Please take good care and follow these instructions to ensure a good looking, well-healed piercing.
It is important that you keep your new piercing DRY for the first 24 HOURS. It is important that you clean with saline solution ONLY ONCE A DAY. We recommend using our saline solution spray.
Once you are pierced please be aware that there might be slight swelling or scarring. Rarely some piercings may reject or grow out, this only affects very few people. Please be patient as healing times will vary for each person. During the healing process DO NOT play, touch, rub or pick your piercing. ALWAYS make sure your hands are clean before touching a piercing. NEVER use surgical spirit, hydrogen peroxide or similar for cleaning. DO NOT remove jewellery when cleaning. AVOID swimming, saunas and jacuzzis for the first week. If you have any concerns or queries do not hesitate to contact us. Please follow our aftercare instructions to ensure a good looking, well-healed piercing! If not followed infection may occur.
Signs of infection are:
- SWELLING and REDNESS that increases
- A severe BURNING and THROBBING sensation
- Increased TENDERNESS and increasingly PAINFUL to touch
- An unusual DISCHARGE (yellow or green) with an offensive SMELL
Speak to your practitioner or seek medical advice immediately if you suffer from any of the above or have any signs of allergic reaction to products used and if you have any questions and they will advise you if there are any signs of adverse reaction of infection. Please contact us if you have any further queries using the details provided above.
EAR LOBE - HELIX - CONCH - ROOK - TRAGUS - DAITH - MIDI - SNUG - INDUSTRIAL
Ear pirecings are much easier to clean after a wash or shower. Use a saline solution once a day and just leave to dry. Be careful when using cosmetics and perfumes which may irritate your piercing. Be careful not to snag your piercing when brushing your hair or attending a hairdresser. Try to avoid sleeping on your piercing.
NOSE - SEPTUM
Nose and septum piercings are much easier to clean after a wash or shower. Use a saline solution once a day and just leave to dry. For nose piercings, we recommend that you use a plaster when you go to bed to to prevent your piercing from falling out. Be cautious when applying cosmetics near the piercing area.
NAVEL - NIPPLE
Navel and nipple piercings can be the hardest to heal due to irritation and lack of air circulation. Any crust formation on the jewellery should be removed by soaking with warm water. Once this is done then the piercing should be cleaned well with saline solution and allowed to dry. Be careful with your clothing, try not to snag or rub your piercing as this is the most common cause of irritation. Try to avoid any extreme exercise and sleeping on your stomach.
TONGUE - SMILEY - WEB - lip
Look after your mouth piercing by rinsing your mouth with a alcohol-free antibacterial mouthwash or salt water. It should be used after you eat, drink or smoke. Tongue piercings can swell which is perfectly normal, the jewellery you will have been pierced with is large enough to allow for this. The swelling will start reducing within a few days. Sucking on ice will help reduce the swelling. The tongue is covered in a very thin natural healing agent called peptide which will aid the process. For lip piercings, the external part of your piercing should be cleaned using saline solution only. For the first few days eating may be difficult. We suggest you do not eat crunchy, spicy or very hot food. Start with soft foods and then work your way up to harder foods. We recommend you use a new toothbrush as your old one may harbour bacteria.
EYEBROW - BRIDGE
Be aware that due to eyebrow piercings being close to the bone it is possible for bruising to occur. Use a saline solution once a day and just leave to dry. Caution should be taken not to snag your piercing with clothing, when brushing your hair or attending a hairdresser. Try to avoid sleeping on your piercing.
Septum, tongue, smiley, web:
4 - 6 weeks
Ear lobe, lip:
6 - 8 weeks
Industrial, eyebrow, bridge:
2 - 4 months
Helix, conch, rook, tragus, daith, midi, snug, nose:
3 - 6 months
6 - 9 months