At Electric Expressions, we understand that tattoo aftercare is essential for optimal healing and long-term vibrancy. While many aspects of aftercare are universal, individual variations may arise due to factors such as skin type, genetics, and healing times. Typically, tattoos heal within two weeks, but it’s crucial to pay attention to your tattoo during this period to ensure the aftercare regimen is effective for you. Please read these instructions carefully before beginning your tattoo aftercare journey.

Bandage Removal:

After your tattoo session, your artist will apply ointment and cover your tattoo with a protective bandage. It’s important to remove the bandage within three hours, allowing your tattoo to breathe and promoting proper healing. Gently wipe away any remaining ointment and bodily fluids with a clean, wet paper towel or during a shower with minimal soap. Always ensure your tattoo is fully dry before reapplying ointment, as trapping moisture under the ointment can damage the tattoo.


Maintain clean hands before touching or cleaning your healing tattoo. You may wash your tattoo with mild soap up to twice a day, as excessive washing can lead to skin dryness and prolonged healing times.


For the first 1-2 days, lightly moisturize your tattoo 1-2 times daily with A+D ointment. After 48 hours, switch to a mild skin moisturizer and moisturize as needed. Avoid scented or chemically laden moisturizers, oils, sunblock, and beauty products until your skin’s natural pH balance is restored.


Before applying any ointment or moisturizer to your healing tattoo, we recommend testing it on non-tattooed skin to avoid adverse reactions. If you experience any negative reactions, discontinue use immediately and consult with us.

Healing Process:

During the healing process, your tattoo may flake, peel, or scab, which is normal. Avoid scratching or picking at your tattoo and wear loose, breathable clothing to prevent irritation. Additionally, refrain from exposing your healing tattoo to unclean environments, including public places and bodies of water.

Long-Term Care:

After your tattoo has fully healed, protect it from sun exposure with SPF 40 or higher sunscreen and keep your skin moisturized for long-term vibrancy. Remember, what’s good for your skin is good for your tattoo’s longevity. At Electric Expressions, we’re committed to providing you with the highest standard of care for your tattoo journey.

Have Questions:

Contact us if you have any questions about caring for your tattoo. Better you take care of your tattoo, the better it will look over time.


At Electric Expressions, we prioritize your piercing aftercare to ensure optimal healing and long-term health. While many aspects of aftercare are standard, individual variations may occur due to factors such as skin type and piercing location. Please review these instructions carefully to guide you through your piercing aftercare journey.

Basic Piercing Aftercare:

Always wash your hands before touching or cleaning your piercing. Clean your new piercing twice daily throughout the entire healing period, using sterile saline spray available at Electric Expressions, to remove any discharge, dirt, or bacteria.

Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, ointments, or other cleaning agents on or around your piercing. Refrain from using Q-tips or cotton balls as well.

Oral Piercing Aftercare:

In the initial days after getting an oral piercing, periodically apply ice to reduce swelling, and use anti-inflammatories that do not thin your blood. Rinse your mouth with saline solution for one minute after eating, drinking, or smoking while the piercing heals.

Schedule a follow-up appointment with us once your oral piercing has healed, so we can replace the initial longer jewelry with a shorter piece to prevent damage to your teeth and gums.

Avoid spicy, highly acidic foods and beverages during the healing process, and steer clear of any activities that could introduce unclean substances to your oral piercing.

Genital Piercing Aftercare:

Clean the outside of your genital piercing using basic piercing care guidelines. Avoid using soap on healing genital piercings and refrain from activities that could introduce contaminants to the piercing site.

If your genital piercing continues to bleed after the procedure, loosely wrap the area in gauze. For piercings around the urethra, irrigate with saline solution after urination.

Surface Piercing/Anchors Aftercare:

Clean your surface piercing as outlined for basic piercing care. These piercings require ongoing maintenance due to the potential buildup of matter underneath the threaded top. Saline or shower rinses can help remove debris. Avoid applying makeup to these piercings, even after healing.

Even with proper care, surface anchors may be less permanent than other body piercings.

Long-Term Piercing Care:

Maintain proper hygiene by washing your hands before handling your piercing or jewelry. Periodically clean your jewelry with warm water, and gently scrub with a soft toothbrush if necessary.

If your healed piercing becomes irritated, refer to the piercing troubleshooting sections below for guidance.

Piercing Issues and Solutions:

It’s normal for a new piercing to secrete a white or pale yellow liquid during healing, which isn’t necessarily a sign of infection. However, piercings can become infected or irritated due to various factors.

Irritation is often caused by touching the piercing with unclean hands, excessive cleaning, tight clothing, body position during sleep, or other activities that put pressure on the piercing.

If you suspect an infection or allergic reaction, contact us immediately for advice. Do not remove your jewelry unless instructed to do so, as infections are easier to treat with the piercing intact.

Allergic Reactions:

While allergic reactions to high-quality piercing jewelry and cleaning solutions are rare, they can occur. Symptoms may include rash, redness, itchiness, or excessive clear fluid discharge. If you suspect an allergic reaction, switch to a basic saline solution and contact us for further guidance.

Jewelry Embedding, Rejection, and Migration:

Occasionally, jewelry embedding occurs when skin grows over the piercing, usually due to initial swelling. Contact us promptly if you experience this issue to avoid further complications.

In rare cases, the body may reject or migrate a piercing, causing soreness and irritation. If you suspect this is happening, contact us immediately for assistance.

Tighten Your Jewelry Regularly:

Ensure your jewelry is secure by checking and tightening it daily. Threaded pieces should be tightened with clean hands, and threadless pieces should be pushed together to ensure a snug fit. Regularly inspect your jewelry to prevent loss or discomfort.

At Electric Expressions, we’re committed to providing you with expert guidance and support throughout your piercing journey. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.