For The Love Of Piercing
Getting and taking care of your piercing can be a breeze! Here’s how:
⦁ Wait 8-12 weeks before changing the jewelry I put in today. Some piercings may take longer than this to fully heal.
⦁ Wash your hands prior to cleaning your piercing.
⦁ Clean your piercing 2-3 times a day with sterile saline solution (I recommend NeilMed)
⦁ Spray your saline solution on a q-tip and lightly clean around the front/back or top/bottom of your piercing.
⦁ When you are finished taking a shower/washing your face, thoroughly rinse your piercing to ensure no shampoo/conditioner/or soap residue are left on your piercing. Allow to air dry.
⦁ Make sure your sheets and towels are washed and changed weekly.
⦁ With clean hands be sure to check threaded ends on your jewelry for tightness daily (righty-tighty, lefty-loosey).
- Including all steps from basic aftercare, rinse your mouth with mouthwash (recommended is Biotene alcohol free as you are able to use it as often as you'd like, otherwise Gold Listerine at a max of 3 times a day) after eating, drinking, or smoking.
⦁ DO NOT twist, rotate, or push back and forth your jewelry. The more you touch your piercing the more bacteria you introduce from your hands, the longer it takes to heal.
⦁ DO NOT use rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or ointments like A&D, bacitracin, or Neosporin to clean your piercings.
⦁ DO NOT put beauty products (makeup, lotion, sprays) directly on your healing piercing.
⦁ DO NOT change jewelry until the full 8 weeks has passed.
⦁ DO NOT sleep directly on your healing piercing, as this can cause migration and/or irritations.
⦁ DO NOT place your healing piercing in a lake, pool, hot tub, ocean, etc. First protect your piercing by using a waterproof bandage (ex: clean seals). You can find them at the drugstore.
- Please keep in mind that SOME bleeding is completely normal and can occur 24-48 hours of getting pierced.
- During healing SOME discoloration, itching, or discharge (white-yellow in color, NOT pus) can occur.
- A piercing may seem fine before the healing process is completed, however that does not mean it is completely healed, the process requires patience and care directly from you.
- It is important for you to stay healthy, the more healthy you are the easier the piercing will heal.
- Avoid submerging the piercing in any body of water without covering it completely with a water-proof bandage (recommended is Clean Seals).
- Leave the jewelry in at all times, removing the piercing even once for any length of time may cause the piercing hole to prematurely shrink or close regardless of age.
We have aftercare at the shop for $10.
(This Includes Soap and Lotion.)