Tattooing involves piercing thousands of tiny holes in the skin at rapid speed. Your skin reacts to this as it would to any other wound, and it takes some time for the body to heal and the tattoo
to set. At this stage, proper care is of the utmost importance to avoid dangerous infections that can ruin your tattoo and cause health problems.
To ensure proper care of your new tattoo, we recommend you follow these seven essential steps:
If you follow these seven steps, your tattoo should set nicely within roughly two weeks. Don't forget to come back to our studio for a free checkup!
Even a perfectly done piercing job can cause problems if proper care is not taken afterwards. People's bodies react differently to various materials.
Body piercings should be cleaned at least 3 to 6 times a day until they are fully healed. Be careful not to overclean, as this can cause irritation and slow down the healing process.
Before each cleaning, thoroughly wash your hands with antibacterial soap and hot water. Spray with H2Ocean piercing aftercare. H2Ocean is recommended however if H2Ocean is not used rinse the pierced area with warm water and unscented antibacterial Dial soap and use a cotton swab to remove any crust (never use your fingernails for this). If soap is used the jewelry used you may rotate with clean fingers. If H2Ocean is used it is not necessary to rotate the jewelry. Leave to dry and do not wipe off.
Various skin types react differently to piercings, and some amount of bleeding, bruising, discoloring and/or swelling may occur. Please be patient as the wound heals. During this process there may also be secretion of a yellow-white fluid; this is normal and a sign of healing. If uncommon symptoms develop, contact your physician immediately.
182 Route 6 and 209
Milford, PA 18337
Phone: 570 491-5446
Tattoo artists are available by appointment and for walk-in customers during the following hours:
SUN 2:00pm - 7:00pm
MON 2:00pm - 7:00pm
TUES 2:00pm - 9:00pm
THURS 2:00pm - 9:00pm
FRI 2:00pm - 9:00pm
SAT 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Artists can come in early, stay late, or come in on Wednesday by request. Please contact our shop for further information.
Note: Shop hours may vary. Controlled Abrasions may open or close early due to inclement weather or a slow day. Please call our shop before-hand if traveling from a distance. We apoloize for any inconvenience.