​The #1 Aftercare of Tattoo and Piercing Professionals Worldwide

6620 S. Broadway, Centennial, CO 80121    303-284-8083

Tattoos:

  • Always wash your hands thoroughly with antibacterial soap before caring for your new tattoo.
  • If wrapped, leave the bandage covering your tattoo on for 1-2 hours to prevent bacteria from entering and to allow any blood to clot.
  • Wash your tattoo with warm water and a mild antibacterial UNSCENTED soap. Pat dry your tattoo with a clean paper towel. DO NOT use a bathroom towel as they often carry bacteria. Allow to air dry more thoroughly for 10-15 minutes.
  • Next, apply a small amount of either H2Ocean All Natural Tattoo Aftercare cream or ointment, or a mild UNSCENTED hand lotion 2-4 times a day during the healing process.
  • On average, between 7-10 days into the healing process of your tattoo, it will begin to scab and peel. DO NOT pick or scratch at your new tattoo. Let it peel naturally, like a sunburn.
  • Be aware that a tattoo is a permanent body modification.
  • If serious infection occurs (extreme redness and irritation, over swelling of area, colored discharge, or increasing pain) please contact your artist and physician immediately.
  • If you have any questions or concerns during or after the healing process, please do not hesitate to speak with your artist.

A Few Don'ts:

  • DON'T soak your tattoo in water for the first 2 weeks. NO baths, pools, hot tubs, lakes, etc.

  • DON'T tan (spray or bed) or lay in direct sunlight for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks has passed, apply sunscreen over the tattoo while in the sun or tanning.
  • DON'T pick or scratch at your healing tattoo, as this may lead to improper scabbing, which may damage the tattoo or result in scarring.
  • DON'T apply alcohol, peroxide, vaseline, lanolin, mineral oil, or antibacterial cream to your tattoo.
  • DON'T shave or wax the tattooed area until the tattoo is fully healed.

Aftercare

Piercings:

  • We recommend using H2Ocean's Piercing Aftercare Sea Salt Spray for all new body piercings. Use 2-3 times a day, by spraying directly on the area or spraying on a Q-tip and cleaning around the piercing.
  • ​DO NOT clean more than 3 times per day. Cleaning too often is actually worse than not cleaning enough.
  • DO NOT touch the body piercing or rotate jewelry during the healing period.
  • DO NOT take it out. Body piercings may take many months to completely heal. Changing or removing jewelry should be avoided during this time.
  • DO NOT let the body piercing come in contact with another persons bodily fluids.
  • Never use alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or hand soap to clean your body piercings, because they may damage healthy cells and cause scar tissue.
  • Products that contain petroleum are not recommended as it may collect and promote the growth of bacteria.
  • ​Avoid hot tubs, pools, lakes, etc. until the piercing is completely healed.
  • Reduce the intake of alcohol, caffeine, and aspirin during the healing process.
  • Avoid alcohol, smoking, chewing tobacco, and spicy foods with a new oral piercing.
  • Avoid direct sunlight, tanning beds, oils, and lotions.
  • Tight fitting clothes may irritate a new piercing.
  • Practicing good hygiene helps during the healing period.
  • While using H2Ocean's Piercing Aftercare Spray, do not use any other aftercare products.