Express yourself with some new ink.

The best place to get a tattoo or body piercing in Springfield, MA.

If you want a great tattoo, we have you covered.

We understand that a tattoo isn't just ink. It is a part of you, and that's how we treat every one we do.

Our artists are as diverse as they are experienced. We offer a wide range of styles to satisfy everybody’s taste. Choose a design from our collection of flash, or we can customize a drawing just for you.

We also take the extra time and precautions to make sure you are completely safe and comfortable.

There is a piercing for everyone.

Come in and get yours. Nuclear Crayon's staff of professionals will help you look good and feel good about your new pierecing.

We have adopted the highest standards of sterilization and sterile technique for your safety.

We are dedicated to helping you get the most attractive and safest body modifications possible.

Healing Instructions

If you have any questions or problems call 413-205-2840 or come in and see us any time.

Tattoo Aftercare

  • If you have a bandage, remove it within 2 hours.
  • Wash your tattoo with warm water and mild soap, being certain to remove any ointment or blood.
  • Pat dry with towel, and let the tattoo air dry for 10 minutes.
  • Apply a very light coat of A&D Ointment about 3 times a day (keep it moist).
  • Wash your new tattoo 2 times a day (mild soap).
  • Your tattoo will peel in 4 to 5 days. When this happens, stop using the ointment and switch to a good lotion like Lubriderm, Vaseline Intensive Care, Curel, or cocoa butter.
  • The healing of your tattoo depends on how well you take care of it.

Piercing Aftercare

How To Heal Your Oral Body Piercing

Follow these instructions for the first 3-4 weeks

  • Drink lots of ice drinks (slushies, coolatas, icees, etc).
  • After anything gets put in your mouth, rinse with Listerine Dilute it 50-75% with water.
  • Stay away from alcohol and spicy foods.
  • NO heavy kissing or oral sex for at least the first 2 weeks.
  • When brushing your teeth, gently brush the jewelry as well.
  • Get in the habit of tightening the jewelry every night.
  • Make sure your hands are clean before you handle your jewelry.
  • You can put ¼ tsp of non iodized sea salt per 8oz of water and gargle twice a day for 1-2 minutes. This can speed the healing.

How To Heal Your External Body Piercing

Your piercing needs to be cleaned 2 times per day. Do not clean it more often as this can irritate your piercing and possibly delay your healing.

  • Before cleaning, wash your hands with a liquid antibacterial soap and hot water. NEVER touch a healing piercing with dirty hands.
  • Prepare the area for the cleaning by rinsing or soaking with warm water and be sure to remove any crust using a cotton swab and warm water.
  • Apply a small amount of cleaning solution (liquid Dial, Provon, or Satin) to the area. Clean the jewelry and the area around it and gently rotate the jewelry 2 to 3 times. (you do not need to rotate the first several times cleaning)
  • Rinse the area thoroughly under running water. Rotate the jewelry 1 to 2 times to make sure there isn’t any soap residue left in the piercing.
  • Gently pat dry with a tissue.
  • It is recommended to do 1 or 2 sea salt soaks a day for 5-10 minutes per soak. This can speed up the healing of your piercing. It is also a good idea to add Vitamin C and Zinc to your diet as this will also help your health and healing.

Sea Salt Soaks:

Dissolve a pinch (1/4 tsp.) of non-iodized sea salt into one cup (8 oz.) of  warm to hot water. If possible depending on the piercing invert the cup over the area to form a vacuum and soak like that. If unable too, use a clean cotton ball or gauze pad soaked in the sea salt.

This will help stimulate air and blood circulation which facilitates healing. It is advisable to soak before you do anything active, it will prevent crust from being pulled inside your piercing as you move around. Salt water is the only additional product other than the cleaner and water you should use to care for your piercing.


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648 Page Blvd. Springfield, MA 01104

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