Tongue 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; kissing and sexual fluids should be avoided during the healing period
  • Avoid alcohol and nicotine
  • You will need to clean your new piercing 2-3 times a day, it is a good idea to carry a bottle of diluted alcohol free antimicrobial, antibacterial, or antiseptic mouth wash with you to rinse after eating, drinking, or smoking (anything but water)
  • Each time you clean your piercing you should wash your hands with warm soapy water first
  • 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
  • Use cotton swabs or Q-tips and dispose of them after each use (if you are busy its a good idea to pre soak them in solution and keep those in a sealed container you can keep with you for easier cleaning on the go)
  • After rinsing your mouth for 30- 60 seconds use your Q-tip to gently wipe away any discharge
  • You do not need to turn your jewellery while cleaning it and you should not remove the jewellery to clean it
  • Continue this routine for at least 4 weeks, do not change or remove the jewellery in that time
  • Clear or white discharge (lymphatic fluid) 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, even if the jewellery was not purchased here, pop by and I will put it in for you
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  • If you have any questions or concerns please stop by the shop or call