NEVER TWIST, TURN, OR PLAY WITH YOUR NEW PIERCING!!!!

HOW YOUR PIERCING HEALS IS UP TO YOU!
 

DO NOT EVER TOUCH YOUR NEW PIERCING

As long as you NEVER touch your piercing while it’s healing, you will have no trouble with bacterial infection. Introducing your piercing to foreign bacteria is what causes infection, i.e.: touching money, doorknobs, and/or other people's hands, and THEN touching your piercing. No piercing gets infected on its own.

 

Items you need to buy (available at Chameleon or your local Pharmacy)
Neilmed piercingaftercare spray or a comparable sterile saline wound wash:

Spray directly onto the piercing and air dry once or twice daily. If your skin becomes dry/ashy and feels itchy and tight, just use solution once a day.


 

NEVER USE: Bacitracin or Neosporin. Petroleum based ointments CLOG the piercing and make it difficult for your body to heal. NEVER USE Rubbing Alcohol, Hydrogen Peroxide, Claire’s ear care solution. These products are too strong and will irritate your skin and piercing.

Some swelling, redness, and tenderness is normal during the healing process. If you ever experience redness in the area surrounding your piercing for 24 hours or more, PLEASE call to make an appointment to come show it to us right away! PLEASE call us

BEFORE searching the internet. We will help you avoid misinformation.

 

You should contact your health care provider if you experience any unexpected redness, excessive tenderness, a rash, greenish discharge, or if you have a fever within 24 hours of the procedure.


The following is an OPTIONAL (less expensive/more effort) alternative to the saline wound wash.
SEA SALT AND WARM WATER SOAKING: Soak your piercing three to five times a week in sea salt and water for 5-15 minutes. Wash your hands, and place 1/8th of a teaspoon of sea salt in a shot glass or any small glass (8oz.), fill with very warm water, stir, lean forward, place the piercing over the glass, press the glass towards the body, lean back and let it soak.


We strongly suggest having a professional piercer change the jewelry for you for the first time. We also suggest emailing us a photo of your piercing at 6 to 8 weeks at harvardtattoo@gmail.com. This allows us to evaluate jewelry length at a key point in the healing.

If you have any questions, please call Chameleon Tattoo at:

617-491-4335

36 JFK St.

Cambridge, MA.