Healing and Aftercare

Your health and safety are of the utmost importance to us, which is why we are proud to carry the very best in

tattoo and piercing aftercare:

H2Ocean, Hush Gel, Aquaphor, and Saniderm

Tattoo Aftercare

  • Leave the bandage on for approximately 2 hours

  • Wash hands thoroughly before removing the bandage. After removing the bandage, wash the tattoo gently with anti-bacterial soap and water, and pat dry with a clean towel/paper towel

  • After drying, apply a thin layer of Aquaphor or protective ointment

  • Apply a thin layer of Aquaphor/protective ointment to the clean tattoo 2-3 times per day until the tattoo for approximately 1 week

  • Switch to a white, non-scented lotion after about1 week

  • By the 2nd-3rd day, your tattoo may start peeling. DO NOT PICK AT IT. Let the skin heal naturally.

  • Avoid contact with anything that can introduce your healing tattoo to harmful bacteria or unnecessary trauma 

  • Try to:

        -wear loose-fitting clothing

        -clean your bed sheets  towels often

        -wash hands prior to cleaning

  • After your tattoo is healed, use sunblock to protect it from direct sunlight




Piercing Aftercare

  • Avoid touching your piercings unless cleaning it

  • Do not remove jewelry unless absolutely necessary (it will be difficult to get back in)

  • Wash your hands prior to cleaning the piercing

  • Clean your piercing with 2-3 times a day with

  • H2Ocean or antibacterial soap ONLY

  • Listerine for oral piercings

  • Rinse thoroughly after cleaning

  • Do not use: alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or ointments 

  • Wear clean, loose-fitting clothing and change bedding often

  • Showers are safer than baths, do not submerge your new piercing



    *These instructions are generic. Your piercer will give you specific care instructions for your piercing. If you have any questions or concerns during the healing process, please call or email the shop directly

If you have ANY questions or concerns please contact the shop by phone at (302) 276-0904, or by email at malarkeytattoo@gmail.com