Old Larimer Street Tattoo
2229 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 8205 303-296-0447
Piercing Aftercare Instructions
We at Old Larimer Street Tattoo only use jewelry that is manufactured by companies that are APP recomended. Most jewelry that is found outside of reputable piercing establishments is not quality jewelry, and should never be used for piercing. This jewelry is not made of quality metal and is not suitable for implanting or piercing. Check with your piercer before purchasing any body jewelry.
Healing Time: Labia and Hood: 1-6 weeks, PrinceAlbert: 2-4 weeks, Frenum: 3-5 weeks, Ampallang, Apadravya, Foreskin, Dydoe, Guiche, and Scrotum: 6- 10 weeks
Suggested Jewelry: 14G - 10G captive bead ring or barbell (length and diameter depend on piercing, ask your piercer.
Cleaning Instruction: We recommend a mild antibacterial soap, such as Dial Soft Soap; an antibacterial soap which will aid the healing. Bring soap to lather, soap up piercing and area around it. Make sure to RINSE THOROUGHLY!! Soap will cause irritation if not rinsed properly! Use soap twice daily for the duration of the healing time. For pieircings that go through the urethra, urinating after cleaning can help discharge excess soap that may still be in the piercing. Don't worry; your urine is sterile to your own body. No intercourse or oral sex for 6-8 weeks! Infection is contracted very easily when a fresh piercing is exposed to another person's bodily fluids; this also applies to monogamous couples. Always practice safe sex; condoms are a must during the first few weeks of intercourse for comfort and to prevent infection from occurring. If you think you have developed an infection, please contact your piercer as soon as possible.
Mouth Piercings (excluding tongue)
Healing Time: cheek, lip and labret: 6-8 weeks
Suggested Jewelry: 14G - 18G labret stud or captive bead ring. This also depends on the placement of the piercing.
Cleaning Instructions: Piercings' such as cheeks, lips, and labrets need a little more love than other piercings. The skin on the inside of your mouth and the skin on your face are very different. Therefore it requires different care.
Inside Mouth Instruction: Crest Pro Health: Crest Pro Health is a very mild, alcohol free mouthwash that we strongly recommend. Rinse after every meal, snack, drink, etc. Suck on ice and eat cold food, this will help reduce swelling. Remember to chew slowly to prevent biting the jewelry. Stay away from hot foods, spicy foods, and things that will irritate your mouth (tobacco, kissing, oral sex, etc.). Take Ibuprofen to help reduce pain and swelling, usually 200mg every 4-6 hours will do the trick. NO ALCOHOL FOR 2 WEEKS!!!
Outside Instructions: Use Dial Soft Soap cleanser twice daily. Use a small amount on a q-tip and swab around the outside of the jewelry removing any dried matter. Rinse all soap off piercing with fresh water, pat dry with clean towel or paper product. use Dial twice daily for the duration of the healing time.
Navel, Nipple, Surface Piercings
Healing Time: navel and nipples: 6-12 months
Suggested Jewelry: 14G 1/2"-5/8" captive bead ring or barbell.
Cleaning Instructions: Always wash hands with antibacterial soap before touching or cleaning your piercing! We recommend using Dial Soft Soap; it is an antimicrobial soap to aid the healing. Bring soap to lather, clean piercing and area around it rotating the jewelry. Be sure to remove any dried matter on or around the piercing. Rinse thoroughly, working jewelry up and down under fresh water to expel any cleanser that may be inside the piercing. Lather soap, clean piercing and area around it making sure to rinse thoroughly.
Ear and Face Piercings
Healing Time: eyebrow, lobes: 8-10 weeks; nostril, septum: 8-12 weeks; inner ear, cartilag: 12-16 weeks
Suggested Jewelry: 14G - 18G 3/8" - 1/2" captive ring or barbell. Industrials: 1 1/4" barbell (sizes and gages vary with piercings).
Cleaning Instructions: Always wash hands with antibacterial soap before touching or cleaning your piercing! Use Dial Soft Soap on a q-tip twice daily. Swab both sides of the piercing, removing any dried matter on the jewelry. Rinse well with fresh water and dry with a clean cloth or paper product.
Healing Time: 6-8 weeks
Suggested Jewelry: 14G 3/4" surgical steel barbell
Cleaning Instructions: No matter what you do, your tongue will swell. How much it swells depends on how well you take care of the piercing. Use Crest Pro Health to rinse after every meal, snack, drink, etc. Suck on ice and eat cold foods, this will help reduce swelling. Remember to chew slowly to prevent biting the jewelry. Stay away from anything that will irritate your mouth such as spicy or hot foods, tobacco, and salty food. Take Ibuprofen (200mg every 4-6 hours). If taken consistently, this will help with pain and reduce swelling. Do not make oral contact (wet kissing, oral sex) for 6 weeks, even with monogamous couples. NO ALCOHOL FOR 2 WEEKS!!! After the swelling has gone down in the tongue, usually about 6-8 weeks, you can change the jewelry to a shorter barbell (5/8") for optimum comfort.