Piercing Aftercare

Piercing Aftercare

DO

  • Let warm running water run over your piercing for a minute before getting out of the shower.
  • Change linens on a regular basis.
  • Avoid direct pressure on your fresh piercing (tight clothing, pillows, helmets, phones, blowing your nose, etc.)
  • Irrigate with sterile saline solution as needed to help relieve irritation or loosen excess crusties.
  • Take care of yourself! Drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, eat well and avoid stress.
  • Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your piercing.

 

DON’T

  • Don’t touch your new piercing.
  • Don’t clean your piercing or the surround area with any chemicals like alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, ear care solution, etc.
  • Don’t apply any ointments to your piercing.
  • Don’t apply anything antibacterial to your piercing.
  • Don’t let your piercing contact anyone else’s bodily fluids.
  • Don’t use any products with loose cotton fibers (Q-tips, cotton balls, etc.) on your piercing.
  • Don’t submerge your piercing in standing water (pools, hot tubs, baths, lakes, rivers, oceans, etc.) during healing.
  • Don’t rotate or force the jewelry to move during healing.
  • Don’t take advice from anyone other than a professional piercer.

 

FOR ORAL PIERCINGS

  • Avoid drinking alcohol during healing.
  • Avoid mouthwash that contains alcohol during healing.
  • Avoid “whitening” toothpaste or mouthwash during healing.
  • Avoid spicy or salty foods.
  • Do drink ice water to keep swelling down.
  • Do drink water after meals, smoking or drinking anything other than water.

 

ESTIMATED HEALING TIMES

  • Surface Piercings, Ear Cartilage, Christina, Ampallang, Apadravya and Dydoe (6+ months)
  • Nipple, Navel and Triangle (4-6 months)
  • Nostril, Lip, Outer Labia, Eyebrow and Bridge (3-4 months)
  • Fourchette, Tongue, Frenum, Guiche and Scrotum (2-3 months)
  • Septum, Earlobes, Vertical or Horizontal Hood, Inner Labia and Prince Albert (6-8 weeks)

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