Cream.
Ocean Care Moisturizing Cream
Apply a small amount of Ocean Care Moisturizing Cream to your tattoo with your fingertips. Gently apply moisturizing cream directly on your tattoo until completely absorbed. Repeat this 3-5 times a day until fully healed. Use daily for life of your tattoo for best results.
H2OCEAN is our preferred aftercare products for best healing results.
-Things to avoid-
Avoid any direct sunlight to the tattoo for the first 2 weeks of healing. Exposure to sunlight on a healing tattoo can be painful, but more importantly, can affect the healing process.
NO STANDING WATER, this includes but not limited to Pools, Beaches, Lakes, bathtubs ect. Running water from your shower is good but never submerge your tattoo.
Avoid picking or scratching at your tattoo. Failure to properly care for your tattoo can cause a prolonged healing process, infection,
H2OCEAN CLEANING SOLUTIONS
- Bottled H2Ocean Piercing Spray is our preferred method of keeping your piercing clean as it’s a gentle choice for piercing aftercare. Mixing your own sea salt solution is no longer a suggested practice. We strongly encourage you to use Bottled H2Ocean Piercing Spray . Contact lens saline, eye drops, and other saline products should never be used on a body piercing. Mixing your own sea salt solution will commonly result in the product being far too salty and strong, this can over dry the piercing and interfere with healing.
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS FOR BODY PIERCINGS
- WASH your hands thoroughly prior to cleaning or touching your piercing for any reason.
- Use H2Ocean Piercing Spray as needed during healing. For certain placements it may be easier to apply using clean gauze saturated with H2Ocean Piercing Spray . A brief rinse afterward will remove any residue.
- If your piercer suggests using soap, gently lather around the piercing and rinse as needed. Avoid using harsh soaps, or soaps with dyes, fragrances, or triclosan.
- RINSE thoroughly to remove all traces of the soap from the piercing. It is not necessary to rotate the jewelry through the piercing.
- DRY by gently patting with clean, disposable paper products because cloth towels can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry, causing injury.
WHAT IS NORMAL?
- Initially: some bleeding, localized swelling, tenderness, or bruising.
- During healing: some discoloration, itching, secretion of a whitish-yellow fluid (not pus) that will form some crust on the jewelry. The tissue may tighten around the jewelry as it heals.
- Once healed: the jewelry may not move freely in the piercing; do not force it. If you fail to include cleaning your piercing as part of your daily hygiene routine, normal but smelly bodily secretions may accumulate.
- A piercing may seem healed before the healing process is complete. This is because tissue heals from the outside in, and although it feels fine, the interior remains fragile. Be patient and keep cleaning throughout the entire healing period.
- Even healed piercings can shrink or close in minutes after having been there for years! This varies from person to person; if you like your piercing, keep jewelry in—do not leave it empty.
WHAT TO DO
Wash your hands prior to touching the piercing; leave it alone except when cleaning. During healing it is not necessary to rotate your jewelry. Exercise during healing is fine; listen to your body.
Make sure your bedding is washed and changed regularly. Wear clean, comfortable, breathable clothing that protects your piercing while you are sleeping. Showers tend to be safer than taking baths, as bathtubs can harbor bacteria. If you bathe in a tub, clean it well before each use and rinse off your piercing when you get out.
WHAT TO AVOID
Avoid cleaning with alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, antibacterial
soaps, iodine, or any harsh products, as these can damage
cells. Also avoid ointments as they prevent necessary air
Avoid Bactine®, pierced ear care solutions and other
products containing Benzalkonium Chloride (BZK). These
can be irritating and are not intended for long-term wound
Avoid over-cleaning. This can delay your healing and irritate
your piercing. • Avoid undue trauma such as friction from
clothing, excessive motion of the area, playing with the
jewelry, and vigorous cleaning. These activities can cause
the formation of unsightly and uncomfortable scar tissue,
migration, prolonged healing, and other complications.
Avoid all oral contact, rough play, and contact with others’
bodily fluids on or near your piercing during healing.
Avoid stress and recreational drug use, including excessive
caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol.
Avoid submerging the piercing in unhygienic bodies of water
such as lakes, pools, hot tubs, etc. Or, protect your piercing
using a waterproof wound sealant bandage. These are
available at most drugstores and work best for nipple, navel,
and surface piercing placements.
Avoid all beauty and personal care products on or around
the piercing including cosmetics, lotions, and sprays etc.
Don’t hang charms or any object from your jewelry until the
piercing is fully healed. • Sleeping directly on a healing
cartilage piercing can cause irritation, even causing shifts in
the piercing’s angle. Placing a travel pillow, on top of your
pillow, and then placing your ear in the opening can be
helpful to avoid this