Big Brain’s

Aftercare and Policies

Since 2000

Tattoo aftercare

1 Leave bandage on for around an hour.
2 Next, wash with antibacterial soap and warm water. Do not re-bandage
3 Pat dry and wait 10 to 15 minutes before you apply the ointment.
4 Apply the ointment as you would a hand lotion; rub it in. Do not leave any extra on the surface of your skin.
5 Repeat steps 2-4 a couple times per day. Do not apply ointment with out washing it first. Switch to hand lotion after 7 days.
6 It is an option to cover your tattoo with plastic wrap while you sleep for the first 3 days.
7 Your new tattoo will flake and peel in the final stages of healing. This is normal. Do not pick it. Do not swim and do not tan for 2 weeks.

Piercing aftercare

For Body Piercings

1 Do not touch your piercing
2 Wash with antibacterial soap 3-4 times per day for 2 weeks.
3 Do not use rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, sea salt or any other chemicals. Use soap only.

For Oral Piercings

1 Rinse with antiseptic mouthwash 3-4 times per day.
2 Do not quit using your tongue. Stay in your normal routine. It is important to eat and talk normal.
3 If your tongue turns green or brown don’t worry. This can be corrected by diluting the mouthwash with water.
4 Swelling may occur and can be reduced by taking ibuprofen.


Cancellation / Reschedules

A 24 hour notice is required in order to reschedule any tattoo appointment. If a notice of less than 24 hours is given it will result in the loss of your deposit and will go to the artist for the loss of their time. If you change your mind or choose to cancel your appointment at any time and do not wish to get tattooed by our facility, the deposit will remain non-refundable but we may issue a gift card in lue of a refund. 


The youngest we pierce with parental consent is 16 years old. In order for minors to get any service done both the minor and parent must have VALID state issued IDs with matching addresses on them. We also accept passports or military IDs that have matching last names. We do not accept any other forms (i.e. birth certs, school ID’s or social security cards/ DACA cards) . The parent must remain present throughout the procedure.

Appointments /

Piercings are walk-ins only everyday from open to close. They are first come first serve and therefore the wait time fluctuates;  we reserve the right to cut the line if wait times get too long. 

Walk-ins for tattoos vary day to day. When an artist is not fully booked up with appointments they will take walk-ins to fill up their schedules. It is recommended to stop into the shop in order to find out the availability for walk-ins. If we can not get you on the same day we will always give you the option to book an appointment for the next available opening. All tattoo appointments require a non-refundable deposit that secures your spot. Deposits go towards the final cost of your tattoo once it is completely finished. 

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