Piercing Aftercare

  • You should avoid touching your new piercing without first washing your hands, and you should not let other people touch it at all, as it is an open wound disease transmission is possible
  • Avoid wearing tight clothing around your new piercing
  • Avoid alcohol, nicotine, pools, hot tubs and baths
  • You will need to clean your new piercing 2-3 times a day and it is advisable to  'soak' it for 5 minutes 1 time per day (using the same solution)
  • Each time you clean your piercing you should wash your hands with warm soapy water first, you do not however want to use soap to clean the piercing as it will be very drying
  • It can be cleaned with a home made solution of 1/4 teaspoon of non iodized sea salt- 1 cup of distilled water kept in a clean, sealed container(warm the water to help the salt dissolve). You may also choose to add a drop of tea tree oil as it is a natural antiseptic, or you can purchase saline wound wash or anitseptic piercing rinse at most drug stores
  • Use cotton balls or swabs and dispose of them after each use (if you are busy its a good idea to pre soak cotton balls in solution and keep those in a sealed container you can keep with you for easier cleaning on the go)
  • Apply gentle pressure to the top of the piercing with your cotton ball and hold there for 30-60 seconds, you can then use the cotton ball to wipe away and 'crusties' before discarding it. When you do your 5 minute soaks you should use a new cotton ball for every minute of the soak
  • You do not need to turn your jewellery while cleaning it and you should not remove the jewellery to clean it
  • Continue with this routine for at least 4 weeks, do not change the jewellery or remove it in that time
  • Clear discharge (lymphatic fluid) that dries to white crusties is normal, yellow thick discharge (pus) is a sign that you need ramp up your aftercare routine and possibly see a physician
  • The first jewellery change after your initial piercing is free of charge!
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