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This is aftercare recommendations by REAL INX for your Tattoo or Piercing.


TATTOO Aftercare

SO, you got your Piercing Care Bag! How exciting!  The bags are only for Piercings that are not IN the mouth area!!  Inside is 2 Alcohol Wipes used only for YOUR HANDS, not your PIERCING! Clean your hands first before touching your piercing.  Included are some Paper Towels, Q-Tips and Spray Solution.  You may spray some Solution onto your Paper Towel and/or the Q-Tip to clean your piercing gently.  Let it air dry.  This is a quick bag to take home and discard quickly!  DO NOT REUSE any of the materials.  Throw them away after single use please!  Also you got STICKERS, put ‘em anywhere you want! 

For Those Without a Piercing Care Bag, Read Below!


  1.  If bandaged, carefully remove the bandage after 1.5 to 2 hours from the tattoo procedure.

  2. Do not bandage again, clean gently with mild soap bubbles using hand ONLY and remove ointment, excess color and dry blood.  Rinse carefully

  3. Dry tattoo by blotting or patting dry softly, with a clean dry towel, and let it air dry.

  4. Use only recommended ointment (a mild antibacterial ointment, or generic lotion with no perfumes or glitter).  Use the smallest amount possible and spread it and wipe off the left-over stuff.  Do Not Use Vaseline.

  5. A light protective scab will form in 2 days.  No Scratching or Picking the tattoo, please.  Do Not expose the tattoo to direct sunlight. Healing will be complete in approximately a week to 10 days.

  6. Do Not soak the tattoo, or swim in a pool with it until it is completely healed.

  7. Take good care of it and it will heal chignon with the detail and color.

  8. If you have questions, call the shop 647-4786 or send a message on facebook or on the website   

  9. We advise not to Scratch it, or hurt it in any way.  Your skin is healing so treat it like a baby, and you will get a great healed tattoo!!


PIERCING Aftercare


  2. After you leave from getting the Piercing, wait at least 1/2 hour before cleaning with soap and water.  Use a mild soap and only use the bubbles to clean the piercing from ointment, dirt, and dried blood.

  3. Rinse well and pat it dry gently and let it air dry.

  4. You can use our pre-made solution

  5. Wait until the recommended time before you change your jewelry.

Make sure whatever touches your piercing is clean to avoid infection (pillowcase, hair, clothes, etc.)  Even the air or wind could have stuff in it that could infect your piercing.


    Week 1 - Inflammatory. Swelling, redness and clear fluid are normal. Ice ice baby!
    Week 2-4 - Healing. Yellow 'crusties' form, don't pick 'em! Begin to warm soak.
    Week 5 - Maturation. Redness should be mostly gone. Still clean the piercing.
    Week 6 - Downsizing. Come in because we may need to change the jewelry.

    Use alcohol-free mouth rinse at least 2x a day (or after eating, drinking, smoking for 30 seconds). Oral-B is yummy.
    Follow FACIAL aftercare for lip piercings.
    Ice and cold drinks during healing.
    Swelling is normal for 2 weeks.
    Eat soft foods during initial healing.
    Rinse with cold water after every meal.
    Do NOT play with jewellery at all.
    Downsize jewellery in 4-6 weeks.
    Healing can take up to 3 months.

    Soak 2x a day with warm saline solution (contact lense cleaner is the same thing).
    1/2 fill and flip a shot-glass for navel/nipple, Elsewhere soak with make-up remover pads.
    Alternatively you can also use 4x daily with Real INX Piercing stuff
    Be sure to rinse off excess saline in shower.
    Do not turn/twist jewellery and DON'T pick at your damn crusties.

    Follow TORSO aftercare.
    Bleeding is normal for a week.
    No unprotected sex during healing! ; )
    Sex can resume when comfortable (4-6w)
    Shower before/after sex during healing.
    Jewellery downsize after 6 weeks.
    Piercing can take up to 6 months to comfortably heal and settle in.

    Ice for first 24-48hrs.
    Lasonil anti-bruising cream on red areas. 2x a day for 3 days works well.
    Don't pick crusties or blood.
    Let dry out, don't cover.
    Be very careful not to catch!
    Anchor's heal in 2-3 weeks.
    Don't change the head yourself.

    Follow TORSO aftercare.
    Many surface piercings can take up to 6-8 months to fully heal.
    Be careful not to bump or catch.

    Gold and sterling silver are not good for the first 6 months.
    Sleeping on or bumping your piercing will slow healing and cause lumps.
    Hot chamomile tea bag compress soaks reduce bumps and increases blood flow.
    Oral piercings that are constantly played with will rip and cause white bumpy scar tissue. Saline rinses, Aspro Clear and honey can help to reduce bumps.
    Using alcohol wipes, Dettol, betadine, listerine or any harsh products will harm your piercing. Don't friggin' use em! Call, Message us, or come by with any concerns or questions 575 647 4786

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Real INX is always ready to work with you for any Tattoo and or Piercing idea you want to get!!

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