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Taking Care of Your New Piercing: A Step-by-Step Guide

Congratulations on your new piercing from El Zorro Tattoo! To ensure a smooth healing process and maintain the beauty of your new adornment, follow these step-by-step care instructions:

1. Initial Care:

  • Hands Hygiene: Always wash your hands thoroughly before touching your piercing.

  • Avoid Touching: Refrain from unnecessary touching to minimize the risk of infection.

2. Keep it Covered:

  • Bandage Removal: If your piercing was initially covered, remove the bandage after the recommended time (usually a few hours).

  • Avoid Airborne Bacteria: Keep the piercing covered for the first 1-2 days to protect it from airborne bacteria.

3. Cleaning Routine:

  • Cleaning Frequency: Clean your piercing twice a day.

  • Gentle Cleaning: Use lukewarm water and a mild, non-alcoholic, saline solution.

  • Avoid Irritation: Do not use hot water, and avoid rubbing the area with a sponge or similar abrasive materials.

4. Moisturizing:

  • Use Recommended Cream: Apply a thin layer of the recommended moisturizing cream 3-4 times a day for the specified period (usually 15 days).

  • Avoid Overapplication: Apply sparingly; excessive cream may promote bacterial growth.

5. No Scratching or Rubbing:

  • Resist Temptation: Do not scratch or rub the piercing, especially during the peeling phase.

6. Clothing Considerations:

  • Select Breathable Fabrics: Opt for clothing made of natural fabrics to avoid irritation.

  • Avoid Tightness: For specific piercings, like navel or nipple, choose loose-fitting clothes to prevent rubbing.

7. Physical Activities:

  • Avoid Strain: Refrain from vigorous physical activities, gym sessions, or contact sports during the initial healing period.

  • Posture Matters: For lower extremity piercings, avoid standing for extended periods.

8. No Drugs or Alcohol:

  • Refrain During Healing: Avoid drugs and alcohol during the healing process, as they may hinder the natural healing response.

9. Sun Protection:

  • Sun Avoidance: Shield your piercing from direct sunlight during and after healing. Use sunblock to protect the area.

10. Healing Timeline:

  • Be Patient: Healing times vary, but on average, expect 3-4 weeks for a complete recovery.

  • Watch for Changes: Keep an eye out for sudden changes, excessive swelling, redness, or signs of infection.

Aftercare Products:

  • Sterile Saline Solution: Use a saline solution for cleaning.

  • Recommended Moisturizing Cream: Apply the specific cream suggested by El Zorro Tattoo.

  • Mild Soap: Clean the area with a gentle, fragrance-free soap.

Emergency Contact:

  • Unexpected Symptoms: If you experience excessive swelling, redness, increased pain, or signs of infection, contact us immediately.

Remember, your diligent care plays a crucial role in the healing process. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to reach out to El Zorro Tattoo. Enjoy your new piercing, and thank you for choosing us!

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