Piercing Aftercare

healing

Week 1 – Fresh. Swelling, redness and bleeding is totally normal. Ice ice baby!

Week 2-4 – Healing. Yellow ‘crusties’ form, don’t pick ’em and no touchy. Drop by for a free 2 week check-up!

Week 5 – Matured. Redness should be nearly gone. Keep cleaning the piercing.

Week 8-12 – Downsize time! Come say hi, we may need to change your jewellery!

oral piercings

  • Use alcohol-free mouth rinse twice daily after eating. Don’t over do it!
  • Cold drinks are great during healing.
  • Swelling is normal for 2 weeks.
  • Eat soft /blended food while healing.
  • Do NOT play with jewellery at all.
  • Downsize jewellery in 4-6 weeks.
  • Rinse with cold water after every meal.
  • Stay hydrated! Drink lots of water.

facial piercings

  • Spray 4x daily with STERILE saline.
  • There is no need to rinse off spray.

  • You can also rinse 2x a day with saline solution (preferably sterile).
  • Do not turn/twist jewellery and DON’T pick at your damn crusties.
  • Avoid chlorinated pools or spas.
  • Be sure NOT to sleep on piercing!

torso

  • Follow FACIAL aftercare.
  • Female nipples should be protected with fresh nursing pads for the first 2 months.
  • No bodily fluids on healing wounds.
  • Piercing can take up to 6 months to settle.

genital

  • Follow FACIAL aftercare.
  • Bleeding is normal for a week.
  • No unprotected sex during healing! ; )
  • Sex can resume when comfortable (4-6w)
  • Shower before/after sex during healing.
  • Jewellery downsize after 6 weeks.
  • Piercing can take up to 6 months to settle.

anchors

  • Ice 10mins on/10mins off, 3 times a day for first 2 days
  • Hirudoid AROUND 2x a day for 4-5 days, or until redness is gone (not inside).
  • Come in to let us change your tops.
  • Anchors heal in around 3 weeks.
  • Do NOT cover or bandage.
  • Be careful not to catch!

troubles

  • Sleeping on, or bumping piercing will slow healing and cause lumpy lumps to form.
  • Hot chamomile tea bag compress soaks reduce bumps and increases blood flow.
  • Low karat/quality gold or sterling silver.
  • Oral piercings that are constantly played with will rip and cause white, bumpy scar tissue. Saline rinses and Aspro Clear can help to get rid of the yucky bumps.
  • Using alcohol wipes, Dettol, Betadine, Listerine or any harsh products will harm your piercing. Don’t friggin’ use em!