PIERCING AFTERCARE

It is very important you follow the following instructions properly to avoid any infections.

  • Keep your new piercing dry for the first 24 hours.
  • Clean the piercing thoroughly every day.
  • Wash hands before cleaning the piercing.
  • Never touch the piercing with dirty hands.
  • Remove any dry matter from piercing and jewellery by spraying or dripping saline solution onto the piercing.
  • Do not rub or pick on our new piercing.

NEVER USE SURGICAL SPIRIT OR HYDROGEN PEROXIDE FOR CLEANING.

DO NOT REMOVE THE JEWELLERY WHEN CLEANING!

How to make saline solution:

Use approx. 1/4 teaspoon of pure sea salt mixed with 1/2 pint of boiling water. Leave til lukewarm and apply once a day. Prepare a fresh solution every 3 to 4 days.

GENERAL ADVICE

When you get a piercing done, you must be aware that there may be minor swelling or scarring to the area. Although not common, some piercings have the potential to reject or grow out. This will only affect very few people. The healthier your lifestyle, the easier it will be for the piercing to heal. Be patient as healing times will vary for each person. If you have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

EAR, SEPTUM, NOSE, EYEBROW, TRAGUS

As facial and ear piercings are harder to soak, cleaning after a bath or shower will make the whole process a lot easier.

Healing time: EAR 6-8 WEEKS, SEPTUM 4-6 WEEKS, NOSE 2-3 MONTHS,

EYEBROW 2-4 MONTHS, HELIX and TRAGUS 2-3 MONTHS

TONGUE AND LIP

To clean the inside of oral piercings we suggest using alcohol-free antibacterial mouthwash. It should be used after everything you eat, drink or smoke until the piercing is fully healed. With oral piercings there will be some swelling. This is perfectly normal and the jewellery you have been pierced with is large enough to allow for it. Sucking on ice can help reduce the swelling.

For the first few days with your new piercing eating may be difficult. Start with soft foods and work your way up. It is also advisable to change your toothbrush as your old one may harbour bacteria. The tongue is covered in a thin natural healing agent called peptide which will aid the process.

Healing time: TONGUE 4-6 WEEKS, LIP 6-8 WEEKS