Tattoo Care

 

1. Gently remove bandage after 1-3 hours.

2. Gently wash with warm water and a fragrance free antibacterial soap (i.e. Dial Gold). After removing bandage and cleaning the tattoo, gently pat dry and apply a light layer of A&D ointment or *Aquaphor, Pride, Hustle Butter, Ohana Tattoo Butter. Repeat 3 times daily for 3 days then switch to a high quality, fragrance free hand lotion (i.e. Lubriderm) for the next two weeks or until healing is complete. When using the lotion, apply a very light layer every 3 hours.*if using Aquaphor, Pride, Hustle Butter or Ohana Tattoo Butter, use for the entire healing process.

3. Avoid chlorine pools, salt water, extended periods of time in water, direct sunlight, and any kind of rough treatment to your new tattoo for a minimum of two weeks.

4. When showering, do not allow water to hit your new tattoo directly. Be sure to thoroughly rinse off shampoo and body wash.

5. After your tattoo is completely healed, a sunblock of SPF50 or higher is required when exposed to ultraviolet light (sun, tanning beds, etc.)

6. DO NOT pick, scratch, or pull on any peeling skin. In the chance your tattoo develops scabbing, allow it to heal naturally and do not try to pick or pull it off.

7.Always wash your hands before touching your fresh tattoo.

Remember, tattoos have to go through a complete and very important healing process. Baby your new tattoo to ensure maximum results.

We guarantee our work at Oddity. Touch-ups are free within 8 months of completion*.                                                                                                                                                 

*certain exceptions apply including hands, feet, lips and white tattoos.

 

Saniderm Tattoo Care

  SaniDerm is a breathable, flexible barrier film designed to be worn for multiple days. SaniDerm will lock in your body’s natural fluids and enzymes keeping your new tattoo hydrated and speeding up the healing process.

  • Leave SaniDerm on for 4 to 6 days. When you are ready to remove the barrier film, grab a corner and peel in the direction of hair growth. Following removal, wash your tattoo with fragrance free, antibacterial soap. Gently pat dry and apply unscented, high quality hand lotion (i.e. Lubriderm). Repeat 3 times daily until tattoo is completely healed.
  • If SaniDerm is removed prematurely, follow our traditional aftercare instructions.
  • SaniDerm does NOT protect from the sun. Avoid direct sunlight, and any kind of rough treatment to your new tattoo for a minimum of two weeks. After your tattoo is completely healed, a sunblock of SPF50 or higher is required when exposed to ultraviolet light (sun, tanning beds, etc.)
  • After SaniDerm is removed DO NOT pick, scratch, or pull on any peeling skin.

 

Remember, tattoos have to go through a complete and very important healing process. Baby your new tattoo to ensure maximum results.

We guarantee our work at Oddity. Touch-ups are free within 8 months of completion*.                                                                                                                         

*certain exceptions apply including hands, feet, lips and white tattoos.

 

General Piercing After Care

       START: #1. “The Paper Towel Method”                                                                                                                                                                                             Saturate a CLEAN paper towel with Saline Solution. (You may place that saturated paper towel over top of a clean glass. *To ensure the paper stays clean*) Microwave a few seconds to a warm/comfortable temperature.                               Place the saturated paper towel over your piercing and proceed to “soak” for 10 minutes.                                                                              

-OR- Try #2. “The Shot Glass Method” for soaking. Fill a CLEANshot glass, about half way with Saline... Microwave a few seconds to comfortable temperature) Suction the cup around your piercing and proceed to soak it under the solution for 10 minutes .. DO NOT SCRATCH OFF ANY DRAINAGE!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

*SALINE IS GREAT!  - Refresher Clean Up: Spray a clean Q-tip with Saline and gently wipe around the jewelry. Saline after a shower can help with swelling. It also gives you the opportunity to check how you did cleaning your piercing. *DRY: by gently patting with a clean paper towel, or you can let it air dry as well.                                                                *DO NOT USE: Cotton washcloths/Cotton Towels they can harbor bacteria and snag on jewelry, causing injury! Ouch!                                                                  

*NOW IT’S CLEAN!!! TRY not to touch it in between cleanings! Anytime you touch a new piercing, you are only introducing new bacteria into your new open wound. HANDS OFF!                                                                                               *TIP* Clean anything that will come in contact with your new piercing. Bed Sheets/Cell Phone/Clothing and so on..      

**DO NOT take advice from your Friends, Mother, your Friend’s Mother, or your Mother’s Friend’s! ONLY your Piercer should be giving you instruction on aftercare!! If you have ANY questions PLEASE CALL the shop BEFORE doing ANYTHING with your piercing you are unsure of. If you suspect your piercing is genuinely infected (Not just irritated) See your Piercer (April Dykes) or a Doctor at once!  DON’T WAIT… or try any at home remedies! That’s just silly!      Happy Healing!!

Oral piercing aftercare

After Care

Your Piercer has cleaned/disinfected the area to be pierced,used sterile needles, sterile piercing instruments, and sterile jewelry.                                                                                                                                                                                           Once you leave the shop, it is now your responsibility to take proper care of your new piercing.                                                                                                                                                                      * Remember to care for the inside AND outside of your mouth to insure you’re piercing will heal with the best results.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

*START WITH (INSIDE) CLEANING NOW!

* START (OUTSIDE) CLEANING TONIGHT BEFORE BED*                                                                                                                                                

*HOW TO CLEAN (OUTSIDE) OF PIERCING*                                                                                                                                                        WASH your hands thoroughly prior to touching your piercing for any reason!          

SALINE WIPE:                                                                                                                                                                                    Use a CLEAN paper towel saturated in the saline solution to GENTLY remove any crust that has formed around the jewelry.  DO NOT SCRATCH OF ANY CRUSTY DRAINAGE! - Soak it off!

DRY IT:                                                                                                                                                                                                       By gently patting with a clean, disposable paper towel or, you can let it air dry.  

NOW the outside is CLEAN!                                                                                                                                                                                        TRY NOT TO TOUCH IT AFTER!                                                                                                                                                      When you touch a new piercing, you are only introducing new bacteria into your new open wound.

*HOW TO CLEAN (INSIDE) OF YOUR PIERCING*                                                                                                                                                It’s important to practice good oral hygiene to maintain proper PH balance in your mouth during the healing process.

START:                                                                                                                                                                                               After ANYTHINGgoes in your mouth that isn’t water.                                                                                                                           Use a capful of the Tea Tree mouth wash and swish it for 30 seconds.                                                                                                   Continue to use Tea Tree mouthwash until empty.You may switch to bottled water rinses after completing your mouthwash.

• CAUTION                                                                                                                                                                                       Avoid overly hot in temperature, spicy, acidic foods, alcoholic beverages, excessive amounts of caffeine or nicotine during the first 2-3 weeks or until you feel comfortable doing so.                                                                                                                                              

* BE CAREFUL EATING! Chewing can turn into a real task with a fresh piercing, Use caution! Take small bites, and take your time eating!!                                                                                                                                                      

• In most cases you can engage in sexual “oral activity” after a few weeks,BUT with that, maintaining hygiene and avoiding trauma are MOST IMPORTANT!!!  If you must before the 3 weeks is up, use barriers such as condoms or dental dams to avoid contact with your partners' body fluids, even in monogamous relationships. It is completely possible to pass STDs threw oral wounds. Please be careful! And do a full clean of your new piercings after any sexual encounter. Even Kissing.                                      HAPPY HEALING                                                                                                                                                            

Preparing for your tattoo

Preparing for your tattoo :

1. Eat before your appointment

2.Don't sunburn before your appointment

3.Wash your bed sheets

4.RELAX:)

5.Bring photo ID

 

You will need to purchase: 

1.ANTIBACTARIAL SOAP (Dial Gold liquid is a good brand.) available at all locations.

2.LOTION (Lubriderm, Curell, Aquaphor.  Must not contain fragrance, dyes, SPF or extra healing properties.  Just plain lotion)

 

Consultations

Consultations are free. If you are ready to set an appointment after the consultation, we will take a retainer of *$50 to 200 (depending on the project and artist) to secure the appointment.  The retainer is not extra, it will be applied to the total price of your tattoo once completed. The retainer is nonrefundable, but is transferable if you give us at least 48hrs notice of needing to reschedule. Retainers expire 8 months from the original appointment date and are forfeited in cases of no call/no show, very late arrival, rescheduling with less than 48hrs notice or rescheduling the same appointment more than twice.

Age restrictions regarding tattoos

You have to be at least 18 years old with a valid photo ID in the State of Florida. 

A minor, who is at least 16 years old, can get tattooed with a notarized minor consent form.  Both parent/legal guardian and ward must bring valid government issued photo ID's to the appointment along with notarized Minor Consent form. Your parent or guardian must accompany you for the procedure. Minors are discouraged from getting any very visible tattoos (hands, forearm, neck etc.) Tattoos/placement on minors is done at the discretion of each artist. Please let us know if you are a minor when scheduling an appointment.

Form can be downloaded here

Retainer Policy

Retainers are deducted from the total cost of your tattoo once completed. Retainers are non refundable, but are transferable if you give us at least 48 hours notice in advance of needing to reschedule.  They expire 8 months from the original appointment date. Retainers  are forfeited in cases of no call/no show, very late arrival, or rescheduling with less than 48 hours notice.

Your deposit secures your appointment time.  Our artists’ livelihood depend upon scheduled appointments coming in. Please let us know as soon as possible if you cannot make your scheduled appointment time.

Age restriction regarding piercing

The minimum age Our piercer works with us 8years old (ears only)

We only offer piercing services on minors with a Parent or Legal Guardian present

 

In accordance with Florida State Law regulations.

The Minor being pierced, and Parent/Guardian both will need to provide a valid (non-expired) government-issued document that shows their date of birth, a photo, and matching last names.

**A driver’s license or state ID, satisfies both requirements**                     

Important: If the name that appears on the Parent/Guardian’s ID has changed since the original documents were issued, a marriage license or change-of-name form must also be presented.

                                                                                                                                                                                              However, If the minor does NOT have such an ID,                                                                                                                     A birth certificate in conjunction with school or work photo ID, will work as well. In addition, we will need a valid (non-expired) ID from the parent or legal guardian that proves they have legal responsibility for the minor. This could include a driver’s license with matching last names and addresses to the minor’s ID, or any government-issued photo ID with a name that appears on the minor’s birth certificate or guardianship paperwork.