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  1. for at least two weeks, minimize exposure to the sun, and discourage swimming in fresh, salt, or chlorinated water;

  2. properly cleanse the tattooed area;

  3. apply antibiotic ointment or cream;

  4. use sterile bandage(s) or other sterile dressing(s) when necessary;


  1. Properly cleanse the pierced area by using antibacterial or antimicrobial soap for the external skin and or an antiseptic or salt water mouthwash for the oral cavity;

  2. For at least the first six weeks, minimize exposure to filth;

  3. Use sterile bandage(s) or other sterile dressing(s) when necessary

The client shall consult a health care practitioner at the first sign of infection or

an allergic reaction, and report any diagnosed infection, allergic reaction, or adverse reaction resulting from the body piercing to the artist and to the Texas Department of State Health Services, Tattoo and Body Piercing Program, at (512) 834-6711.

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