Aftercare

Learn more about Caring for Your New Tattoo or Piercing

Piercings and tattoos are big decisions to make, and picking the right shop and artist for you is only half the work. Once the deed is done, caring for it properly is critical and will determine how well your piercing or tattoo will heal and look in the future. Dreamworx Ink has developed tried-and-true aftercare programs for optimal healing for all procedures performed at our Woodbridge shop.

On this page, you will find complete aftercare guides as well as a list of the products we trust to assist you in your healing. Should you have any questions regarding your aftercare, call our shop and we will be happy to help you.

Piercing Aftercare

  • Do not touch the piercing or rotate the jewelry during the day.
  • Wash your hands prior to cleaning the piercing.
  • Apply H2Ocean on a Qtip, or spray directly on the piercing, and clean the entry and exit points.
  • Clean your jewelry; build-up from body fluids can harbour bacteria and act as food, thereby encouraging infection growth.
  • Do not take it out. Body piercings make take up to 6 months to completely heal.
  • Changing or removing jewelry should be avoided during this time.
  • Do not let the body piercing come in contact with another person’s bodily fluids.
  • Never use alcohol, hydrogen peroxide or hand soap as they will damage healing cells and cause scar tissue.
  • Products that contain petroleum are not recommended as it may collect and promote the growth of bacteria.
  • Avoid hot tubs and public pools until the piercing is completely healed.
  • Reduce your intake of alcohol, caffeine and aspirin during the healing period.
  • Avoid alcohol, smoking, chewing tobacco and spicy foods with a new oral piercing.
  • Avoid direct sunlight, tanning beds, oils and lotions.
  • Tight fitting clothing may irritate a new piercing.
  • Practicing good hygiene helps during the healing period.

Tattoo Aftercare

  • Do not re-bandage your tattoo.
  • Always wash your hands before touching your tattoo. 
  • Do not use a washcloth or anything abrasive on the tattoo. Treat it as you would treat a sunburn.
  • Do not pick or scratch at the tattoo as it heals. You will scab throughout the process to shed skin.
  • Do not submerge yourself in water. Showering is not the same as bathing. 
  • Avoid hot tubs, public pools, lakes and the ocean during the healing process. 
  • Again, do not soak your tattoo with water.
  • Avoid direct sunlight or tanning beds for 2-3 weeks. Avoid tanning oils, lotions and sand.
  • Avoid tight fitting clothes that might irritate a new tattoo.

Please note: One Touch-ups session is included in the cost of a tattoo at Dreamworx Ink within 12 months.

Products

Dreamworx Ink carries only industry-trusted products for the aftercare of your body modifications. H2Ocean and After Inked® are reputable products that, when used with a proven aftercare routine, will help your tattoos and piercings heal well.

H2Ocean Piercing Aftercare Spray

The piercing Aftercare Spray is the most effective way to cleanse new body piercings. This patented formula, enhanced with natural enzymes, has over 82 trace elements and minerals essential for living cells. Use H2Ocean Piercing Aftercare Spray 3 to 6 times per day to help remove dried discharge and secretions safely. This product can also be used for razor burns, sore throats, nasal congestion, cuts, burns and acne.

After Inked® Tattoo Moisturizer

Enriched with grape seed oil, this moisturizing skin lotion keeps skin supple while helping preserve the colours of your tattoo. Cruelty-free, Paraben-free, fragrance-free, and non-petroleum based, this moisturizer and aftercare lotion is non-allergenic, non-irritant, and relieves itching due to dry skin. After Inked® Tattoo Moisturizer can be used on tattoos of all kinds, including areola restoration as well as permanent makeup on the lip, brow, and eyeliner area.

Got an Aftercare Concern?

Our staff can answer your questions to help you heal well.

Dreamworx Ink

3883 Rutherford Rd. Unit 10

Woodbridge, ON Canada

L4L 9R8

Phone: 905-605-2663

Email: info@dreamworxink.com

Hours

Tuesday - Friday 11:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Saturday 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Sunday & Monday: By Private Appointment Only

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