While we use only the finest quality jewelry it is still possible that you may have a reaction to the material. If you do have a reaction to the material please contact us so that we may help you to find a piece of jewelry that is more suitable to your body. We would also like you to know that your safety is our main concern. All of our jewelry and instruments are autoclaved before use and we only use single use needles. Please feel free to ask us any questions that you may have concerning this process.
Here is some helpful information we like to provide for you on the care and healing of your new piercing. It is important to remember that these guidelines are not set in stone, what works for one person may not work for another. The best way to heal a piercing is a good diet and clean hygiene. If you keep your body clean it knows what to do. The following recommendations for cleaning your new piercing have come from techniques that we have compiled from ourselves, clients, doctors and dentists. We are always looking for better ways to heal piercings and our aftercare reflects that.
Here are some of the necessary supplies you will need to take care of your new piercing.
Provon, Satin or any mild liquid soap (Fragrance and Color free) or Pure Castile Soap
Sea Salt and Purified Water
Alcohol-Free Antibacterial Mouthwash
Biotene, Tech 2000, Tom’s of Maine
Here are some of the things that you should avoid using on you piercing as they can cause prolonged healing and tissue damage. Alcohol, Hydrogen Peroxide, Antibiotic Ointments, Hibiclens, Bactine, Iodine or Contact Solution
If you follow the instructions we have recommended in the following pages you should have a happy, healthy piercing. Please understand that all people heal differently and that what works for one person may not work on another. You may have to try different types of cleaning methods to find which one works best for your body. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or problems with your new piercing.
BODY: After the first 24 hours: Clean the piercing two to three times a day. Scrub your hands with Antibacterial Soap before any contact with your piercing. Using a cupped hand carefully soak the piercing to soften any crusty material. Work up lather with some soap and gently clean the jewelry and your piercing. Once the area is thoroughly cleaned, try to move the jewelry through the piercing, working the soap into the piercing. Then rinse the area thoroughly with water while moving the jewelry through the piercing. Blot dry the piercing with a Kleenex or let it air dry (avoid using your towel as it is not usually clean).
ORAL: For the first 24 to 48 hours try to keep ice or ice water on the piercing to keep swelling to a minimum. After the consumption of any food or drink you need to rinse with alcohol free mouthwash. You should try to avoid eating any foods that will stick to your jewelry during the healing process as they can irritate your piercing. Once the swelling goes down we suggest that you downsize the jewelry.
BOTH: Do Sea Salt rinses or soaks two times a day to speed up the healing process. You can find Sea Salt at any good health food store in the bulk section. Take 1/4 teaspoon of the Sea Salt and mix it in 1 cup of warm purified water until it is dissolved. Rinse or soak the piercing for about five to ten minutes. You want to make sure that you rinse the area with water after the sea salt rinse or soak. It is important to make sure that you purchase Organic Sea Salt and not Table Salt which will damage the piercing.
Infection or irritation of new piercings generally occurs because crusty matter (usually lymph and similar body fluid) was forced into the piercing. Body fluids are sticky and attract airborne or other bacteria that can infect your piercing. Unless you are cleaning the piercing, do not touch the area as the oils on your hand can cause an infection.
You should avoid oral contact and rough play with new piercings as the can infect and or tear the tissue.
Try to keep hair out of the area during the healing process as it is notorious for getting dirt and bacteria into the piercing. The same applies to hair and body care products as they can cause a chemical irritation to the healing piercing.
Any other common sense things you can do to keep your new piercing clean will also be helpful. Staying out of pools, hot tubs, hot springs, etc… will also help speed up the healing process by keeping bacteria from getting into your piercing. If you are going to be doing something or going somewhere that you know is likely to contaminate your piercing, please be smart and clean it before and after that activity or use a tegaderm patch to keep it dry.
Some piercings have more likelihood of rejecting, if you notice that your piercing is rejecting please contact us to determine the best course of action.
Lobes 3 + months
Any Ear Cartilage 6+ months
Industrial 9 + months
Eyebrow 3 + months
Nostril 6 + months
Tongue 6 - 8 weeks
Tongue/Lip Frenulum 4 + weeks
Lip 3 - 6 + months
Navel 9 - 12 + months
Nipples 12+ months
Surface Piercing 3 - 6 + months
Surface Anchor 3 - 6 + months
PA 3 + months
Frenum 3 + months
Hafada/Lorum 3 + months
Apadravya/Ampallang 6 - 9 + months
VCH 6 + weeks
HCH 6 + weeks
Forchette 3 - 6 + months
Inner Labia 3 + months
Outer Labia 9 + months
Remember that not everyone heals the same and times could be shorter or longer than posted.
These are just a general guideline for healing times.
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