"There's something special about tattooing, bringing someone's idea to life so they can walk around with a piece of artwork on their body. It's a proud moment for both of us."

Jr may be a perfectionist, but he also knows how to color outside the lines. He's been into tattoos since the ripe age of 15 and professionally inking his own masterpieces for 25+ years now. At his shop in Holland, he's known for his keen eye for detail and passion for making things beautiful, whether it's a precise geometric piece or watercolor work - what he calls "being messy on purpose."

Either way, Jr makes it all look easy. And everyone who has the privilege of sitting in his chair feels at ease with him.

Piercing Done at Miller Ink Tattoo Studio LLC

Ear lobe Single

Ear Lobe Double




Double Helix

Triple Helix






Single Nipple

Nipple Pair

Jewelry Change/Removable

Aftercare Instruction for Body Piercings

Clean the Pierced Area

⦁ Wash your hands with soap and water.

⦁ Dry your hands with clean paper towels.
(Do not use a cloth towel!)

⦁ Soak the area with sterile saline
solution or a liquid antimicrobial cleanser 2-3 times daily. (Try using saturated sterile gauze. It might make it easier to apply.)

⦁ Dry the piercing area with sterile
gauze. (Do not use a cloth towel!)

⦁ Shower daily using soap and rinse
thoroughly. Dry with a towel avoiding the towel touching the piercing.

During healing one might experience some
bleeding, localized swelling, tenderness, bruising, discoloration, itching, and secretion of a whitish-yellow fluid (not pus) that will form some crust around the jewelry as the piercing heals. A piercing heals from the outside inward and it may appear healed
before healing is complete.

Estimated Healing Periods for Body:

Piercings Ear lobe 6 to 8 weeks

Ear cartilage 4 months to 1 year

Eyebrow 6 to 8 weeks

Tongue 4 weeks

Nostril 2 to 4 months

Navel 4 months to 1 year

Nasal septum 6 to 8 months

Nasal bridge 8 to 10 weeks

Female genitalia 4 to 10 weeks

Male genitalia 4 weeks to 6 months

Nipple up to 6 months

These estimates are approximate average healing times. Be patient! Maintain clean, comfortable clothing and bedding. Avoid: Undue trauma or playing with the piercing Using alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Betadine, Hibiclens, or ointments Over-cleaning Oral contact, rough play, contact with other people's body fluids, stress, recreational drug use, excessive caffeine, nicotine and alcohol, submerging the piercing in bodies of water such as lakes, pools, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, marine water, etc., All beauty and personal care products such as cosmetics, lotions, sprays, etc., on or around the piercing Do not pick at the crusted matter at the piercing site, this is dried lymph fluid secreted by your body to cleanse the piercing. (The crusting should come off during your routine soaking & cleansing period only.) If you suspect, in any way, that your piercing might be infected, immediately seek medical attention. Body Piercings; Additional, Specific Aftercare for Particular Areas Navel Tips Maintain cleaning instructions. Use a hard, vented eye patch (sold at pharmacies) to help to protect the navel area from restrictive clothing, excess irritation, friction during physical activities or sports. Use an ace bandage or medical body tape to secure the patch in place. Do not use the patch to cover your piercing for an extended period of time. Ear, Ear Cartilage and Facial Tips Maintain cleaning instructions. Use a fresh, clean side of the pillow covering every night. Maintain cleanliness using telephones, headphones/earphones, eyeglasses, helmets, hats and anything else that contacts the pierced areas. Use caution when styling your hair and advise your stylist of a new or healing piercing. Nipple Tips Maintain cleaning instructions. Wearing a tight or snug, clean cotton shirt or sports bra may provide additional protection and make the piercing more comfortable, especially for sleeping or reclining. Genital Tips Maintain cleaning instructions. Comfort and hygiene are vital. Initially, abstinence is strongly recommended! Be patient and pursue sexual activity only if you feel ready and comfortable. During healing, all sexual activities must be gentle. Prior to sexual activity and to reduce trauma and increase comfort, soak piercing in warm saline solution or plain water to remove any crusty matter. Use clean, disposable barriers such as condoms, dental dams, and Tegaderm to avoid contact with sex toys and partner's bodily fluids, even in long-term relationships. Use a new container of water-based lubricant; do not use saliva as a lubricant. After sex, perform an additional soak or cleansing with clean saline solution or water. Some piercings can have minor bleeding for the first few days. After cleansing a piercing near to or including the urethra area with a mild soap, be sure to urinate. Oral Tips Maintain cleaning instructions Use an antibacterial, alcohol-free mouth rinse or sterile saline solution for 30 to 60 seconds after eating and at bedtime while your piercing heals. Gently use a new soft-bristled toothbrush after the piercing to avoid irritating or traumatizing the procedure area and/or introducing bacteria into your mouth. Eat slowly taking in small bites of food placed directly onto the teeth. Avoid eating spicy, salty, acidic, or hot temperature foods or beverages for several days. For tongue piercings, try to keep the tongue level in the mouth while chewing and swallowing. For cheek and lip piercings, avoid opening the mouth too wide as this can result in the backing of the jewelry catching on the teeth.

Miller Ink Tattoo Studio LLC: 616-377-7220

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