Tattoo Goo Piercing Aftercare Kit
A piercing is one of the most dynamic symbols of self expression. It is important to follow the directions of your professional piercer closely to ensure the safest possible healing process. After all, a safe and efficient heal will ensure the long life of your piercing. Tattoo Goo Piercing Aftercare Kit contains:
- one 2 oz. Deep Cleansing Soap for Tattoos & Piercings
- one 2 oz. X-Pressions Extra Stength Piercing Aftercare
- one 2 oz. Blue Wave Medical Grade Saline Spray-Rinse
- one Tattoo Goo Brands sticker
- all in a convenient clear carrying case!
X-Pressions Extra Strength Piercing Aftercare: For internal and external piercings!!! A new ready to use CPC- MSM Complex formula. X-pression Piercing aftercare contains Cet-C, a powerful anti-bacterial and anti-microbial. Cet-C is effective against Staph aureus, E. coli, Candida albicans, Aspergullis niger and Pityrosporum ovale. X-pression is water based and contains no alcohol that can burn new piercings. X-pression has a pleasant flavoring which provides for no bitter aftertaste. X-pression is packaged in a convenient 2oz. spray bottle. The ready to use formula eliminates the need to dilute the product in water as with other variants of this product. The spray fits in pocket or purse.
Blue Wave Medical Grade Saline Spray-Rinse: From the makers of Tattoo Goo and X-pression the world's most popular brands of tattoo and piecing products comes new Blue Wave Saline Cleansing Solution. Blue Wave is an all natural sterile solution which helps to accelerate the healing process as well as cleanse new piercings. Saline solutions help to remove dried discharge and secretions when used on a daily basis. And like other solutions Blue Wave helps in reducing lumps and scars. Blue Wave may used on both oral and dermal piercings.
An excellent natural alternative, Blue Wave Saline Cleansing Solution is the perfect answer for those on the go. Packed in a 2 oz. pump spray it is convenient to carry in pocket or purse. Because it is non aerosol, the formula poses no environmental threat.
Blue Wave contains the highest quality pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride (99.9% pure) as used in the medical industry. Sea salt contains a variety of untested minerals, metals, even heavy metals which could have negative effects on an open wound. This is why medical professionals, hospitals and emergency rooms choose to use the pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride as found in Blue Wave.
Keeping bacteria and germs out of piercings is vital for safe healing. Blue Wave may used in conjunction with an antiseptic such as found in X-pression Piercing Aftercare, and anti-bactericide as found in Tattoo Goo Deep Cleansing Soap as well as.
Caution should be used as with all products. A light amount of Blue Wave is recommend 2 to 3 times a day. You may wish to use a fresh gauze sprayed with the solution to provide for more controlled application especially in hard to reach areas. Oral piercings may require more frequent applications.
Over application of any saline or sea salt solution may dry out the skin. Dry skin caused by salt water rinses will rapidly absorb other treatments and may cause redness or skin irritation. Tattoo Goo recommends a light spray so that an antiseptic treatment may follow shortly. If over application of saline solution is applied it may be necessary to wait several hours to apply other treatments.
Deep Cleansing Soap for Tattoos & Piercings: Tattoo Goo Deep Cleansing Antibacterial Aftercare Soap is formulated to provide a broad spectrum germicidal kill while being gentle to the skin. The soap's specially formulated cleansing agent PCMX-L cleans at a deeper level to prevent bacterial growth and infection by removing more dirt and dead skin cells. New healthy emerging layers of skin are exposed, an important step in tattoo healing and piercing aftercare.
- PCMX-L Advanced Micro Molecular formula allows deeper cleansing
- Broad Spectrum Anti Microbial Antibacterial Action
- Balanced pH Formula Gentle to skin
- Removes more dead skin cells and dirt
When choosing a soap you want to pick one that is not harsh to the skin. Harsh soaps can dry out the skin causing "special safe harbors" for bacteria and viruses to hide in making it very difficult to get a good kill on the skin. Traditional antimicrobial / antibacterial soaps contain quats (quaternary ammonia) compounds which carry very alkaline (high pH's) although effective at short term kills they are ineffective on persistent antimicrobial activity and they complicate good skin hygiene by systematically destroying the acid mantle of the skin. Ordinary "green" soap you speak of is an example of this kind of activity. Most people don't realize that although alcohol is known as a Class 1 Antiseptic it has a VERY short kill time maybe only 10-15 seconds. If you read the medical articles which support the use of alcohol based products you will find that in order to gain an "effective kill" you need to use at least 5ml's on your hands. Most applications by individuals barely reach 1ml. These products are temporary and do not provide a sustainable germ resistant environment.
Tattoo Goo Deep Cleansing Soap is formulated to provide a broad spectrum kill while at the same time being gentle on the skin. Unlike "green" soap this formula has a slightly acidic pH and contains a key ingredient which helps to buffer the skin while providing additional killing power. The key ingredient is PCMX-L a combination of Chloroxylenol (PCMX) and Sodium Lauryl Sarcosinate (Lauricidin). Lauricidin is a derived from palm seed extract. A unique and proprietary process provides a molecular structure capable of cleaning the skin at a deeper level. (This is achieved by reducing the molecular size to better clean the skin) This ingredient is non-toxic to human skin but highly efficient at disrupting pathogenic microbes at a cellular level. Once the cell wall is disrupted the bacterial cannot recombine or multiply and they die. PCMX is a well documented antimicrobial / antibacterial ingredient. By combining the 2 of these ingredients you get a fast acting, broad spectrum kill without damaging the skin.
As a demonstration of the cleaning efficiency of this product have the client wash their hands thoroughly with the soap. You will notice 2 things. First the soap lathers very well providing a soft comfortable cleaning activity. When the hands are rinsed and still wet have them "squeak" their fingers together, you will have a distinct squeaky clean feeling on a tactile level. Because the product cleans a deeper level more dirt and dead cells are removed exposing the clean emerging layer of skin. The soap is also engineered to provide a sheeting action when rinsed much like a rinsing agent in a dishwasher.
As a comparison to over the counter brands antibacterial soaps Tattoo Goo Deep Cleansing Soap like contains a broader kill spectrum and a deeper cleaning action. Many cheaper soaps leave residue on the skin, these chemical residues contribute to skin problems as they prevent the skin from breathing properly leading to dried out skin.
A piercing, much like a tattoo, is one of the most dynamic symbols of self expression. It's important to follow the directions of your professional piercer closely to ensure the safest possible healing process. After all, a safe and efficient heal will ensure the long life of your piercing.
You were pierced in a modern studio with new and sterilized equipment. After the process, the piercer may have given you a small packet with piercing after care directions.
Quality parlor operators worldwide have helped us compile these simple instructions for safe healing. However, we urge you to consult your own professional body piercer for any special instructions related to your specific piercing.
- Do not pull, tug, or play with jewelry during the healing process.
- Do not use anti-bacterial ointments.
- Do not apply alcohol or peroxide.
- Be sure to wear clothing that will not get caught on jewelry.
Bleeding may be present in the first few hours after getting the piercing. This is normal. If bleeding continues up to 48 hours after, be sure to consult your piercing professional.
New piercings should be cleaned 2-3 times per day. You are exposed to many germs and bacteria throughout the day that may cause infections. Be sure to wash your hands each time before handling your piercing. Healing time varies depending on the piercing. Ask your piercer how long you will need to continue the cleaning regiment.
X-pression Piercing spray has a high level of antibacterial and antimicrobial abilities. The product should be used sparingly since it only takes a small amount to kill germs. Spray ONCE to pierced area two times per day. While showering, using Tattoo Goo Tattoo & Piercing Soap, allow soap suds to run over piercing.
During the first few weeks of healing, you may see a small build up around the jewelry. This is normal, and your body excretes a small amount of puss during the healing process. To remove it, use a moist q-tip, with Tattoo Goo Soap, to work of any build up on your jewelry.
If you decide to use a salt water rinse also during the healing process, consult your piercing professional for proper instructions. Wait approximately 3 hours after salt water rinse before applying X-pression piercing spray.
If in the event you experience a reaction to X-pression Piercing spray, discontinue use and consult your piercer for further instruction and healing options.