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piercing AFTERCARE

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  • Wash your hands thoroughly before touching/cleaning your piercing. It is recommended to use (non-fragrance) anti-bacterial liquid soap such as Dial Gold Original (soap bars are never recommended). Do not use regular soaps or hair products on the piercing while in the shower because it may cause irritation or infection.

  • Apply Saline Wound Solution to a cotton ball until fully damped. You may add a few drops of Witch Hazel to your solution mix (Witch Hazel is known to act as an antiseptic solution).

  • Place the soaked cotton ball to the new piercing for five minutes until all dried up lymph (white crust) clears from the fistula (the hole where the jewelry passes through). If some lymph is still not cleared you may let warm water run over the newly piercing until is softens the lymph. It is not recommended to rotate your jewelry if necessary because this may cause regenerating cellular damage to the fistula and it may even be affected by any clinging bacteria from the jewelry.

  • It is preferably to pad dry your new piercing with a paper new paper towel. Regular cloth towels may pull your new jewelry completely out.

Oral Piercing Aftercare

  • If needed to touch your oral piercing you have to wash your hands with an anti-bacterial liquid soap thoroughly.

  • Follow normal piercing instructions for any piercings that have an external exit (lip, labret, monroe, etc.)

  • It is recommended to rinse for 1 minute with warm Organic Sea Salt mixed with distilled water 2 times a day (upon awakening and before going to sleep). You may use alcohol-free mouthwash 30 seconds after smoking or eating.

  • Avoid eating spicy or hard food for at least 5 days. Ice cubes may help with the swelling if any, you may take any anti-inflamatory medicine recommended by your physician.

  • Do not over-use mouth rinses if its unnecessary, you may irritate tongue. It is recommended for you to get used to your new piece of jewelry before going back to your normal routine, avoid biting your jewelry. It is possible to chip your teeth by being careless.

healing time/What to Expect

  • May feel tender, itchy or swollen for a few weeks.

  • Bleeding after the piercing for a few days may occur.

  • Some scarring, bumps (hypertrophic scars), depressions or holes may show on skin after you remove the jewelry.

  • May secrete a whitish-yellow fluid (lymph), which may crust on the jewelry. This discharge may stop at full healing period.

  • Piercing may swell. Applying an ice pack to the new piercing may help and/or ask you medical physician if any anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen is recommended.

  • Piercing may emit a foul smell through-out the lifetime of the piercing.

  • Piercing may close within minutes if removed even if it feels like it has fully healed.

  • May be slightly red. Redness may persist on and off for the entire healing period.

  • Multiple piercings done in one sitting around the same area may be prone to infections more than normal.

  • Call us at any of our locations if you have any questions and we will assist you to the best of our ability. If you are not satisfied with our response you may contact your physician.

Every person heals differently, following proper care of the piercing can improve healing time on any piercing. All initial piercings should be given 6 to 8 weeks to change. Estimate healing times: Ears, Lips, Face, Oral - 3mo; Nose, Cartilage, Others - 6mo. or more.

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