After Care Instructions After You Leave the Piercing Studio
Congratulations! Your piercing was performed by a Professional Body Piercer in a safe, clean environment using aseptic technique and the best body jewelry available.
Now It’s Up To You To Take Care Of It!
By following these simple suggestions to care for your new piercing, the healing should go smoothly.
- Understanding how your body works is important to successfully heal a new piercing. Maintaining a healthy mind and body will help in the healing process.
- Sickness, stress, and fatigue will have a negative effect on the healing of your piercing. Rest, a low-stress lifestyle, a consistent cleaning routine and a positive attitude will help towards healing. A healthy diet including plenty of water are all factors that contribute to a healthy, healing body. Also, taking a multivitamin containing Zinc and Vitamin C can boost your body’s healing abilities.
- Make sure your bedding is clean.
- DO NOT SPIN OR MOVE THE JEWELRY, this will only prolong your healing.
- If you feel your piercing is infected, contact us or your physician right away!
What to expect:
- A normal healing piercing can be tender, itchy or bruised for a few weeks.
Your new piercing may:
- Bleed a bit for the first few days.
- Secrete a whitish-yellow fluid which may dry on the piercing. This is normal and will stop when the piercing is healed.
- Be swollen. A cold compress and/or ice will help reduce swelling.
What you will need:
- Individually packaged 2×2 sterile gauze (no cotton balls or pads).
- Sterile Wound Wash Saline (do not use Saline for contacts or nasal spray). You can purchase this at the studio or elsewhere.
What to do:
During the initial healing time, clean your piercing morning and evening as follows:
- Always wash your hands before any kind of contact with the piercing or the area around it. We live in a dirty city and even the cleanest person will have dirty hands from touching doors, money, tech. Do not touch your piercings!
- Use Sterile Wound Wash Saline to soak the gauze pad until it’s dripping wet.
- Use the gauze pad as a compress, front and back for 2 to 3 minutes.
What to avoid:
- Avoid touching your piercing, except when you are cleaning it.
- Avoid oral contact or contact with other’s body fluid.
- Avoid using any aftercare product that we did not suggest, if you wouldn’t put it in your eye don’t put it on your piercing.
- Avoid getting lotions and makeup in your piercings.
- Avoid sleeping on your piercing.
- Keep out of pools, hot tubs, lakes, rivers, etc. However, if you must go in the water, using Tegaderm (a waterproof, breathable bandage) is a viable option.
Oral Piercing Aftercare – What you will need:
- An alcohol-free antimicrobial mouthwash or dental rinse.
- A new toothbrush (throw out your old toothbrush).
During the initial healing time, rinse with mouthwash 3-4 times daily (after meals).
Swish gently for 30-60 seconds. Do this after meals during the entire initial healing time. Do not use mouthwash more than 4-5 times daily and use it over intervals spaced throughout the day.