Tattoo and Piercing FAQ

Does getting tattooed hurt?

Each individual’s pain threshold is very different. Some people think one part of the body is very painful while others have no problem sitting through that particular spot. Each area of the body is different. In the end, most people compare the pain to an annoyance or persistent scratching feeling. Remember, if you are confident in your artist and the design you have created it greatly helps you to be calm which will decrease your perception of pain.

I heard that Polysporin is good to use on a healing tattoo. Is this true?

No! Polysporin used to be recommended in the healing of tattoos but has been found over the years to actually dry out the skin and fade the tattoo. At Good Vibes, we recommend you follow the aftercare instructions given to you by your artist.

How long do I have to wait to go swimming, take a bath, or go in my hot tub?

It is best to wait a minimum of two weeks. If you have issues healing your tattoo you may have to wait longer. Submerging a fresh tattoo in any kind of water will result in scarification and improper healing. It is best to take showers and let the water softly fall over the area, being careful not to soak it. Always gently dab, not rub, with a disposable paper towel or a very clean towel to dry.

Does Good Vibes Body Art use any sort of numbing cream when tattooing or piercing?

No. It is best not to use any sort of numbing cream in the process of tattooing or piercing. Aside from not being an effective method, it can cause complications in the healing process by slowing it down considerably. Besides, most of the time you will still feel some pain. A good tattoo artist or piercer will be able to talk you through the process and relieve some of your fears.

Can I bring my own jewelry to get a piercing?

No. Good Vibes only uses the highest quality surgical steel or titanium jewelry for initial piercing. Any other type of lower grade metal can cause infection and improper healing. We also sterilize all jewelry and ensure it is fit to be implanted in your body. When you bring in your own jewelry, our Body Piercer cannot guarantee the quality, healing, or sterilization of the jewelry. All of our piercing prices include the jewelry. If you have any questions that are not listed here, please contact Good Vibes today to speak to one of our professional tattoo artists or body piercers.

Should I use sea salt on my piercing?

No. The piercer here at Good Vibes has been professionally piercing for about 18 years and through her experience with not only her clients but with others in the area, sea salt is typically over used and causes more healing problems and isn't needed. That being said, we without a doubt recommend you follow the instructions given to you by your professional piercer and GO BACK TO THEM if you have difficulties healing.