TATTOOS * BODY PIERCING * SURFACE/DERMAL ANCHORS * BRANDING
Do tattoos hurt?
The amount of pain or discomfort varies from person to person. Different parts of the body may be more sensitive than others but it isn't anything terrible. Though it feels different for everybody, it is a tolerable pain and no anesthetic is necssary. Many people say the area being worked on feels fine and almost "numb" within 10-15 minutes after the tattoo begins.
How long do tattoos take to heal?
The amount of time it takes to completely heal varies from person to person. In general, a tattoo will heal in 5-14 days. The level of aftercare the client exercises will also determine how long a tattoo takes to heal.
How long does a piercing take to heal?
Different areas of the body have different healing times. Areas of the body where there is less blood circulation, such as cartilage piercings, may take 6-12 months or longer to completely heal. Other areas of the body may only take 2-3 months weeks to completely heal. Healing time varies from person to person depending on the level of aftercare the client exercises.
What are signs of infection in a tattoo or piercing?
If a tattoo and/or piercing is red, swollen, warm to the touch and secreting a dark yellow or green discharge; there is a good chance the area is infected. Keep in mind that a fresh tattoo and/or piercing will be a bit red and tender the first few days following the procedure.
What should I do if I suspect I have an infection?
Sometimes what you think is an infection is not necessarily infected but possibly just an irritated piercing/tattoo. It is best to come in and talk to an artist who can help determine the problem. It is extremely important to follow the suggested aftercare that your artists suggests. Seek medical attention if you feel you need to.
What should I avoid during the healing time for a tattoo?
Keep your tattoo out of water (hot tubs, pools, lakes, rivers, oceans, etc), avoid direct exposure to the sun (do not put sunscreen/lotion on a fresh tattoo), don't wear tight fitting clothing and avoid scented lotions and/or bodywashes on or around the area.
What should I avoid during the healing time for a piercing?
For oral piercings; it is best to avoid any oral contact with anybody else in any way, cut down on smoking and drinking (alcohol) and stay clear of alcohol based mouthwashes.
For basic piercings; keep make-up away from the area, do not use scented lotions or bodywashes on or near the area, stay out of lakes, rivers, pools, hot tubs, etc, don't let anybody else touch the piercing, make sure your hands are clean if you touch your piercing and avoid tight clothing over the piercing.
For genital piercings; refrain from any sexual activity until the soreness is gone, take it easy when first trying any sexual activity. If something hurts stop doing it or do it differently (listen to your body!), use a protective barrier if you are sexually active, do not let fluids from other people come into contact with new your piercing.
Do I need an ID to get procedure done?
Yes. No exceptions. Please see the "What to Bring For ID" page.
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