Headlight Tattoo & Body Piercing

 

Eyebrow Piercing Aftercare

 

Eyebrows are pierced under aseptic conditions, and with sterile needles. The most common jewelry we use is a 16 gauge Titanium curved barbell, either 5/16” or 3/8 inch long.  Your body should immediately start clotting at the site of the wound, and use other mechanisms to help it heal. A mild degree of redness, swelling, and heat at the piercing are all normal. A normal piercing could be tender for a few days. The discomfort is most often noticed periodically, but should not be very bothersome. If it does feel sore, Ibuprofen is the drug of choice (for those not allergic). It will relieve the discomfort, decrease swelling, and cool the heat. ICE WILL HELP A LOT AND SHOULD BE PUT ON THE PIERCING AS SOON AS PRACTICAL--- like, when you get home. You can put ice on it as often as you want. A wound that is healing can cause you to want to touch it a lot, but it is best not to fool around with it-especially with unclean fingers. It is possible that you could get a light bruise around your eye ( black eye). This is very rare, but has occurred, and typically goes away after a few days without issue.

 

Please avoid the nasty habit of “playing with your piercing”  ESPECIALLY WITH DIRTY HANDS

 

We provide you with a bottle of Benzylkonium Chloride (Studex). This solution should be used on a saturated Q-tip TWICE A DAY. Use the wet Q-tip to clean the wound and remove any debris in or on the piercing while cleaning it. Wash your hands with soap and water before tending to your piercing. If you have threaded jewelry, check to see that the ball or gem is “finger tight” on the post. Always rotate a ball or gems clock-wise, so that you don’t accidentally loosen it.  If you have ring-shaped (circular) jewelry, rotate the ring a little when cleaning it. Use a Q-tip to push away any skin that may be trying to attach or grow over the jewelry. Try to remove any nasty build-up that may appear on the piercing or on the jewelry. Soften and remove any scab that forms at the edges of the wound daily.  

 

Vitamin C, multivitamins, and zinc supplements have been used successfully to aid quick healing. Jewelry should be cleaned regularly for the life of the piercing. 

 

It may take up to a year or two for a piercing to fully heal to the point where you can leave the jewelry out for a few days without it closing. If you decide that you no longer want the piercing, you can remove the jewelry. Continue to clean the wound for a few days and will probably leave a tiny, if at all noticeable, scar if removed within the first few months. If left in longer, you may see a slightly more noticeable scar/dimple.

 

NJ law requires us to describe the signs and symptoms of an infection, therefore: The signs or symptoms of an infection may include excessive soreness, abnormal swelling, redness or heat, accompanied by pus or a foul smelling odor coming from a wound.  If you think that you have an infection or a serious problem you should contact a physician. If you do not know who to call, Headlight Tattoo Inc. has a long term relationship with a licensed physician who will agree to see you for a minimal fee. 

Healthy living, a high-quality diet, and good hydration will promote healing. Remember……Don’t drink and drive, and be nice to dogs.     

 

  Feel free to email questions, comments, or concerns to: headtattoo@aol.com